Double Central League Titles for CHS Cross Country Program
Head Coach George Green checks in with the good news from the CHS Cross Country Program. "Both the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams finished the dual meet portion of the season undefeated by besting Crawford and Madison last Thursday in the final dual meets of the season. The races were run as double duals, with all three schools running at the same time, but with the scoring computed individually. The CHS Boys placed their entire varsity team (the first seven runners) plus one JV runner in front of both the Colts and the Warhawks first finisher to win by the perfect score of 15-50. So dominant were the Islanders, that the Coronado JV would have won both meets also. Based on their season records, the lopsided wins were expected, so our three front runners Ben Enowitz, Michael Davies and David Grimes, used the race to pull the rest of the varsity squad to personal best times. Running as a group for most of the way, our Top Eight all finished in less than 19 minutes over the 3-mile Morley Field course. Ben, Michael and David crossed the finish line together in 18:13, followed by Jose Tijerina (18:14), Cotter Stacy (18:28), Ben Green (18:32), Turner Stanley (18:38), and Kevin Siefert (18:42). Kramer De Laurentis was 11th (19:22) followed by Jordan Vance, Danny Luiken, Lucas Hemp, Jack Nolan, Micah Fishcer, Alex Fish, Frankie Harrison and Tim Sebring. The Girls race against Madison wasn’t expected to be a lock because of their depth. To counter this, our top two girls Sallie Privett and Adrianna Davies, who are also the Central League’s top two runners, paced our third runner Coco O’Brien around the course in an attempt to lock the race up front. In a cross country dual meet, a 1-2-3 finish ensures you’ll win the race. With 300 meters to go, it was obvious that this ploy worked, so the girls sprinted to the finish, with Privett winning in a time of 20:58. Davies was second in 21:10 and O’Brien third in 21:37 over the same 3-mile course run by the boys. The next three girls were from Madison. Sheila Braun was seventh, followed by Lindsay Pettee (11th), Helen Luppi (15th), Sarah Player (16th) and Brigid Twomey (18th). The Islanders won by the score of 23-32 against Madison and 16-45 against Crawford. Both the Boys and the Girls teams finished 4-0 for the season and are the Central League champions. Their next meet is the league individual championships next Thursday at 3 pm at Morley Field, followed by the CIF Finals for the varsity squad Nov. 18th, also at Morley Field. The top two teams in each division plus the top individual runners qualify from this meet to run in the state championships in Fresno Nov. 25th.