Photo by Tamie Meck
Paonia freshman Chelsea Meliner leads Hotchkiss runners Tiffany Clock and Sophia Schelle at the Hotchkiss Invitational cross country meet earlier in the season. All three runners had strong finishes Saturday at the 10th annual Anna Banana meet in Fruita.
For Paonia, the Anna Banana Memorial Wildcat Invitational was a day of season and personal bests. Almost every runner posted personal records, with some of the younger runners finishing minutes ahead of their best times.