CIF Finals


I saw the CHS Athletic Director, Sandy Ferguson, at Morley field last Saturday after the boys D-4 cross championships and asked him if he had seen Jake Ruzevick run. He said “I saw him on the course but I didn’t see him at the finish line. But then, neither did anyone else in the race.” Such was Jake’s dominance this year. He lead from gun-to-tape over the 3.04 mile course to finish in 16:43, forty seconds in front of the 2nd place runner. In 44 years of CIF cross country there have been only two other individual Coronado winners, Rich Satterlee in 1977 and Trevor Clarke in 1993. Ruzevick also won in 2002 making him the only Islander to repeat as CIF champ in Cross Country. Joining him on the all CIF first team was freshman Ben Enowitz who finished 6th with a time of 17:53. The 3rd Islander finisher was Michael Davies in 26th followed by Josh Fink (39th), Drew Lewis (52nd) and Jose Tijerina (61st). Ruzevick and Enowitz advanced to the state championships to be held this Saturday in Fresno. Ashley Walsh lead the girls team, finishing in 14th place over the girls 2.7 mile course in 19:23. She was followed by Anneke Nelson (25th), Karolin Ivarsson (26th), Katie Gomrick (38th), Hope Alexander (42nd) and Sarah Player (45th).