Marin Independent Journal

DUBLIN - Erik Olson just keeps getting better and better. In fact, the Novato High junior is now the best mile runner in the state.

Olson set a school record and meet record with a time of 4 minutes, 17.28 seconds in the 1,600-meter race at the Dublin Distance Fiesta on Saturday and, in doing so, posted the best time of the season in California.

"At the beginning of the race he got bumped around quite a bit and he didn't get the lead until halfway through the first lap, but he held it throughout," Novato coach Steve Deschler said.

For the Marin Catholic boys, Alec Govi ran a 4:30.62 in the 1,600 and also a 2:05.47 in the 800. Theresa Devine won the 1,600 for the girls with a 5:19.16 and also was third in the 3,200 (11:17.73).

Mark Klunk (4:58.5), River Raras (5:04.6), Ryan Finton (5:10.8) and Shane Kelly (5:12.8) also competed for Novato in the boys 1,600.