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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Julie Halsen and Ryan Thompson were selected to represent Kittitas County at the
Masters Marathon in Sanda City, Japan held in December of 2008. They were selected
from a number of qualified applicants who were all interviewed by a panel representing
the Sanda City Relations committee. Everyone who was interviewed would have made
great ambassadors of Kittitas County making it an extremely difficult decision.
Julie is 32 years old and attended both high school and college in Kittitas County.
She currently works for a local law office. She thoroughly enjoys running and has
participated in various half marathons. Julie said she is very honored to represent
Kittitas County and is looking forward to meeting many new friends in Japan.
Ryan is 31 years old and has lived in Kittitas County since the summer of 1999 when
he moved to Ellensburg to attend Central Washington University. He is currently
a police officer for Central Washington University and he is proud to be from Kittitas
County. He considers it to be a great honor to represent the citizens of our county.
Ryan enjoys outdoor activities and has experience in running half marathons.
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Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.