9 Coronado Cross Country Athletes Earn All-League Honors 6 Nov
Last Tuesday at the Central League Championships at Morley Field, the CHS Cross Country teams finished the league part of the season in fine style with nine runners named to the Central League First Team.
This honor is bestowed upon the Top 10 finishers in the final race of the season that consists of all schools in each league running at the same time. For the Central League this is Coronado, Christian, Clairemont, Crawford, Lincoln and Madison.
In the Boys' race, the pace up-front was fast and furious with the Islander's Ben Enowitz and Clairemont's Eamonn McCarey blazing around the three-mile City Conference course at sub 16-minute pace. Ben kept in front, winning by 6 seconds with a personal record of 15:38 to McCarey's 15:44.
David Grimes placed sixth place in 16:49, followed by Kevin Siefert (seventh in 17:00), Sean O'Brien (ninth in 17:23), and Andy Centeno (10th in 17:33), to place five Islander boys in the Top 10 All-League positions. Turner Stanley (17th in 18:12) and Ben Green (20th in 18:45) rounded out the Islander varsity finishers.
We had 20 Islander boys toe the line with Cotter Stacy finishing next in 19:29, followed by Kramer De Laurentis (19:30), Gabe Salvatierra (19:30), Danny Luiken, John Tolles, Jordan Vance, Byran Beverly, Greg Wilson, Micah Fischer, Jack Nolan, Daniel Grazian, Lucas Hemp, and Alex Fish.
The Girls' race was also very fast with Lincoln's Elizabeth Apgar setting a new City Conference Girls' course record of 17:41 over the same route the boys ran. Coronado's Sallie Privett was the runner-up clocking in at 18:51, followed by Annie Lovering (third in 19:44), Sadie Gimber (fifth in 20:13), and Adie Davies (sixth in 20:25) to take four of the 10 All-League spots.
Coco O'Brien (13th) and Selina Schmeck (23rd) were the other two varsity finishers for Coronado. Cassie Callahan, one of our Top 5 runners, was missing because she had a make-up soccer game. Otherwise the girls certainly would have matched the boy's haul of five All-League titles.
The season is over for all but the varsity squads (our top seven runners), which will compete in the CIF Division IV finals this Saturday at Morley Field. The girls run at 11:45 am, the boys at 1:25 pm.