Menlo's Miranda sets course record in cross country race

Robert Miranda set a course record in winning the 3.1-mile Tiger Invitational in Stockton on Saturday. Photo by Sally Li.

Menlo School senior Robert Miranda set a course record and the Knights' girls cross country team placed fifth in the smalls schools division at the Pacific Tiger Invitational on Saturday.

Miranda raced the 3.1-mile course in 15:09, the best time of the day regardless of division among the 573 boys participants. The previous best was 15:35.

The second finisher of the day among all divisions came in in 15:25.

“The athletes continue to impress everyone with huge PRs again,” Menlo coach Jorge Chen said.

Kyra Pretre led Menlo's girls, placing 11th, among 251 runners, in 19:12. Fellow sophomore Charlotte Tomlinson was 23rd in 21:03.

Freshman Maddie Sanders was the Knights’ third finisher, placing 60th in 21:03, sophomore Amanda Foster was 69th in 21:11, and freshman Marisa Castagna came in in 21:19.

The boys took 20th in the Small Schools Division in a 41-team field. Junior Josh Eichbaum crossed the finish line in 17:25, sophomore Brandon Aprill was the Knights’ third finisher in 18:34. Juniors Max Dostart-Meers posted a time of 19:13 and Alejandro Ross finished in 19:28 to round out scoring.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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