Islander Track Teams Split with  Hoover

The boys’ track team suffered its first defeat at the hands of Hoover 75-52 but in actuality it was much closer than the score indicates. Lacking depth because of a suspected stress fracture to Jake Ruzevick’s foot and the loss of several athletes to club soccer and senioritis early in the season, the Islanders found themselves in a mathematical lock for Hoover to win with the triple jump, 3200 and 4x400 left to contend. Since Brad Munns was scheduled to run both the 3200 and relay, and had just won both the 1600 and 800 meter runs in two tough races, we elected to save him for the Frosh/Soph championships on Saturday, allowing Hoover to have all the points in the 3200 and 4x400. Hoover won the triple jump with Jason Meier and Adam Munns picking up the 2nd and 3rd spots for Coronado.  The Frosh/Soph championship was rescheduled for next weekend because of rain but it was impossible to win the meet even with Brad winning the 3200 and with a relay win. Had that happened we still would have lost by a score of 65-62. Our 4x100 team of Brad Stark, Reid McLean, Jason Trueblood and Brady Fitelson looked good winning a close match-up in windy conditions in 45.4. Stark won the 400 in 54.3 and tied for 2nd in the 300 hurdles in 44.9. Trueblood placed 3rd in the 100 hurdles in 16.7. McLean won the 200 in 23.3 followed by Fitelson in 2nd with 23.5. McLean also long jumped 19’ for 2nd and high jumped 5-8 along with Adam Munns at the same height for 1st and 2nd. Our only point in the throws came from David Zodrow with 3rd in the discus. The wind was a factor all day down the 100 meter lanes as Fitelson streaked to an 11 flat win in the 100, only two tenths of a second off the school record.  The boys record now stands at 4-1.

The girls remained unbeaten at 5-0 while cruising to an easy 81-42 win. Katherine Wingert won all the distance events (1600, 800 and 3200) with Ashley Walsh 2nd in the 1600, 3rd in the 800 and Caitlin Bigham 2nd in the 3200.  Jamie Klages won her signature events with 4-10 in the high jump, 16.3 in the 100 hurdles and 51.5 in the 300 hurdles. The 16.3 hurdle mark was under the current electronic school record of 16.64 but, because of the tail wind, must be considered wind-aided. Christina Coy placed 3rd in 18.1. The tail wind was also a factor in the 100 as Nila Heurtelou posted a time of 12.3, a full 2 tenths of a second under the school record. As with the 100 hurdles, this must be considered a wind-aided mark. Ashley Houston placed 3rd in 13.5. Later the two teamed up to place 1-2 in the 200 with Heurtelou running 26.7.  Beth Wittry and Morgan Gary placed 1-2 in the 400 and 1-3 in the triple jump with Megan Mushovic filling in the second spot in the triple jump for the sweep. Gary also won the long jump and placed 3rd in the shot put for our only point in the throws.