Olympic gold medalist and former Cal Poly shot put and discus thrower Stephanie Brown Trafton leads a class of four selected for induction into the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame.
Also set for induction are hammer thrower Tom Pagani, fullback and linebacker Dick Mannini and recently retired Cal Poly president Warren Baker.
Brown Trafton, an Arroyo Grande High graduate, won the gold medal in women’s discus at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In her time at Cal Poly, she claimed seven Big West Conference championships.
Baker, the school’s president for the past 31 years, has overseen the athletic system’s rise from Division II to the Division I level, and oversaw the development of renovation of Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Mannini was a two-way starter for the Cal Poly football team from 1956-58, helping to lead the Mustangs to a 24-5 record over three seasons.
After his playing career, Mannini went on to coach at Saint Mary’s, San Jose State and Stanford among others. He compiled a 45-23-1 record in eight years with the Gaels before being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1982.
Pagani’s hammer throw of 200 feet, 5 inches in 1960 remains a school record after 50 years. He captured the NCAA Division I and Division II national championship in 1961 to become the first of nine Mustangs to earn Division I titles.
The quartet will be formally inducted into Cal Poly’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 22 at The Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach.
Loyola Marymount 4, Cal Poly 1
The Mustangs gave up a goal 11 minutes in and never recovered.
Loyola Marymount (4-3) dominated the play, outshooting Cal Poly 19-9 and 11-4 on goal.
Jake Hustedt scored Cal Poly’s lone goal in the 57th minute to cut the deficit to 3-1, but Artur Jozkowicz put the game away, scoring his second goal of the match in the 64th minute.
Brett Finkelstein made six saves for Cal Poly (2-3-1).
The Mustangs will return to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a home match with Cal State Bakersfield.