Malibu High runner places sixth in state

Caroline Pietrzyk of Malibu High School (third from right) earns sixth place at the state championships last weekend. 

Malibu High School sophomore Caroline Pietrzyk finished in sixth place in the Division IV California State Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. 

Pietrzk ran the 3.1-mile championship course in 18 minutes, 35 seconds to place in the top 10 out of 202 runners. Anna Frazer of Scotts Valley won her second consecutive title with a time of 18:00. 

“It was an amazing day for Caroline,” Malibu coach Karen Costello said. “The competition was phenomenal and the race went out very fast with the first runners passing the mile-mark in 5:20. Caroline stayed controlled and ran her own race as she always does. We’re all very proud of her.”