George Green, Head Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach, provides an update on his teams from last week. “Last Thursday the Islander Cross Country Team finished their league season at the Western League Finals held at Morley Field. The JV runners finished their season the week before. At stake here were the League Championships and All-League awards. This season we didn’t have the depth needed to win the team awards, but we had three runners attain All-League status by finishing among the Top 10.
“In the Girls’ race, both Abigail Hundley and Sofia Van Arsdale turned in personal records over the 3.11-mile City Conference course. Abigail placed fifth with a time of 19:10 and Sofia placed ninth in 19:25. Dana Jennings was our third finisher in 19th place with a time of 20:25 followed by Jessica Ehret, Anna Youngblood, and Ryan Brophy. We finished in third place behind Cathedral Catholic and Scripps Ranch.
“In the Boys’ race, Landon Mullins clocked a personal record time of 16:31 over the same course to finish eighth. Casey Harris was our next finisher with a time of 17:16 followed by Aiden Baumann, Micah Arnott, Will Leonard, Gio Navarro, and Cole Hutcherson. Our top runner all year, Cole Mullins sat out this race because of a quad pull. He should be ready for the CIF Finals this Saturday.
“Looking forward to the Finals, the top Girls’ team in the county Sage Creek, unfortunately, is in our CIF Division, Division IV. We’ve been ranked in third place behind Sage Creek and Valley Center all season, but it’s going to be a close race for the second spot. The top three teams at the CIF Finals will advance to the State Meet on Nov. 30. For the Boys, we aren’t a factor this season, but our top two runners, brothers Cole Mullins and Landon Mullins both have a good chance to advance to the State Meet as individual runners.”