Christian Dual meet

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CHS Head Track Coach George Green reflects on his team’s dual meet with Christian. “The girls knew going in that the dual meet with Christian would be very close. The Islanders had a record of 4-0 and Christian was 3-1.

Christian’s only loss was to Madison, a team that Coronado had already defeated. The Patriots lost to the Warhawks in the first meet of the season, but now they were in shape and they matched up well against us. We had the top athletes in nearly every event, but they had the second place girls and a full complement of shot put and discus throwers, two events Coronado is lacking in this season.

In spite of valiant efforts by Sallie Privett, Sarah Player, and Danielle Eckert, who scored 51 of our 65 points, Christian scored 70 points to win the meet. Privett’s four wins came in the 1600 meters, which she ran in 5:29; the 400 meters (64.1); the 800 (2:28.7) and the 3,200 meters (12:34), all excellent times by themselves, but quite a workout considering they were all achieved in the same meet. (Note, the four running events totaled approximately 3.75 miles.)

Player won the 100 hurdles in 16.0; the 300 hurdles in 46.6; and the 200 meters in 26.1. Again, all were excellent times, but then she holds the school record in all three events (as well as the 100 meters). In the high jump, with dead legs, she managed second place with a jump of 5-2 in a jump-off with Christian’s excellent jumper Melody Criswell, who has jumped 5-5 this season.

Eckert won the pole vault, the triple jump and placed second in the long jump. Brianna Giorgione set a personal record in the pole vault, while placing second with a jump of 7-9. Adie Davis had all she could handle against Christian’s top distance runner Taryn Dunton and placed third in the 1600, 800 and 3200 meter runs. Her 800 time of 2:33.7 was a personal record. Sprinter Neisha Scales placed second in the 100 and third in the long jump.

Christian’s victory left three schools at 4-1, so there is a three-way tie for the Central League title among Coronado, Christian and Madison.

The Boys meet was close as well with Christian prevailing 67-55. Kyle Brown led the Islanders by scoring 20 points with excellent marks in the 100 (11.1); the 200 (23.1); the long jump (22-3) and the triple jump (42-4). Ben Enowitz took both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs for 10 points. Kenny Twomey won the 110 meter hurdles, but in his best event, the 300 hurdles, he went down over the first barrier and couldn’t quite make up the ground he had lost. He finished second in 46.0. He also placed third in the triple jump. Tracy Cummings set a personal best mark in the discus throw, winning the meet with a toss of 126 feet, 3 inches. David Grimes had a very close race in the 800, placing second in 2:09.3, his best time of the season.”