Submitted photo – The CR men line up for Saturday’s race.

Hartnell College not only beat the heat but the rest of the field as well, taking first as a team in both the men’s and women’s races at Saturday’s College of the Redwoods meet.

The Corsairs hosted the season-opening Beat the Heat Race, with the CR men placing second to Hartnell in the men’s competition, led by a seventh-place finish from Kaleb Trificante.

Hartnell took five of the top six individual spots in the men’s four-mile race, led by Jesus Avalos, who was first in a time of 22 minutes, 24.02 seconds.

Trificante timed a 22:59.10.

Next best finisher for CR among the six colleges competing was Josh Hunt, who was 15th in a time of 25:14.11.

Submitted photo

CR’s Ryan Waite was 21st, with Alejandro Osorio 23rd and Infallible Asenbauer in 26th.

The women’s 5K race was won by Daniela Salazar in a time of 23:36.97, as Hartnell took seven of the top eight spots.

Hailey Hopkins paced CR in 15th in a time of 27:33.71.

Teammate Abigael Gulley was 30th.

Butte, Siskiyous, Shasta and SWOCC each also competed.

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