College Roundup: Camacho turns in strong 800 at Mt. SAC

Elsewhere, Cal Poly wins twice against Hawaii to complete Big West softball sweep

San Luis Obispo - The TribuneApril 19, 2014 

Oklahoma State sophomore Savannah Camacho turned in the third-fastest time among collegians Saturday in the women’s 800-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut.

Camacho, a Templeton High graduate, ran a personal record 2 minutes, 2.84 seconds to finish second in her heat of the women’s 800 elite field.

The mark trailed only the 2:00.54 turned in by Oregon’s Laura Roesler and the 2:02.61 turned in by Oregon’s Samantha Murphy by collegians in the field.

Roesler won the heat Camacho was not in. Also in Roesler’s heat was former Cal Poly standout Maggie Vessey, who was third in 2:01.35.

On Friday at Mt. SAC, former Mission Prep and Oregon standout Jordan Hasay finished sixth in the women’s elite 5,000 in 15:34.35. The time was a PR for Hasay, who ran the 10,000
in last year’s world championships.

The race was won by Meraf Bahta in 15:30.37.


Cal Poly 7-4, Hawaii 6-1, first game 8 innings

In game two of the Mustangs’ doubleheader against the Rainbow Wahine, pitcher Chloe Wurst through a complete game and struck out a career-high eight batters.

Ashley Romano led Cal Poly (25-16, 6-5), going 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored.
Kim Westlund was 2 for 4, including a double, for the Mustangs.

In game one, Emily Ceccacci hit a game-winning single in the top of the eighth inning to drive in Jillian Andersen.

Sierra Hyland pitched a complete game for the Mustangs and hit her team-leading fifth home run this season.

Courtney Tyler hit her first career home run for Cal Poly.

In Friday’s late game, the Mustangs beat the Rainbow Wahine 6-4 after scoring two runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind.

Hyland pitched a complete game in Friday’s game as well and struck out six, and Lauren Moreno drove in two runs.


Cal Poly 4, UC Santa Barbara 3

The Mustangs topped their rival to secure the No. 2 seed going into the Big West Conference Tournament.

Cal Poly (9-12) took the doubles point after Marco Comuzzo and Matt Thomson won 8-6, and Ben Donovan and Jurgen De Jager won 8-6.

Comuzzo and Thomson also won their singles matches, and Naveen Beasley also won his singles match for Cal Poly.

The Big West Tournament begins Friday in Indian Wells.


Cal Poly at El Macero Classic

The Mustangs leaped from ninth place into a tie for fifth after three Cal Poly golfers improved their first-round scores by at least five strokes in the second round at El Macero Country Club in Meadow Vista.

Cal Poly’s Mitchell Martin followed Friday’s 75 with a 68 and jumped from 27th place into a tie for sixth. Both Cole Nygren and Cam Price shot 73, five strokes better than Friday.

The Mustangs are in a tie for fifth with Colorado State at 594. UC Davis is in the lead at 562.


Arizona 3, Cal Poly 2; CSU Bakersfield 4, Cal Poly 1

Megan Groess and Nicole Kessler defeated their Arizona opponents 21-19, 19-21, and 15-12 for the Mustangs (2-11) in their season finale.

Anna Gorman and Lexi Reddick won 21-12, 21-8 against their opponents.

Against CSU Bakersfield, Hannah Schleis and Kate Walters gave the Mustangs their only win with an 18-21, 22-20, 15-8 victory.


Cal Poly signs Foothill College transfer

Guard Kyle Toth signed a National Letter of Intent to transfer from Foothill College in Los Altos to Cal Poly and play for the Mustangs.

Toth began his collegiate career playing for Army his freshman year and then moved to Foothill, where he started 22 of the 26 games for the Owls during his sophomore year.

Toth, a native of Sunnyvale, averaged 15 points, 3.3 rebounds and two assists per game last season. 

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