Kyra Meko won both the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 — to help the Nipomo High girls track and field team to a Los Padres League title at the LPL finals in Santa Ynez on Thursday.
Meko won the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 7.40 seconds and the 3,200 in 12:04.30 as the Titans placed first with 105 1⁄2 points. Lompoc was second with 991⁄2 points, and Santa Ynez finished in third with 85 points.
Taylor Nevitt also won both the shot put (39 feet, 5 1⁄2 inches) and the discus (124-7) for Nipomo.
Allie Molesky won the 100 hurdles in 16.85, a personal best. Paige Waymire won the high jump at 5-0 and placed third in the long jump 16 61⁄2.
Morro Bay’s Sierra Emrick won the pole vault with at 9-6, and teammate Allie Sulaitis took first in the 800 (2:20.46) for the Pirates, who finished fourth in the team race with 74 points.
On the boys side, Nipomo finished third with 813⁄4 points. Santa Ynez won the title (1323⁄4 ) and Lompoc came in second (961⁄4).
Kendrick Keszler won the long jump (20-8), finished in second in the high jump (5-8) and third in the triple (41-3).
Morro Bay’s Damen Davies won the 200 in 23.03, and Billy Vedrin won the high jump (6-0) as the Pirates came in fourth with 55 points.
PAC 7 finals
Arroyo Grande’s Eli Whittle, the top seeded singles player, had a first-round bye, defeated Pioneer Valley’s Christian Robles and then defeated Atascadero’s Ross Schaefer to move on to the PAC 7 semifinals.
San Luis Obispo’s Nick Johnson also had a first-round bye, and then downed Evan Serpa, of Paso Robles, and Jason Reinwald, of Righetti, to advance him to the semifinals. Whittle and Johnson will face off in today’s semifinals.
Arroyo Grande’s Sean Hollister swept both Kyler Corral and Gianni Rasgado, both from Righetti, to move him to the semifinals.
After defeating Robert Aguila (Pioneer Valley) and Brooks Rossi (San Luis Obispo), Paso Robles’ Cooper Austin earned a spot in the semifinals as well, rounding out the top four. Hollister and Austin will play in the other semifinal match.
The San Luis Obispo doubles team of Mason Hansen and Josh Milla swept their two matches to earn a semifinals spot. The Tigers doubles team of Luke Iunker and Andrew Ramires advanced as well.
Righetti’s doubles team of Will Veroski and Gustav Jarpehag, and Arroyo Grande’s double team of Derek Lakowske and Cole Laughton also earned spots in the semifinals.
PAC 7 Tournament
San Luis Obispo’s Michael Zakaria and Kyle Kaminske both earned spots in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
Zakaria shot an 80, and Kaminske an 83 in the PAC 7 tournament.
Co-medalist Adam Burrola (Nipomo) and Clayton Chatterley (Cabrillo) shot an even-par 71 at Monarch Dunes Golf Course.
Santa Ynez won the LPL championship with a team score of 409, Cabrillo came in second (421), and Nipomo came in third (437). Morro Bay came in sixth (564).
Jacob Camacho shot an 82 for the Titans, and Isaac Williams shot a 105 for the Pirates.
North Country Christian 52, Cuyama Valley 36
The Crusaders got their first win of the season in a big way.
North County Christian used 34 walks, seven hit batters, 16 hits and 38 stolen bases to upend Cuyama Valley in a three-hour, 23-minute game.
At the plate, Karianne Loy went 4 for 5 with seven runs, three RBI and two doubles. Hailee DeVries went 3 for 4 with five runs and three RBI, and Sophia Swartzbaugh went 3 of 5 with seven runs and three RBI.
Each team batted around the order at least once per inning, and DeVries threw 243 pitches for North County Christian (1-15, 1-6 Coast Valley League).
Mission Prep 4, Nipomo 3
George Hindmarsh hit a two-out double in the seventh inning to push Mission Prep ahead and propel the Royals past the Titans in a nonleague game.
Hindmarsh went 2 for 3 with two RBI, while Joey Hall went 2 for 4 with an RBI for Mission Prep (12-4).
Josh Balaban came in to pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning with one out and the bases loaded and got out of the jam. He pitched 12⁄3 innings with three strikeouts and no walks.
San Luis Obispo Triangular
Mission Prep’s Grace Oeser had a personal best of 26.06 in the 50-meter freestyle and swam the 100 backstroke in 1:06.56.
The girls 200 medley relay, of Jillian Ronay, Amanda Woodle, Oeser and Alana Flores, swam a season best of 2:11.31.
Soci Guidetti, Shane Elder, Ibrahim Wahba and Matt Woodle composed the boys 200 medley relay, which also swam a season best of 1:56.04.
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