Cuesta College’s Riley Cooks and Hailey Fish will be competing at the CCCAA State Track and Field Championships today and Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.
Cooks returns to the state meet after finishing second in the heptathlon in 2013 and will compete in only the heptathlon this year after qualifying for four other individual events.
She is the Cuesta Female Athlete of the Year and set school records in the heptathlon (4,808 points) and 100-meter hurdles (15.68) this year, and the No. 2 marks in the long jump (18 feet, 4 inches) and 200 (24.76).
Cooks’ record year earned her a scholarship to continue her track career at Long Beach State. Fish cleared a season best 11-03 ⁄4 to qualify for the state championships in the pole vault. She is the 24th Cuesta women’s pole vaulter to qualify for the championships in the past 15 years.
Compton, Hyland earn regional honors
Fresno State pitcher Jillian Compton and Cal Poly pitcher Sierra Hyland have been named to the NFCA all-West Region second team.
Compton is a former Arroyo Grande High star who had 20 wins, eight shutouts and a 2.16 ERA this season. Hyland was selected as a pitcher/utility player adding to her Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year and Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year awards.
Hyland led the nation in victories among freshmen (26) and was third among all Division I pitchers in shutouts (13) to finish as one of 10 finalists for the NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year trophy.
Hyland is the first Mustang since Anna Cahn in 2010 to earn all-region honors.