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The Pleasanton cross country team hosted their home cross country meet at the Pleasanton West Lake on Oct. 5.
This is the first year the Blu-Jays hosted their home cross country invitational at the West Lake and runners performed well.
Two school records were set in the seventh grade races in both the boys and girls.
Dale Gillespie set the school record in the seventh-grade boys’ two-mile race with a time of 12:54 while Ella Hare set the record in the seventh-grade girls’ two-mile race with a time of 15:04. Gillespie placed first in his race and Hare placed seventh in her race.

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