Torrey Pines cross country team wins Coastal League crown

The Torrey Pines cross country team finished atop the Coastal League.
(Amy Chelesnik)

Torrey Pines High School’s boys and girls cross country team won the North County Conference Coastal League Finals on Nov. 3 at Kit Carson Park in Escondido.

The cross-town Canyon Crest Academy varsity boys placed second and the CCA girls placed in third.

The Torrey Pines boys start the race.
(Dirk-Uwe Bartsch)

In the 3.5 mile race, senior Ryan Thomas came in third with a time of 15:50.5. Falcon senior Nathan Christmore finished fourth, senior Saul Johnson took fifth and junior Matt Conway placed sixth. On the girls side, senior Marissa Gaut finished in fifth with a time of 19:03.3. Senior Sammi Dorostkar took sixth and junior Scarlett Taylor took seventh.

Marissa Gaut races at Kit Carson Park.
(Dirk-Uwe Bartsch)

Canyon Crest Academy runners Jason Pippel and Logan Harding came in seventh and eighth in the boy’s race and CCA’s Dasha Zerboni finished in eighth.

The top eight runners earned a spot at the CIF Championships on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

Nathan Christmore finished in fourth.
(Dirk-Uwe Bartsch