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Warriors collect eight medals in hot Bret Harte meet

Despite competing in conditions more suited to a day at the beach, the Whittell High School cross country runners won eight medals at the Bret Harte Frogtown Invitational near Angels Camp, Calif.

Earning medals in the boys’ varsity race were John Robinson and Chris Crawford. With temperatures approaching the century makr, Robinson placed ninth overall with a 3-mile time of 17 minutes, 51 seconds and Crawford finished 21st in 18:48. Sean Sullivan also competed, completing the course in 25:36.

Whittell’s Mikey George contended for first place in the two-mile sophomore boys’ race and collected a fourth-place medal (12:47), and teammate Zach Welch claimed an eighth-place medal (12:57).

All three Whittell entrants in the two-mile boys’ freshman race received medals: Josh Welch finished 12th 13:41,Avery Laub placed 14th in 13:56 and Kyle Crawford came in 15th in 14:04.

“I was very pleased with the frosh boys. They are really coming along. It will be fun to see what happens when we go to Sparks in a couple of weeks and run as a complete team,” said Whittell coach Lindsay Wines.

For the girls, Morgan King was Whittell’s lone representative in the varsity race, placing 42nd out of 89 competitors with her time of 25:44.

Sammy Rupp produced the school’s eighth medal by placing third in the girls’ sophomore race at 14:58.

Whittell will compete in a Half Moon Bay meet at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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