Bret Harte and Calaveras high cross country runners powered their way through the rain at the annual Frogtown Invitational Saturday in Angels Camp.

Calaveras junior Hannah Hull finished first out of 115 runners in the varsity girls race with a time of 19 minutes, 49 seconds on the 3-mile course.

In the varsity boys race, Bret Harte senior Tristan Boblet placed second out of 151 runners with a time of 16:51.

Devin Scheidt of Calaveras placed 12th to lead the Redskins in 18:08.

Also in the varsity girls race, Hayley Rizzi led Bret Harte with an eighth-place finish in 21:25.

County runners find spots on medal stand at Frogtown

Bret Harte senior Tristan Boblet sets a strong pace in the varsity boys race at Saturday’s Frogtown Invitational.

Saturday also marked an impressive debut by Bret Harte’s Baylee Barnes, who ran a 2-mile time of 14:59 in her first cross country race for the Bullfrogs. Barnes placed third out of 74 runners in the frosh/soph girls race in the pouring rain, helping Bret Harte place first overall in the team competition. Also for the Bullfrogs, Greta Nilsen placed sixth, Melanie Nelson was ninth, Kaylynn Davis was 11th and April Johnson was 13th.

Olivia Borchin of Calaveras was the top finisher in the frosh/soph girls race, completing the course in 14:42. Mykayla Keiser added a 14th place finish for the Redskins.

Bret Harte also took a team title in the sophomore boys race with Marc Behiel leading the way with a fourth-place individual finish out of 48 runners in 12:29. Also for the Bullfrogs in that race, Zane Krpan was 10th, Nick Karnes was 15th and Ryan Marinics was 16th.

Michael Stickels led Calaveras in the sophomore boys race, placing third in 12:28.

“It was a wet, cool day and we raced really well,” Calaveras coach Tammy Lisk said. “I was happy with all my runners’ performances. It was nice to see a Calaveras in the front of each race.”

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