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Cross country teams finish strong


November 20, 2019


FAST WINNERS: The Goldendale cross country teams-girls and boys-distinguished themselves with personal-best records at State.

On a cool Nov. 9, Saturday, in Pasco, the Goldendale cross country team competed at the WIAA State Cross Country meet. With all the State's best runners in attendance, the Timberwolf boys and girls teams raced their way around the tough 3.1 mile layout at Sun Willows Golf Course. The girls' team entered the race ranked 8th, and although there were strong performances, they finished in a respectable 10th place. Led by Ellie Rising, the "Fab 5" team of all seniors finished their storied careers with the best-ever girls' team finish.

In her fourth state appearance, Rising crossed the finish line with a personal record (PR) 19:07, earning 9th place and a spot on the podium for the first time...

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