Hoover Dual Meet 22 April 2004


We knew the Hoover meet would be a close call for the boys so we loaded up our strongest events with our best athletes and let them have the ones we thought we couldn’t win. This meant a long day for Jake Ruzevick, Reid McLean and Adam Munns. Rather than trying to defeat their short sprint crew McLean scored his points by winning the long jump (19’-7”), the 400 (51.6) and the 300 hurdles (44.4). Ruzevick cruised to 3 firsts in the 1600 (4:47.6), 800 (2:07.2) and 3200 (10:53.8). Munns won the high jump (6’-2”), placed 2nd to McLean in the 400 and placed 2nd in the triple jump. David Zodrow contributed 10 points by winning both the shot put (35’-10”) and discus throw (108’-10”). In the first event of the day Coronado got 5 bonus points when Hoover’s 4x100 team was disqualified because of an illegal pass on the third exchange giving our team of Michael Mitchell, Jeremy Hastings and Leon and Gino Jacob the win. Blake Gorey Picked up a pair of thirds behind Ruzevick in the1600 and 800 as well as 2nd in the 3200. Because CIF rules allow only 4 events for an athlete in any meet McLean couldn’t compete in the short sprints which were dominated by Hoover with the exception of a 3rd place finish in the 200 by Leon Jacob and a 2nd place finish in the 110 hurdles by Alton Smith. By the time the last event of the day rolled around, the 4x400, Coronado had locked up the meet with 67 of the possible 127 points. Just the same we had our “A” team of McLean, Mitchell, Munns and Ruzevick ready for action. There was no way, barring a DQ or injury, that Hoover was going to win this one. As it turned out Hoover’s lead runner jumped the gun and was disqualified. The final score was Coronado 72, Hoover 54. The girls outscored Hoover 87-40 by winning all but 2 of the 15 events contested. Beth Wittry, Ashlee Houston, Megan Mushovic and Nila Heurtelou took the 4x100 in 53.02. Heurtelou won the 100 and 200 in 12.8 and 26.8 respectively. Wittry took the 800 in 2:25.1 and triple jump with 31’ 3”. Mushovic placed 3rd in the triple jump with 30’ 9”, second in the discus throw and 3rd in the high jump, which was swept by Coronado with Jamie Klages at 5’, Sara Player at 4’10” and Mushovic at 4’8”. Klages and Player also placed 1-2 in both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Katherine Wingert won the 1600 in 5:43.9, the 400 in 63.6 and the 3200 in 12:30.8. In those events Morgan Gary placed 3rd in the 400 and Caitlin Bigham 3rd in the 3200. Gary and Houston also picked up 2nd and 3rd place points in the long jump. Alexis Castro won the shot put and Heurtelou, Player, Wingert and Witty won the 4x400 in 4:24.