Cate School’s cross country teams placed n the top three in the Division 5 races at the Mt. SAC Invitational on Friday.

Kendall Thorne led the girls team to second place in their heat by taking fifth place in 20:55 over the hilly 3-mile course.

For the boys, junior Seb Sutch came in fourth in 17:05 and junior Everest Schipper placed ninth in 17:40, leading the Rans to third place in their D5 heat.

Cate will be competing at the County Championships on Wednesday at River Park in Lompoc.

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