Bishop’s Dentzel captures first Frontier League race

Bishop Diego’s Charlie Dentzel turned in a strong performance to win the individual boys title, and Carpinteria swept the team competition at the first Frontier League cross country meet on Tuesday at Cate School.

Dentzel covered the tough, hilly, 3-mile course in 17 minutes, 39 seconds.

“He did a nice job,” Bishop coach Ray Vasquez said. “The great thing is he looks like he can get better as well. He ran a smart race. He didn’t take off too early like he’s done in the past and finished really strong.

Carpinteria scored 33 points to run away with the boys race. Malibu was second with 62 points followed by Bishop Diego (93) and Santa Clara (142).

There were only two full teams for the Frontier League girls race, and Carpinteria beat Malibu, 33-62. The individual winner was Malibu’s Caroline Pietryl in 22:13. Melissa Tovar of Carpinteria was second in 22:59. Chrissy Delgadillo was Bishop’s top runner in 24:39.

Cate also competed, and the Rams’ Adrian Walsh posted the overall fastest time in the girls race in 21:55. Charlotte Bowles and Denali Tietjen were third and fourth, respectively, with times of 22:14 and 22:45.

For the boys, Cate freshman Jeffrey Acheampong ran 18:01, ranking him 11th all-time for Cate runners on the home course.