The perfect score of 15-50 in a cross country meet requires that the last (seventh) runner of the winning team beats the first runner of their adversary.
The Boys Cross Country Team came within one place of a perfect score against Crawford last Wednesday at Morley Field, by taking the top six spots to win by the score of 15-48. The victory ran the Islander Boys record to 4-0 to win the Central League cross country team championship. Jack Harms, Michael Davies and Ben Enowitz ran and finished together in a three-way tie for first in 18:06 over the 3-mile City Conference cross country course.
They were followed by David Grimes (fourth in 18:27), Andrew Falkiewicz (fifth in 18:28), Jose Tijerina (sixth in 18:45); Cotter Stacy (ninth), Ben Green (10th), and Ross Palmer (12th). Although the Crawford meet officially clinched the league title, the deciding race was against runner-up Clairemont in the first meet of the season that Coronado won by a single point 28-29.
The Girls Cross Country Team’s 26-31 win over Crawford left them with a 3-1 record and the runner-up spot in the league standings. Karolin Ivarsson placed second in 22:21 over the same course the boys ran, followed by Allison Cabana (third in 22:51), Sheila Braun (fifth in 23:11), Sammie Runyon (seventh), Helen Luppi (ninth), Brigid Twomey (10th) and Sarah Player (11th). Like the boys, the girls championship was decided by a single point when they lost to eventual league champion Christian two weeks ago by the score of 27-28.
Wednesday the individual league champions will be decided at the Central League finals at Morley Field beginning at 3 pm. Enowitz and two Clairemont runners, Bernardo Bahena and Daniel Crotty figure to take the top three spots. In our dual meet with Clairemont, Enowitz lost by a nose and a neck to Bahena and Crotty. All three runners were clocked in 17:07. The girls individual honors should go to Clairemont’s Bridie McCarey, the Division III defending champion. McCarey has dominated her league competition all season, usually winning by over three minutes.
The Division IV finals will be held at Morley Field Nov. 19. Coronado and Bishop’s are the co-favorites for the Division IV boys championships. Both teams have improved since they matched up at the Saints Small Schools Invitational Sept. 30, in a meet Coronado won by – a single point.