Nathan L.

Baker Invitational scheduled Thursday at Quail Ridge

Baker's cross country teams ran well in their

final road meet before district Saturday at the 40th annual Richland

(Wash.) Invitational at Carmichael Middle School.

The Baker girls finished ninth in the Division II team standings

with 220 points. The Baker boys were 17th with 446 points. Teams were

divided into two divisions based on school size.

"We did great," said Baker coach Suzy Cole.

Cole said many of the Baker runners use this meet as a final kick before the Baker Invitational, district and state.

"This team has so much energy and support for each other," she said.

Trevor Freese, Baker's top boys runner, had an especially strong outing.

"Trevor ran absolutely incredible," Cole said. "It was by far the best

race of his career. He went out with the front pack the entire race and

ran great."

Freese finished 12th overall with a time of 17:08.

"Trevor had the fastest time ever run on this course by a Baker runner by 45 seconds," Cole said.

Melissa Clarke, Baker's No. 1 girls runner, also placed 12th with a 21:01 clocking.

"Melissa had a great race," Cole said. "We have been wanting to break her into the low 20's and she was right there Saturday. She also went out with the front pack and ran very strong."

Baker's next action is the annual Baker Invitational Thursday at Quail Ridge Golf Course. Competition begins at 3 p.m. with the middle school race, followed by the varsity girls at 3:30 p.m. and boys at 4 p.m.

Richland Invitational

(Baker results)

Girls JV - 88. Mary Bugler, 24:52. 120. Emily Miller, 25:54. 138. Hazel Hansen, 27:15. 142. Ellen Jampolsky, 27:58. 147. Anna Clarke, 28:16. 151. Amanda Lang, 28:42. 159. Laura Borgen, 32:23.

Boys frosh/soph - 116. Will Mercado, 20:10. 167. Andrew Porter, 21:16. 169. Jesse Rayborn, 21:16. 172. Elliott Averett, 21:20. 174. Lucas Ferguson, 21:24.

Girls varsity - 12. Melissa Clarke, 21:01. 42. Felicia Schneider, 22:21. 65. Kori Rayborn, 23:31. 80. Haley Adams, 24:27. 86. Charlott Bowers, 24:56. 90. Annika Yates, 25:12.

Boys JV - 133. Dan Sizer, 20:43. 139. Cameron McAlister, 21:09. 171. B.J. Savage, 25:20.

Boys varsity - 12. Trevor Freese, 17:08. 89. Kristian Krohn, 18:42. 121. Jacob Payton, 19:17. 130. Skyler Young, 19:23. 133. Brandon Lowry, 19:30. 136. Joe Anderson, 19:45. 139. Mitch Sandefur, 19:51. 140. Erik Robertson, 19:55.