Cuesta College sophomore Devon Kelsey won the 5,000 meters in 18 minutes, 7.13 seconds — more than five seconds faster than second-place Grace Zamudio from Glendale — at the California Community College track and field championships at Cerritos College on Saturday.
Kelsey, an Atascadero High graduate, also competed in the 1,500, where she finished second (4:39.24). Orange Coast’s Meghan Foley won in 4:37.08.
In the same race, Cuesta’s Kasey Urman (Templeton High graduate) finished in 4:42.69 for fourth place, and Corinne Evans finished 10th (4:54.56).
In the women’s pole vault, Cuesta’s Grace Mann was seventh at 10-11 3⁄4. The winning height was 12-7 1⁄2.
The Cuesta women finished with 25 points for 14th place in the team race. Laney College won with 78 points to 50 for runner-up Cerritos.
In the men’s 5,000, Paso Robles High graduate Gordon Sturgess finished ninth in 15:18.38 for Cuesta.
Riverside won the men’s team title with 122 points to 911⁄4 for second-place Mt. SAC. Cuesta did not score.
Cal Poly 15, UC Santa Barbara 5
Down three runs after two innings, Cal Poly (32-20, 12-8 Big West) needed a rally.
They got it in the fifth inning, scoring 11 runs to defeat the Gauchos at home.
The Mustangs had six hits in the fifth, one being a three-run home run from Mitch Haniger to left field. Tim Wise also added a two-RBI single in the inning, and Alex Michaels brought home three runs on a triple down the right-field line.
Michaels went 2 for 2 with three RBI. Haniger went 1 for 2 with three RBI, Mike Miller went 1 for 5 with two RBI and both David Armendariz and Wise went 1 for 4 with two RBI.
The two teams wrap up their series today. The game is also Cal Poly’s home finale.
Morro Bay High graduate Matt Hansen shot a 70 in the final round of play at the NCAA Stanford Regional, helping UC Davis to a 12th-place team finish.
Prior to Saturday, Hansen shot 4-over 144 through two days at the tournament.
The top five teams and top individual advanced to the NCAA Tournament last this month.