Pointers win boys and girls cross country titles
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Published - 11/21/18 - 05:23 PM | 1268 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sophomore Jordyn Duby (7228) and teammate Sage Simms (7233) are together in the pack after one-quarter mile of their CIF Div. II championship run. 	/  PHOTO BY DON SZALAY
Sophomore Jordyn Duby (7228) and teammate Sage Simms (7233) are together in the pack after one-quarter mile of their CIF Div. II championship run. / PHOTO BY DON SZALAY
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Point Loma's cross country runners have achieved great success in winning both the men's and women's league championships before two members placed highly at the CIF Div. II championship meet and qualified for the state meet.

The Pointer men scored a meet-low 40 points to win the Eastern League title on a 3.11 mile course at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

They were followed by Mira Mesa (48), Crawford (56), Patrick Henry (83), St. Augustine (124) and Hoover (151).

Top finisher for the Pointers was senior Josh Bauer, second with a time of (16:03.1) with Hunter Sweet right behind in third (16:10.5). Other top finishers were Jake Richardson (6th), Teylor Howard (13th), Jyden Schmid (16th), Joseph Landon (25th), Michael Larraga (29th) and McCoy Brown (30th) of 49 finishers.

The Pointer women fared even better with a winning score of 19 followed by Mira Mesa (42), Patrick Henry (81), Our Lady of Peace (118) and Hoover (128).

Sophomore Jordyn Duby won this event with a time of 19:03.59. She was closely followed by Brooke Rodi (2nd), Brenna French (3rd), Sage Simms (8th), Katherine Taylor (9th), Megan Rodi (10th), Olivia Wade (14th)  and Erin French (19th) of 39 finishers.

Pointer runners completed a sweep, also winning both junior varsity events, the women taking nine of the first 11 places. Head coach Keith DeLong clearly did a great job of preparing his athletes.

In the CIF championship meet held Nov. 17 at Morley Field, the Pointer men and women each finished as the fifth-best team in the San Diego region.

Additionally, Bauer qualified for the men's state meet to be held Nov. 24 at Woodward Park in Fresno. He ran a time of 15:41.6 for 12th place where the top 16 qualify.

French qualified for state in the women's finals, finishing 14th with a time of 19:21.0. She was the final qualifier in the division, with Duby just missing in 15th place.

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