Davies and Enowitz Qualify for CIF State Cross Country Meet
Ben Enowitz and David Grimes made the Boys All-CIF Cross Country Team by finishing second and 10th respectively at the CIF Championships last Saturday at Morley Field.
Ben and the defending champion Jesus Romo ran so close to each other that at one time their legs tangled and Ben briefly went down. At the finish, they were only six seconds apart. Ben’s time over the hilly 3.04-mile course was 17:24. David finished 10th with a time of 18:24. Following him were Kevin Siefert (21st), Jose Tijerina, Kramer De Laurentis, Turner Stanley and Cotter Stacy.
The hot, dusty conditions took a toll on many runners throughout the day. The pre-race favorite in the girls’ race, Sallie Privett, had not quite recovered from an illness earlier in the week and became dehydrated. She finished 22nd in 19:55 over the 2.75-mile girls course, well over 2 minutes slower than she usually runs.
In contrast, teammate Adrianna Davies had one of her best days and made the All-CIF Team by finishing seventh in 18:52. She was followed by Helen Luppi and Brigid Twomey. Our other All-Central League freshman Coco O’Brien had a fever that morning and didn’t run.
Both Ben and Adrianna advanced to the State Meet in Fresno this coming Saturday.