Men's team finishes 17th in Regionals and qualifies for the state meet!
The Cuyamaca Men’s Cross Country team qualified for the Community College State Championships in Fresno for the second year in a row last weekend at the Southern California Regional Championships on Saturday November 6th which were held at Mission Bay. The Coyotes placed 17th out of 28 teams, to punch their ticket to Woodward Park, where the State Championships will be held on Saturday November 20th.
Co-captain Nick Haines led the Coyotes with his time of 22:03 to place 43rd, while his counterpart, co-captain Mike Gorney placed 67th with a time of 22:26. Up next was Ryan Lawler, who placed 105th with his time 23:16. The Coyote who really stepped it up was Johnny Williams. Johnny ended up placing 132nd with his time of 23:32, but what really impressed his teammates was the fact that he ran his way to a season best on a very slow course. Placing 5th for the Coyotes was Eddie Corvera. Eddie had a rough day, placing 138th in a time of 23:37, but has guaranteed his teammates that he will be strong for the State Championships. Tony Gonzales was up next and he ran a very consistent race, placing 157th in a time of 24:02; while teammate Nick Christie put forth an amazing diving finish to place 183rd in a time of 25:41.
Coach Tim Seaman was pleased with the team qualifying for the State Meet in his first year coaching the Coyotes, but said that he expects the best is yet to come. “The guys are ready to run fast. They will run faster and be much stronger in Fresno.” Congratulations to the Coyotes and best of luck in the State Championships!
Cuyamaca Women's Team Runs two at Regional Race
Freshman Heather Mort bettered her time on the challenging grass of Mission Bay Park by 47 seconds in the Regional race. "Both girls ran a solid mile one-Heather at 6:40, and Kate at 7 flat. They will only get stronger, in mile 2 and 3," said Coach Graham. Teammate Kate Leidiger didn't have one of her better races, but still managed to best her own previous time by a few seconds. Both girls narrowly missed qualifying for the state meet. "Both girls, as well as their teammates, learned a lot this year, and they will be tough competitors during the 2011 track and cross country season, said Coach Graham.
The Cuyamaca Women’s Cross Country Team qualifies two for Regional Meet. Men's team qualifies with 3 All-Conference performances at the Pacific Coast Conference Championships
4 Cuyamaca Runners earn medals at the Brubaker Invitational.(Kate Leidiger,Nick Haines, Ryan Lawler, Eddie Corvera) Men's team goes to tie-breaker to finish 4th.
The Men and Women’s cross country teams competed on Friday October 1st at the Brubaker Invitational at Irvine Regional Park. The Coyote women were up first and they competed in the 5km event. Kate Leidiger earned the first medal of the season for the lady Coyotes by placing 16th and running 23:03! Paige Mowrey ran 26:52 to place 31st.Unfortunately for the Coyotes, the team was set back significantly this week, as Rosalinda Lopez broke her ankle, two Coyotes suffer with calf cramps or strains, one Coyote injured a knee in a freak way, and then the usual mid-season tweaks came into play. With only two finishers, the women were unable to score a team for the first time all season.
The Coyote men suffered a somewhat similar fate as a string of athletes were battling illnesses. Leading the way was co-captain Nick Haines who ran 21:50 for 4-miles to place 5th. It was his highest place ever at the collegiate level. Next up for the team was Ryan Lawler who placed 15th with his time of 22:46. Eddie Corvera struggled after blistering the first mile in 5:12 to finish in 18th place with his time of 23:03. Co-Captain Mike Gorney, running his first race back after his shin injury, placed 21st in a time of 23:13. Gorney just missed out on a medal as the top-20 athletes in both the men’s and women’s events received a medal. Placing 5th for the team was Johnny Williams who ran 24:17 and placed 35th overall. Nick Christie ran 24:22 to place 36th, while Tony Gonzalez, who had missed almost the whole week of practice was 37th in a time of 24:23. The top-5 score for each team in cross country, and if there is a tie , they go to the 6th person for the tie breaker. Unfortunately for the Coyotes, Fullerton’s 6th man beat theirs, so Fullerton took home the 3rd place trophy.
Next up for the Coyote men and women will be the So-Cal Preview meet at Mission Bay on Saturday October 9th. Come on out and watch our teams compete in the only local meet of the season! The women compete at 12pm while the men compete at 1pm. Best of luck to the Coyote’s !!!
Men's team finishes 11th at Orange Coast Invitational. Women's team suffers as 2 of their top finishers are out of the race.
9/18/10 The Cuyamaca Men’s Cross Country team placed 11th out of 20 teams at the Orange Coast Cross Country Classic at Fairview Park in Irvine, CA. Co-Captain Nick Haines led the Coyotes with his 15th place finish out of 213 finishers, running his way to a new personal best time of 21:19. Eddie Corvera was 2nd for the team, finishing up in 44th place with a time of 22:08. Ryan Lawler ran his way to third place on the team with his time of 22:11 and placed 45th overall. The come-back story of the day was Nick Christie whose 3-mile split time and his final finishing time of 23:31 were both PR’s, as he placed 4th for the team. Nick has come a long way this season and is doing a great job for the team. Tony Gonzalez placed 5th for the team, ran his was to a PR time of 23:37. Johnny Williams ran strong, finishing up in a season best time of 23:42.
The women's team didn't run 2 of their top 5 runners, and that hurt the team scoring. The Lady Coyotes who did run, each improved their times: Mandy Contreras by over 2 minutes! Heather Mort led the Coyotes with a 21:26 finish for 69th place. Kate Leidiger was next in 22:18. Rosalinda Lopez, fought her way to the finish for a 24:54 time, and Cayla Middledorf shaved 45 seconds off her time to run 26:45. Mandy Contreras was the Coyotes 5th finisher, she dropped 2 minutes off her time to finish in 28:57.
The Coyotes have a weekend off before heading to Irving Park on Friday October 1st to compete at the Brubaker Invite. Best of luck to both the guys and the girls on their Road to Fresno for the State Championships.
Men's team takes 4th place at Palomar invitational. Two men medal (Nick Haines, Ryan Lawler.) Women take 9th place.
The Cuyamaca Men’s Cross country team excelled this past weekend at the Palomar Invitation at Guajome Park. Led by Nick Haines, the Coyote’s placed 4th against some of the best teams in the state. Nick Haines charged to a 6th place finish with a time of 21:48, the best time of his career so far. Next up was Ryan Lawler, who was the Coyotes top finisher last weekend at the Fullerton Invitational, in 16th place with a time of 22:40. Eddie Corvera was third for the team, running a time of 22:52 to place 19th. Freshman Tony Gonzalez stepped up to the challenge and placed 39th in a time of 24:06. Johnny Williams and Nick Christie finished up the with the same time of 24:45 in 46th and 47th place respectfully. Christie, who was down by 8 seconds with just 200m to go, put on an amazing kick but he was out leaned by Williams at the tape. LA Tech won the meet with just 32 points, while Cuyamaca had 113 points, just edging out Long Beach who also scored 113, by their 6th man Christe, beating the 6th man of Long Beach.
The Cuyamaca Women’s team also fared well with a 9th place finish. This meet showed they are in good position to make Regionals again this year, as they defeated two of the teams in their own conference at this meet. They were led by Freshman Heather Mort with a time of 23:03. Kate Leidiger was next with a 23:20. Beth Simmons (24:21), Rosalinda Lopez (26:13), and Paige Mowrey (26:37) completed the scoring for Cuyamaca. The Coyotes look to be a stronger team than in the last few years.
Next up for the Coyotes is the Orange Coast Invitational at Fairview Park on Saturday ,September 18th.Women run at 9:00, men at 9:45am.
Coach: Anthony Garcia