Sonora High School took eight athletes to the Dublin Distance Fiesta last weekend.
It’s the largest distance competition in California with more than 3,000 runners competing.
Wildcat senior Cassi Land added another impressive performance to her high school career.
Land was first in the Sombrero Heat of the 1,600-meter with a time of 5.05, earning automatic entry in the Arcadia Invitational.
Land also ran the 3,200-meter and finished with a time of 10:46.
Kristiina Thompson performed well in both the 1,600-meter and 800-meter, said coach Corri Land.
“Thompson opened her season with a second place finish in her heat of the 1,600 and a strong performance in the 3,200-meter, which is very impressive considering she ran her first marathon just six days prior,” said Land.
On the boys side, sophomore Wil Otterson had a stand-out performance in the 1,600-meter race, said Land.
His time of 5:07 shaved a full 10 seconds of his previous personal record.
He placed first in the 3,200-meter with a time of 11:10. That was a 32-second improvement on his previous best, said Land.
Kyle Smith has a new personal best in both the 1600-meter and 800-meter.
Sam Mirkin bested his personal record in the 1,600-meter by 32 seconds.
Sonora’s Reggie Van Sleet also competed in the 1,600-meter and 800-meter and Jonathan Moore ran the 800-meter.