Cuesta College’s Augusta Thomason won the women’s pole vault at 12 feet 4 inches at the CCCAA State Championships in San Mateo on Saturday.
One of eight Cougars to qualify for the meet, Thomason was the favorite to win the pole vault after posting a school-record and community college leading height of 13-41⁄2 at a meet at Santa Barbara City College earlier this year.
Cuesta continued its success in the men’s pole vault, where Joe Dreyer was fourth (15-41⁄4). Cal Poly transfer Connor Fisher was second in the men’s 5,000 with a time of 14 minutes 44.63 seconds, and Brandon Messerly finished third in the men’s 1,500 in 3:55.61.
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Nick Woolf won the 5,000 for Cal Poly men’s track and field team with a time of 14:42.45 at UC Riverside.
Cal Poly also enjoyed three other runners in the top 10 with Dimitri Voytilla finishing fourth (14:45.02), Clayton Hutchins fifth (14:46.88) and Blake Ahrold sixth (14:47.63).
CSUN won the men’s team title with 185 points to 167 for runner-up UC Santa Barbara. Cal Poly was a distant third with 95 points.
Ben Hartinger was third in the 110 hurdles in 14.53, and Kyle Lynch was sixth in the 1500 (3:56.02).
CSUN won the women’s team title with 212 points, UC Davis was second at 168 and Cal Poly third at 102.
Molly Haar won the women’s 5,000 in 17:31.75, and freshman Sydney Szabo was fourth (17:51.54).
Ashley Windsor placed second (4:18.54) in the women’s 1,500 and Sara Van Dyke placed fifth (4:27.32).
Junior Kendal Nielsen placed third in the triple jump at 40-101⁄2. Daijah Joe-Smith was fourth in the 100 (11.98) and was on the 4x100 relay team that placed fifth in 46.78. Joining Joe-Smith was Mishe Scott, A’Jah Love and Jessica Rasmussen. In the 800, Hanna Edwards was fourth in 2:09.78.
NCAA San Diego Regional
Cal Poly sophomore Justin De Los Santos fell from 19th place into a tie for 61st place after posting a final round 84 at the par-72 The Farms Golf Club.
Settling for a nine on the par-4 10th hole, De Los Santos triple bogeyed the par-4 17th hole and had five other bogeys in that span. He would go on to play his final 10 holes at 1-under after starting the first eight 13-over.
Cal Poly’s first NCAA regional qualifier in four years, De Los Santos shot a 75 Thursday and had a 71 in the second round to move from 32nd place into a tie for 19th.
Jon Rahm of Arizona State took the individual title, shooting a 10-under 206 and had a 69 in the final round.
Oklahoma’s Michael Gellerman and Max McGreevy finished second and third, each posting 69s on Saturday for 208 totals.
Oklahoma won the team title with a 21-under 843 total, beating Arizona State by 20 strokes.