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CHS Cross Country Teams Participate In The Hoka One One Event

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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 12:20 pm | Updated: 12:28 pm, Mon Nov 11, 2019.

Islander Cross Country Head Coach George Green provides his perspective on his team’s performances last week. “Around a dozen members of the Islander Cross Country Team competed in a track meet at University City High School last Saturday. Wait, isn’t this Cross Country Season?

“For the last four years, UC has hosted one of the National 2-Mile meets in conjunction with the shoe company, Hoka One One. This season was to be the fifth year of hosting one of the ‘Flagship’ events, but the company decided to have all the competitions completed a month earlier. Most of the states in the country have already held their state cross country meet by now, but the California State meet isn’t until the weekend following Thanksgiving. The earlier date didn’t fit in with the San Diego schedule of meets.

“Because the meet is so much fun, the UC distance coach decided to put it on without the shoe company’s sponsorship. What was lost was the national competition aspect, where we were able to submit our results to see how we stacked up nationally with all the other events. However, the meet was the largest so far, with over 700 runners entered.

“There were nine heats of Boys races and seven heats of Girls races starting at 3 p.m., with the slowest heats, and ending at 8 p.m. with the fastest heat. Our top two runners brothers Cole Mullins and Landon Mullins, were out of town, supporting their mother, who was competing in the New York Marathon. We had six boys entered in the meet, including our third runner, Casey Harris. Casey turned in our best time with a 10:23 effort. The rest of our boys, Aiden Baumann, Micah Arnott, Cole Hutcherson, Gio Navarro, and Will Leonard, all finished in the low 11-minute range. 

“For the Girls, we had our top three in the fast heat with Sofia Van Arsdale running 11:25, followed by Abby Hundley and Dana Jennings both at 11:47. Ryan Brophy also had a good race in one of the earlier races with a time of 13:45.”

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