Coronado's girls cross country team got a pair of team wins on Sept. 28, when the Eastern League began. Here are (L-R) Carly DeVore, Gwynne Letcher, Jaya Jost, Morgan Maske. Photo courtesy of Coach George Green.

Coronado’s cross country teams opened Eastern League competition on Sept. 28 with several wins at Morley Field.

Coronado’s girls won both races with scores of 18-41 over San Diego and 15-44 over Crawford, according to Coach George Green.

The boys split with a close 27-30 win over Crawford and a 19-40 loss versus San Diego.

Personal records

All returning runners for the Islanders scored personal records, with the most impressive turned in by junior Jack Letcher, according to Coach George Green.

His 18:33 time was nearly 2½ minutes faster than what he ran last season, while Coronado’s top finisher in the boys’ overall race was senior Rafael Roos with a 66 second PR of 17:54.

All returning runners scored personal records in the first Eastern League races, with the most impressive turned in by junior Jack Letcher (middle). His 18:33 time was nearly 2 ½ minutes faster than what he ran last season. Photo courtesy of George Green.

Sophomore Nathan Ayan followed him with 18:32, then Letcher. Senior Jack Shumaker and freshman Xavier Marsh were the other two varsity finishers.

Maske top girls finisher

The top finisher for the girls was sophomore Morgan Maske with a 1:28 PR of 21:31.

Next for the Islanders was freshman Gwynne Letcher (22:16), then freshman Carly Devore (22:39), freshman Nadia Roos (22:41), and junior Jaya Jost (22:56) to complete the scoring.

Coronado’s pushers (sixth and seventh finishers) were freshman Maesan Everitt (23:30) and sophomore Mia Sarchi

City Conference course

Coronado competes against La Jolla, Crawford, High Tech High, Clairemont, Our Lady of Peace, Saint Augustine, and San Diego in the Eastern League

All leagues in the City Conference use the same 3.11-mile course, and league scoring uses dual meet matchups instead of invitational scoring, where each school in a cluster ranks against all others, according to Green.

Submitted by Coach George Green.

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