The Pirates went mining for precious medals at the Frosh/Soph Championships and were richly rewarded Saturday at Del Norte High School.
The boys and girls track teams combined for 19 medals (five gold, four silver and 10 bronze) as the boys team placed second overall in the county meet. Xavier Molina won the triple jump with a leap of 42.75, while the distance medley team of Elijah Phillips, Inri Gonzalez, Chris Luis and Dario Lenngenhager all had personal bests running to a gold-medal finish. Anthony Nathan finished with three sprint event medals and a team-high 12 points.
On the girls side, Isana Hampton took a bronze in the triple jump and ran a strong third leg on 4 X 400 relay team that brought home the silver medal.