Marissa Nagler and Ben Enowitz led their respective cross country squads to wins over Madison last Wednesday by the scores of 23-35 for the girls and 20-41 for the boys. In cross country scoring, the low point total wins.
Nagler’s time over the 3-mile City Conference cross country course was 22:25. She was followed by Karolin Ivarsson (third in 23:26), Sheila Braun (fifth), Anneke Nelson (sixth), Allison Cabana (eighth), Sammie Runyon (ninth) and Helen Luppi (11th).
Enowitz posted the winning time of 17:28, followed by Michael Davies (second in 18:07), Jack Harms (fourth in 18:15), David Grimes (sixth in 18:32), Andrew Falkiewicz (seventh in 18:43), Jose Tijerina (eighth), Cotter Stacy (ninth), Ben Green (11th) and Ross Palmer (15th).
With the girls win over Madison, both the girls and boys teams have now faced their toughest Central League competition and stand at 2-0. Only next Wednesday’s meet with Christian and one with Crawford November 2 remain. Assuming everyone remains healthy, neither school should challenge the boy’s team. Christian remains the only obstacle on the girl’s schedule, but the Patriots don’t appear to be as strong as Madison. Both the Islander boys and girls squads are the defending league champions.
In Coronado Middle School action, Sallie Privett trekked north to Walnut to participate in the middle school races at the huge Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational. At the end of the day, she had the third best time out of over 400 eighth grade girls in four races. Her time of 8:43 for the 1.2-miles was only 14 seconds back from the day’s fastest and is a reflection of the near-100 degree heat and the smoggy air conditions. A normal time for her over that distance is around 6:35.
Next Friday, the CHS boy’s team will run in the Division IV races at Mt. SAC. Hopefully the conditions will be better.