The Islander Track and Field Team traded wins with the Clairemont Chieftains in our final dual meet of the season. The Clairemont Boys completed an undefeated season, winning by the score of 65-53 for the Harbor League championship. The Girls meet was close, with Coronado winning by one point, 54-53.
Jake Ruzevick won all three distance runs with times of 4:44 for the 1,600-meter run, 2:06.9 for the 800-meter run, and the winning time of 10:55.4 for the 3,200-meter run. Kacey Zapatka placed second and third in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs respectively with times of 5:02.6 and 11:06.3. Adam Munns and Reid McLean went 1-2 in the high jump with leaps of 6-4 and 6-2, in that order. Munns also won the 400-meter run in 53.9 seconds and McLean won the 300-meter hurdles in 41.2.
The Islanders were pretty much shut out of the sprints with the exception of Stephen Knuth, who placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.7. The throwers had a good day, winning both the shot put and discus throws. Levi Lozano’s effort of 41 feet in the shot put was his personal best, while David Zodrow also set a personal best in the discus with a throw of 132 feet, 4 inches.
It should come as no surprise that state leader Jamie Klages won the high jump, this time with a jump of 5-feet, 5.5 inches. Klages still leads the state rankings in the event with her mark of 5-feet, 10.25 inches. Sarah Player placed second with a jump of 5-feet even. Player also won the 300-meter hurdles in 48.6 and placed second in the 200 in 27.5, followed by Crystal Curtis in third, also with a time of 27.5. Curtis placed second in the 400. Ashley Houston won both the 100 hurdles and the long jump. Christian Grant and Gabriella Cary went 1-2 in the 100 in times of 14.1 and 14.2, while Danielle Eckert placed third in the long jump. Rebecca Waterman placed third in the shot put with a toss of 25 feet, 10 inches.
Saturday at the San Diego County Middle School Championships at Westview High School, Sallie Privett set 7th grade County records in both the 800 and 1,600 meter runs, with times of 2:30.8 and 5:27. Also winning their heats were Maria Stacy in the 6th grade girls division of the 400-meter run with a time of 72.8; Lizzy Stone in the 7th grade girls 100 in 13.7; and Adrianna Davies in the 7th grade girls 400 in 71.3. Fast performances were also turned in by Alexandria Flores in the 8th grade girls 400 (67.1), and David Grimes who placed second in both the 800 and 1,600 meter runs, the latter in a personal best time of 5:12.9.