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Mustangs Tackle Frogtown Course In Fine Style
Oakdale cross country runners Kali Jericoff, Haleigh Flores and Lauren Schickert are shown in action at the Frogtown Invitational. Photo Contributed

The destination was the Frogtown Invitational for the Oakdale cross country team on Saturday, Oct. 5, traveling to the Calaveras County Fairgrounds for the competition.

In the three-mile varsity girls race, sophomore Hannah Beth Norman finished fifth overall in 20:43 and freshman Kassidy Fmura ran the course in 21:38 for a 20th place finish.

The varsity boys took eighth place overall honors in the large school division in the three-mile race. Sophomore Simon Appel was the only Mustang runner to break the top 10, running the course in 16:52 and taking 10th.

Freshman Caleb Cavanaugh was 17th in 17:17 and rounding out Oakdale’s top three was junior Dominic Robles, 18:09.

For the JV boys, they took 10th place in the large school division in the three-mile race, paced by senior Jeremiah Renfrow in 20:01, followed by juniors Colin Rehling, 21:18; and Fabian Gonzalez, 22:11.

It was a fourth place finish for the JV girls in the large school division, running a two-mile distance. Junior Kali Jericoff was sixth overall in 16:47, followed by junior Lauren Schickert, 17:12 and senior Samantha Ballard, 18:39.

The two-mile race for the sophomore boys saw the team take ninth place in the large school division. Top three finishers for the Mustangs were sophomores Cody Morrill, 13:24; Caleb Poling, 13:25; and Eli Elting, 13:26.

Freshman boys ran two miles and finished in fifth place in the large school division. Leading the way were Alex Martinez, 13:59; Khriztian Escalente, 14:15; Adam Jones, 14:33.

“We accomplished what we wanted and that was to get some great training on a hilly course and get familiar with the Sub-Section meet course,” said head coach Guy Fowler. “The team is progressing very nicely.”

The team is also looking forward to the second VOL Meet this week.