Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande girls track team wins at Bearcat Relays

sports@thetribunenews.comMarch 2, 2013 

The Arroyo Grande High girls track and field team cruised to victory at the Bearcat Relays in Paso Robles on Saturday, outscoring the second-place Bearcats 122-75 behind strong performances from Christine Moreno and Alex Mero.

San Luis Obispo finished third with 66 points, followed by St. Joseph (52), Nipomo (48) and Templeton (26).

Moreno was named the girls track athlete of the meet, and Mero was named the girls field athlete of the meet.

Moreno was a member of the winning distance medley relay (in which she ran the 400-meter leg), the winning 400 relay (51.2 seconds), the winning 1,600 relay (4:10.0) and the second-place 800 relay.

Mero was a part of the winning high jump team (in which she jumped 5 feet, 2 inches), long jump team (she jumped 15-6) and triple jump team (she jumped 33-9).

On the boys side, Righetti won the team title with 77 points. Paso Robles was next at 65, followed by San Luis Obispo (55), Atascadero (48), Nipomo (46) and Templeton (43).

The Tigers’ Connor Hall was named the boys field athlete of the meet after earning the highest mark in the pole vault at 15-6, one of the state’s top 10 marks of the young season, according to San Luis Obispo coach Dave Gomes.

Chris Toh also had a strong showing for the Tigers, earning top marks in both the long jump and triple jump.

BOYS TENNIS

Redwood 5, Arroyo Grande 1; Arroyo Grande 4, Tamalpais 2

The Eagles finished third in Division 2 at the Cal Tennis Classic in Clovis.

In the semifinals against Redwood, Eli Whittle was the only player for Arroyo Grande (5-2) to win his match, winning 6-3, 6-4.

In the third-place playoff against Tamalpais, Whittle won 6-3, 6-0, Derek Lakowske won 6-4, 6-3, and the doubles team of Sean Hollister and Cole Laughton won 7-6 (1), 6-2.

The doubles team of Bryan Rozo and Tyler Anderson added a three-set win for the Eagles.

SWIMMING

San Luis Obispo Relays

The Tigers boys and girls finished with 62 points apiece to win.

The San Luis Obispo boys were paced by their 400-yard freestyle relay team of Ryley Washbish, Graham Johnson, Evan Holtz and Nolan Morgan, which won with a CIF postseason automatic qualifying time of 3:21.12.

Clovis East was second in the boys meet at 57 points, followed by Garces (40), Stockdale (37), Paso Robles (28), Lodi (27), Bakersfield (21) and Nipomo (15).

The Tigers boys also won the 200 breaststroke relay, 600 freestyle relay and 600 individual medley relay.

Long Beach Wilson placed second in the girls meet at 58 points, followed by Garces (48), Clovis East (37), Paso Robles (30), Stockdale (26) and Bakersfield (14).

SOFTBALL

Morro Bay at Santa Ynez Tournament

The Pirates were swept in two games, falling 9-2 to Santa Paula and 13-6 to San Marcos.

Michelle Cordova was 4 for 4 with a walk and three runs scored, and Madelynn Martinez was 3 for 5 on the day for Morro Bay (0-4).

BASEBALL

Righetti 10, Nipomo 1

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