College Roundup: Weinreich is headed to Southern Utah to play basketball

sports@thetribunenews.comApril 30, 2014 

Allan Hancock College announced Wednesday that women’s basketball player Emma Weinreich, an Arroyo Grande High graduate, has accepted a scholarship to continue her career at Southern Utah.

Weinreich transfers to the NCAA Division I program after averaging 10.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs this past season.

Weinreich was also key in leading Hancock to their best season in 11 years.

While playing for the Eagles, Weinrich won a CIF-Southern Section Division 3AAA during her senior year in 2012.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Cal Poly signs two swimmers to 2014 recruiting class

Peyton Leeson and Sophia Kuvan both signed National Letters of Intent to join the now 13 swimmers who committed to compete for the Mustangs next season.

Leeson is from Venice High in Florida, and was honored as the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Swimmer of the Year in January after taking third place in the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 53.84 seconds at the Class 3A state championship meet in November.

Leeson also anchored the school record-breaking 200 freestyle relay (1:27.35) that won the state title.

Kuvan swam for Walter Johnson High in Bethesda, Md., and took second place at the state championships in the 200 freestyle (1:55.57) and the 500 freestyle (5:05.63) during her junior season.

Cuesta sends 11 to CCCAA state finals

Six swimmers from the Cuesta College men’s team and five from the women’s team are headed to the CCCAA State Swim and Dive Championships today through Saturday at East Los Angeles College.

Atascadero graduate Rachel Gruetzmacher has broken school records in the women’s 50-yard freestyle and 50 butterfly. Gruetzmacher’s school records were two of 11 Cuesta records set at the Western State Conference Championships.

Another local swimmer going is Haylee Mariucci, who graduated from Templeton High.

TRACK AND FIELD

Cuesta qualifies 17 for regional preliminary meet

Seventeen Cougars will compete Saturday at Riverside College in the CCCAA regional preliminary meet.

Seven of the 17 athletes graduated from local high schools, including Templeton’s Hannah Smith and Jennifer Hulfachor.

Smith is competing in the women’s pole vault, Hulfachor is throwing the discus, Aly Voth from Morro Bay is in the 1,500 meters, and Arroyo Grande graduate Rebecca Olivares is participating in the 3,000 steeplechase.

In the men’s events, Michael Mannon from Atascadero qualified for the pole vault, Robbie Hixson, also from Atascadero, will race in the 800, and Alex Hascall from Nipomo will run the 10K.

The top finishers at the preliminary meet will advance to the regional finals next week.

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