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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Local runners lead first annual Gorge Cup Invite in Trout Lake


September 19, 2018

Jaryd Cline

Juniors Jade Smith, center, and Kimberly Chestnut, right, run for the Timberwolves during the Gorge Cup Invitational last Wednesday in Trout Lake.

Runners from all corners of the county were in Trout Lake last Wednesday for the initial Gorge Cup Invitational in Trout Lake.

Bickleton, Goldendale, Trout Lake, and White Salmon were in attendance as well as a handful of teams from Oregon as well as seven middle school teams.

Starting this year in Trout Lake, it's the hopes of race coordinators that the Gorge Cup will continue in future years at various schools around the Columbia Gorge.

There were two different courses in the scenic Trout Lake area, with a 2.5 kilometer middle school race before the 5K varsity and junior varsity runs.

The middle school race featured five Goldendale runners, with eighth grader Nick Bowdish leading the boys with an eighth place finish in 10 minutes, 5.48 seconds. After Bowdish, eighth grader Dema Thayer was next for Goldendale at 45th place in 11:27.83, while eighth grader Ian Schumacher followed in 12:38.33. Seventh grader Dakotah Anderson was the top finishing middle school girl for the Wolves, coming in at No. 13 and stopping the timers at 11:49.47.

A pair of Klickitat County runners also finished runner-up in the boys and girls varsity races. Hometown runner Justin Peck, a Trout Lake sophomore, finished as just one of two runners to record times of less than 17 minutes, finishing in 16:58.14, trailing only Gabriel Dinnel, a senior from Washougal who finished in 16:41.26.

Goldendale junior Ellie Rising cruised to the second place mark in the varsity girls 5K race, finishing in 20:30.98, behind only Amelia Pullen, a Washougal senior.

The rest of the local results are at the end of this article.

Apple Ridge Run

Goldendale was in Cowiche on Saturday for the Apple Ridge Run, competing on the same course that the district meet will be held in later this season. The Timberwolves were among 27 high school teams running on Saturday as well as eight middle school teams which ran in a 1.5 mile junior high race.

There were three, three-mile varsity races and both the Goldendale boys and girls ran in the second varsity flight, the same course that is used for league meets and the district championship race.

Running against league teams like Royal, Connell, and Zillah, the Goldendale boys finished seventh as a team with 165 cumulative points behind larger schools like Hanford, Prosser, and Selah. They were the top Class 1A team, with Anderson leading the way with a seventh place finish in 16:29.9. After Anderson for the Wolves, Riley was 21st (17:30.5), Beasley was 24th (17:32.7), Austin Williams was 72nd (18:59.2), and Alden Williams was 87th (19:19) to round out their top five runners. Conroy (19:21.8) and Jensen (22:19.1) came in shortly after in the 200-person race.

The girls finished third as a team in their race with 81 points, trailing just Hanford (32) and Selah (66). Rising ran to her second straight runner-up finish in 19:18 after taking No. 2 behind Hanford senior Kathryn Bushman. After Rising, Hedges came in at No. 12 (20:54), Chestnut followed in 28th place (22:10), Smith was 32nd (22:36), and Ross rounded out Goldendale's five runners in 57th place in 24:42.

Up next

After two meets last week, Goldendale will run in only the Connell Invite this week.

Starting at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, the invite features South Central Athletic Conference schools Connell and Granger, as well as a handful of middle school teams. Goldendale's middle school runners also will be attending.

The invite starts with the middle schoolers, with the 1.32 mile boys race at 11:45 and the 1.32 mile girls race following at 12:05 p.m. After that, the varsity boys and varsity girls run 5Ks at 12:20 and 1 p.m. respectively.

Junior varsity 5K and 2.1 mile runs follow.

The Pirates will be on the road in Umatilla, Oregon, on Friday for the Footrace to Valhalla which starts at 12:30 p.m.

Trout Lake will run today in Stevenson in its first Trico meet.

Gorge Cup results

Varsity boys 5K

Overall finish, athlete name, school, time.

2, Justin Peck, TL, 16:58.14. 12, Lucas Anderson, Gold, 17:41.45. 16, Michael Gannon, Bick, 18:11.70. 17, Gabe Harpe, TL, 18:26.25. 19, Christian Arriaga, Bick, 18:37.25. 20, Corbin Riley, Gold, 18:47.05. 22, Sterling Beasley, Gold, 18:59.73. 29, Luke Binfet, Bick, 19:55.30. 30, Shane Pearson, TL, 19:55.38. 33, Austin Williams, Gold, 20:22.36. 35, Alden Williams, Gold, 20:26.67. 36, Evan Tattersall, TL, 20:42.52. 37, Mason Conroy, Gold, 20:46.51. 39, Liam McLaughlin, TL, 21:05.23. 40, Hayden Andrews, Bick, 21:07.13. 44, Cesareo Arriaga, Bick, 21:56.88. 47, Gage Jensen, Gold, 25:04.08. 48, Ethan Andrews, Bick, 25:04.08. 50, Scott McBride, Bick, 31:25.22.

Varsity girls 5K

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Trout Lake sophomore Justin Peck finished second in the varsity boys 5 kilometer run last Wednesday.

2, Ellie Rising, Gold, 20:30.98. 7, Joanna Peck, TL, 21:37.69. 9, Abby Hedges, Gold, 21:57.82. 10, Makenna Stock, TL, 22:13.32. 11, Laurel Peck, TL, 22:20.88. 24, Kimberly Chestnut, Gold, 23:47.16. 25, Jade Smith, Gold, 23:47.16. 31, Haylee Andrews, Bick, 24:17.28. 34, Savannah Ross, Gold, 24:49.39. 38, Hannah Binfet, Bick, 25:50.58. 39, Emily Lopez, TL, 25:51.91. 40, Lydia Harpe, TL, 26:40.39.

Middle school boys 2.5K

5, Trevor Collins, TL, 9:25.59. 8, Nick Bowdish, Gold, 10:05.48. 12, Justus Davis, TL, 10:15.13. 16, Judah Pearson, TL, 10:29.16. 45, Dema Thayer, Gold, 11:27.83. 47, Dasher Evans, TL, 11:28.69. 82, Ian Schumacher, Gold, 12:38.33.

Middle school girls 2.K

3, Myana Stock, TL, 10:17.37. 9, Naphtali Pearson, TL, 11:12.89. 10, Selah Pearson, 11:35. 65. 13, Dakotah Anderson, Gold, 11:49.47. 43, Bailey Holycross, Gold, 15:43.93.


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