CHS Head Track and Field Coach George Green provides the scoop on Coronado’s recent dual meet with Christian High School. "We knew the Girls Track Team would have a tough time with Christian, because of their section-leading sprinter Mandy Ross. Islander Danielle Eckert finished a close second in the 100-meter dash to Ross in a time of 13.4 seconds, while Sarah Player finished in second in the 200 meters in 26.6 seconds. In both cases, Neisha Scales picked up the third place points for the Islanders.
Player also won the high jump, the 100-meter hurdles, and the 300-meter hurdles. Eckert won the long jump, and placed second in the triple jump to Coronado’s Megan Mushovic. The senior three-sport star Mushovic also won the discus throw and placed third in the long jump. Ashlee Houston finished second in the long jump and was third in the 100-meter hurdles.
Chelsea Newson and Claire Hejl placed 1-2 in the 400 meters, earning eight points, and Kelsey Fitzgerald picked up three third-place finishes in the 1,600 meters; the 3,200 meters; and the high jump. At the end of the day however, it wasn’t quite enough and the Islanders lost by two points 64-62.
The Boys meet was even closer, as they lost by a single point 63-62. Kasey Zapatka picked up his share of points by winning runs at distances of 800 meters; 1,600 meters; and 3,200 meters. He also placed third in the high jump. Drew Stacy won both the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes and was a close second in the 100. Kenny Twomey was third in the 400 and second in the 300-meter hurdles, with Alton Smith picking up the third spot. Smith also placed third in the 110 hurdles.
Michael Davies and Turner Stanley picked up the second place points in the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters respectively. Levi Lozano added the Islanders’ only points in the throwing events by winning the discus throw in a personal record of 120 feet, 9.5 inches and placing second in the shot put with a toss of 39 feet, 10.75 inches. Last week over spring break, Lozano set a personal record in the shot put at the Jaguar Invitational with a heave of 41 feet, 10 inches."