The Cal Poly track and field program announced the enrollment of 31 new recruits Friday, including state champions from California, Washington and Arizona high schools and one from the junior college level.
David Cardona, formerly of El Camino College, won California junior college titles in the 5,000 meters, 1,500 and cross country.
Brian Canavan of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep was the state 2A champion in the 400, finishing with a time of 47.97 seconds.
On the women’s side, Manhattan Beach Mira Costa graduate Savannah Pio won the California Division 2 title in cross country, finishing the Woodward Park course in 17:27.
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And Tansey Lystad of Kenmore (Wa.) Inglemoor, won state titles in the 1,600, 3,200 and cross country, finishing her career with the fifth-fastest 5,000-meter cross country time in Washington state history (17:44).
McNeil leads Foresters to another NBC World Series win
Nipomo High grad Jeff McNeil went 1 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored and a walk Friday night, helping lead the Santa Barbara Foresters to a 9-1 win over the League City Hornets of Texas in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.
The California Collegiate League co-champion Foresters advanced to the quarterfinals, where they’ll face the Topeka (Kan.) Golden Giants on Sunday.
Pier to Point Fun Paddle and Ocean Race set
North Coast Ocean Rescue and the Cambria Fire Department will host the Pier to Point Fun Paddle and Ocean Race on Sept. 17 in Cambria.
Racers will take the six-mile course, beginning at San Simeon Pier and ending at Leffingwell Landing, at 9 a.m.
Cost is $40 for a paddle entry, box lunch and a T-shirt, $10 for each additional lunch and $15 for each additional T-shirt. Contact Mike Casey at 234-3922 for more information.