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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Allison Gilliam records second fastest 100 meter hurdle time in GHS history


Jaryd Cline

Senior Allison Gilliam runs in the 100 during the Mullen-Leavitt Invite on March 16 in The Dalles. Last Wednesday in Cowiche, Gilliam moved into second place in the Goldendale High School all-time record book with her 15.81 second finish in the 100 meter hurdles.

In their last South Central Athletic Conference League Meet last Wednesday at Highland High School, Goldendale's track athletes continued improving on previous marks as the postseason nears.

In Cowiche last week, 10 Goldendale boys along with seven girls set new personal best marks, including a near-school record from senior Allison Gilliam in the 100 meter hurdles.

Gilliam cracked 16 seconds in the event for the first time in her four years with the program, finishing first place by nearly 1.5 seconds with her personal-record time of 15.81 seconds. She moved up to second place in school history in the event, trailing only Janet Steindorf, who set the record of 15.75 in 1994. With last Wednesday's finishing time, Gilliam moved up to No. 6 overall statewide among Class 1A competitors.

Gilliam wasn't the only girl who had a big personal best for the girls. Freshman Tiana Watson threw the javelin 121 feet, 5 inches, almost five feet further than her previous best mark. That throw is good for fourth place in the GHS record book. She also ranks fifth among 1A throwers in the event and is the only freshman in the top 10.

Other personal bests for the Goldendale girls last Wednesday were Watson, sophomore Abby Hedges, and freshman Emily Harris in the 100, senior Briana Cuevas and Gilliam in the 100 meter hurdles, junior Lene Riggers, Hedges, Cuevas, and Harris in the 300 meter hurdles, and junior Crysta Warren in the discus.

Senior Conner Doubravsky finished under 12 seconds in the 100 meter run for the first time with a mark of 11.6 seconds, while sophomores Napoleon Owen, Nick Lee, Cameron Mains and freshman Lucas Dehart all added PR finishes in the 100. Freshman Camden Orozco was the long Goldendale runner in the 200, setting a PR with a 26.61 finish.

Senior Dillon Rising cracked the school record book in the 800 with his 2 minute, 1.54 second finish that moved him up to seventh place in GHS history in the event.

Freshman Austin Williams (5:24.15) and sophomore Sterling Beasley (5:24.96) both set new personal marks in the 1,600, and junior Reece Michael, a state competitor last season in the shot put, bested his previous top mark in the javelin by close to two feet with his 30-foot throw.

The Wolves will be up north in Cle Elum on Friday for the High Mountain Classic starting at 3:30 p.m. They are back in Cle Elum for SCAC West Sub Districts on May 11.


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