Oregon’s Jordan Hasay was named the West Region women’s athlete of the year Wednesday for the 2010 cross country season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Hasay, the former Mission Prep star who is now a sophomore at Oregon, won Saturday’s NCAA West Regional meet at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Ore., by five seconds over Cal’s Deborah Maier, pacing the Ducks to second place behind Washington and an automatic berth into Monday’s NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.
Earlier this year, Hasay won her first Pac-10 championhip in leading the Ducks to a tie for third at the conference championships.
She placed seventh at the Notre Dame Invitational in October when she ran the last half-mile of that race without a shoe.
At the NCAA meet Monday, Hasay will be looking to improve upon her 18th-place finish of a year ago.
Portland’s Trevor Dunbar was named the men’s West Region athlete of the year.
Arroyo Grande athletes sign letters of intent
Three Arroyo Grande High athletes participated in a national letter of intent signing ceremony Wednesday, Eagles athletic director Dwight MacDonald said.
As expected, Arroyo Grande baseball star Kyle Raubinger signed with Loyola Marymount. The reigning PAC 7 Pitcher of the Year and an all-CIF Southern Section Division 2 second-team honoree as a junior, Raubinger’s commitment to the Lions was previously reported last week.
Baseball teammate Colton Haynes’ signing to Cal Poly was announced by the Mustangs earlier this week. Haynes, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher, is viewed as a prospect with a great deal of upside.
Additionally, Savannah Carr signed with the Oklahoma State women’s equestrian team. Equestrian is not a sponsored competitive sport among area schools, although it is sanctioned by the Big 12 Conference.