The Cal Poly men’s cross country team finished 12th out of 29 teams with 327 points, while the women finished 15th out of 34 with 412 points at the NCAA West Regional Championships at Stanford Golf Course on Friday morning.
Luis Morales was the first Mustang on the men’s side, finishing 42nd and covering the 10K course in 30 minutes, 19.3 seconds. Morales was followed by Clayton Hutchins at 30:41.0 (60th), Dimitri Voytilla at 30:45.5 (65th) and Tyler Huntley at 30:56.5 (72nd).
Ashley Windsor led the women over the 6K course, finishing 37th at 21:13.2, closely followed by teammates Sydney Szabo at 21:28.7 (57th) and Meghan Breadmore at 21:47.0 (75th).
San Luis Obispo High graduate and current UC Davis Aggie Christine Hoffmann finished 23rd at 20:55.
Oregon swept the team races, as the men beat Portland 60-71 and the women beat Boise State 88-103 as the top two teams on both sides earned automatic bids to the national championships in Terre Haute, Ind., a week from today.
Cal Poly wrestlers fall to Purdue
Yoshito Funakoshi, Dominic Kastl and Nicolas Johnson all won matches, but Cal Poly lost a 30-9 home wrestling decision against Purdue.
In the nonconference meet, Funakoshi won a 6-5 overtime decision against Aason Assad at 125 pounds. Kastl won his match at 174, with a 5-1 decision over Chad Welsh to improve to 3-0 on the season. At 285, sophomore Nicolas Johnson won 7-4 over Tyler Kral. Johnson is now 6-2 on the year.
The Mustangs are now 0-3 in dual meets, and compete in the Roadrunner Invitational in Bakersfield on Sunday.
Cal Poly volleyball falls on road to 49ers
The Cal Poly volleyball team lost 25-20, 25-23, 25-17 on the road at No. 20 Long Beach State. Freshman Raeann Griesen had 17 kills, and setter Taylor Nelson had 38 assists for the outmatched Mustangs (9-14, 4-9 Big West Conference). Junior libero Nicole Kessler added 13 digs.
Long Beach State (21-4, 11-0) entered the match winning its past 15 of 16 matches and remained undefeated in league play. Chisom Okpala had 13 kills and Bre Mackie chipped in with 10 for the 49ers. Setter Janelle Hudon had 38 assists.
Cuesta women crush Modesto
The Cuesta College women’s basketball team reached the championship game of the Los Positas Tournament with a 62-31 semifinal win over Modesto.
Down by one in the first half, Cuesta (2-0) went on a 17-0 run to go into the half up 29-13, as Anika Roving led the Cougars with 19 points and eight rebounds.
Jerrica Crosby had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Kaylee Williams had 12 points and seven rebounds to help Cuesta to its second straight win to start the season.
The Cougars play in the championship game today at 3 p.m.
Torres helps lead Hancock to win
Marissa Torres, a Templeton High graduate, scored seven points and had three steals to help lead the Allan Hancock College women’s basketball team to a 54-42 victory over Imperial Valley at the San Diego Mesa Tournament.
The Bulldogs improved to 1-2.