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Leader of the pack: Colfax freshman wins another mountain bike race

Barton headed to state championships
By: Journal sports staff
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Colfax High freshman Nathan Barton raced to another first-place finish in the final leg of the five-race Northern California High School Mountain Bike Racing League series on Boggs Mountain on April 28.

Barton finished the two-lap, 12-mile race in 56 minutes with a comfortable two-minute lead on the second-place finisher.

With first-place victories in four out of the five races in the series, Barton can unofficially claim to be the fastest freshman in the northern half of the state.

Barton will face the leaders from the Southern California League on the trails around Stafford Lake in Novato on May 19, when the state championship will be contested.