Union Democrat staff

Cassi Land is just a sophomore but she’s in the process or re-writing the record books for long distance running at Sonora High School.

Land broke the Wildcat record Saturday for the 3,200-meter run at the Arcadia Invitational in southern California.

“Racing at night made it a lot better,” Land said. “I raced at 8:30 p.m., running under the lights and the colder weather made it better. During the race I just thought that every time someone came up, I had to stay with them. We were all around the same speed, so if I could stay with them, the real race would be at the end.”

She finished the race in 10 minutes, 45.46 seconds, which was over 8 seconds faster than her previous best, set at last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet.

“I’m hoping to be able to it again and run it a little faster so it won’t be beaten for a while,” Land said. “I just want to keep on setting personal records.”

Bullfrog swimmers sweep Linden

The Bret Harte Bullfrogs boys’ and girls’ swims teams marched through the Linden Lions 101-52 and 120-50, respectively, Monday in a Mother Lode League clash in Linden.

The girls won every event except one and the boys all but three. The Bullfrogs overwhelmed the Lions with their depth, being able to fill all events where Linden had just one or two swimmers competing in each race.

“We swam really well today, despite coming off two meets last week and turning around and swimming on a Monday,” said Bullfrogs head coach Lauren Gerber.

The Bullfrog girls (6-0 MLL) and boys (5-1 MLL) will visit Calaveras at 3:30 p.m. Friday in San Andreas.

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