Cal Poly Roundup: Distance races dominated by Cal Poly men

sports@thetribunenews.comMay 10, 2013 

The Cal Poly men’s track and field team finished one-two in the 3,000-meters steeplechase and the 10,000 meters to put the Mustangs in first place in the team standings  Friday at the Big West Track and Field Championships in Northridge.

Cal Poly sits in first with 82.5 points. UC Santa Barbara is second at 51 followed by Long Beach State (49.5), Cal State Northridge (25), UC Davis (20.5) and UC Riverside (18).

In the steeplechase, freshman Nick Woolf won with a personal-record 9 minutes, 1.33 seconds, followed by teammates Blake Ahrold in second (9:02.7) and Michael Johnson in fourth (9:17.02, PR).

In the 10,000, Chris Frias won for the Mustangs, finishing in 30:46.27. Sean Davidson was second (30:47.07), and Mitch Moriarty was fourth (31:16.8) for Cal Poly.

John Prader also won an event for the Mustangs men, placing first in the pole vault when he cleared 17 feet, 7 1⁄4 inches. Prader also won the pole vault last season.

On the women’s side, Cal Poly is fourth with 35 points. UC Santa Barbara (50.5) is in first, followed by Hawaii (46.5) and UC Davis (38.5).

Freshman Mary Jo Wright placed second in the 3,000 steeplechase in 11:00.28, while Erika Schaeffer finished third in 11:00.63.

In the high jump, Danielle Bryan finished second at 5-7, while Jessica Sargeson finished third, with more misses, at the same height.

The meet concludes today.

SOFTBALL

UC Davis 5, Cal Poly 2; UC Davis 6, Cal Poly 4

Jillian Anderson and Emily Ceccacci each finished with a team-leading three hits between the two games for the Mustangs.

Ceccacci had an RBI and a run in the opener, and added a double, an RBI and a run scored in the nightcap. 

Her run cut the deficit to 5-4 in favor of the Aggies, but UC Davis added an insurance run in the sixth inning to complete the doubleheader sweep.

Anderson and Kim Westlund were both 2 for 4, and Whitley Gerhart had two RBI for the Mustangs (19-33-1, 8-15 Big West) in the nightcap.

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