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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Allison Gilliam continues to climb GHS record books as sub district meet nears


Jaryd Cline

Sophomore Corbin Riley runs in the 1,500 meter run on March 16 in The Dalles. Riley set a personal best in the 1,600 meters last Friday at the High Mountain Classic in Cle Elum.

Just two weeks ago in Highland, senior Allison Gilliam moved up to second place in Goldendale's all-time track and field record books in the 100 meter hurdles with her sizzling 15.81 second time.

Last Friday at the High Mountain Classic in Cle Elum, Gilliam continued to climb the ladder in the GHS record books with her personal-record, and first-place finish in the 300 meter hurdles. She sped to a 46.23 time in the event, finishing over a second faster than the second-place runner while moving up to No. 3 in the school's record books, passing a familiar face along the way.

With her 46.23 second time last Friday, Gilliam passed 2017 Goldendale graduate Ocean Bryan (46.97) and trails Janet Steindorf (45.86 in 1995) and Jill Pimley (44.57 in 1997) in the record book.

Gilliam crushed her previous best time of 47.91 in the event which she set at the Holder Relays on March 31 in Yakima. She sits in prime position to advance to the state championship meet for the third straight year in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. She took first in both those events on Friday and also helped the team's 4x400 relay team to a second place finish in 4 minutes, 19.99 seconds.

Gilliam was one of four Goldendale girls to set a new personal record in Cle Elum. Senior Briana Cuevas joined Gilliam in the 300 hurdles with a 59.48 PR time, freshman Tiana Watson's leap of 14 feet, 3.5 inches, in the long jump was a new best, and junior Crysta Warren's throw of 63-09 in the discus was over two feet further than her previous best.

Sophomore Ellie Rising cruised to a first place showing in the 800 meter run (2:26.53) and third place finish in the 1,600 meters (5:33.31), and Watson also captured first in the javelin (113-03) and fifth in the discus (79-06).

For the boys, senior Dillon Rising led the way with a pair of top finishes in the 800 and 1,600 meter runs while a group of fellow distance runners added personal-best times. Sophomore Cameron Mains also had a strong night, setting new personal records in all three of his events.

Dillon Rising paced all runners with his 4:35.20 time in the 1,600, with junior Lucas Anderson (fifth place in 4:50.33) and sophomore Corbin Riley (sixth place in 4:58.30) following with personal-record setting efforts. Sophomore Sterling Beasley was among seven runners in the 3,200, coming in at second place with a PR time of 11:35.5.

Mains had a balanced night by setting new personal records in a running, jumping, and throwing event. He notched new top times in the 300 meter hurdles (48.75), discus (107-03), and the high jump (5-04). Fellow sophomore Nick Lee finished third overall with a PR setting leap of 18-05.5 in the long jump, 4.5 inches farther than his previous longest jump.

Goldendale will make the trip up to Cle Elum again on Friday for the South Central Athletic Conference Sub District Meet. All six teams from the SCAC West will be in attendance to determine who advances to the district meet a week later in Royal.

Sub districts kicks off with field events starting at 3:30 p.m.


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