This week of the track season is always a bit stressful on the athletes. Not only did we have a dual meet last Wednesday, but some of the boys competed at Friday’s All-Boys Escondido Invitational, and many of the freshmen qualified for the Frosh-Soph Championships Saturday.
The outcome of the dual meet with Hoover was known well in advance. Hoover has a powerhouse boys team that we can’t compete with and the Cardinals have a relatively weak girls team. The final scores of 102-28 in favor of Hoover for the boys meet and 70-40 for Coronado in the girls competition, bore out those predictions. The highlight of the boys meet was the 100-meter dash match-up between Islander Kyle Brown and Hoover’s Gary Lee. Both ran very fast automatic times with Lee at 10.95 and Brown at 11.05. Although Brown’s time was under his own school record time, it was wind-aided and won’t count as a new mark.
In the girls meet, Sarah Player was on fire with great marks in the 400 and 200-meter dashes (60.25 and 25.65 respectively) and in the high jump (5-4). Sallie Privett and Adie Davies placed 1-2 in both the 1600 and 800-meter runs, but skipped all of the other events because the meet was out of Hoover’s range by then. Madison Rutherford won both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles. We put no runners in either the 3200-meter run or in the 4 x 400 relay to rest up for the Frosh-Soph meet Saturday.
As the Escondido Invitational, Ben Enowitz clocked a 10:12.84, placing fourth in his section of the 3,200-meter run. Kenny Twomey placed fourth in his heat of the 300 hurdles in 43.85. Brown placed third in the Invitational long jump against a tough field with a best jump of 22 feet, one-half inch. He came back in the Invitational triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 11 and three-quarters inches, an effort that remarkably was good for only fourth place. The competition was so good that less than two inches separated the second, third and fourth jumpers. On Kyle’s best jump, his hand hit the sand about 8 inches behind his heels, so that is where the measurement was taken.
At the Frosh-Soph meet, our lone male entry was David Grimes, who set a personal best time of 2:09.9 in the 800-meter run, sophomore division. Freshman Privett was out-kicked in the Frosh 1600-meter race in a very close finish, in which she placed third with a time of 5:16.59. Davies followed in 12th place with a time of 5:46.13. Privett came back two hours later in the Frosh 3200-meter run where she dominated by finishing nearly 40 seconds in front of the second place finisher with a personal record of 11:47.98. Davies was eighth in 12:53.95.
Danielle Gillberg was in second place in the Frosh 100 hurdles when she hit the next-to-last barrier and went down. She got up to finish seventh and later placed sixth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 51.86. Brianna Giorgione placed twelfth in the Girls Frosh pole vault and 16th in the Frosh high jump.”