Templeton High’s Savannah Camacho may not have been running for time, but she still cruised to her third straight league titles in both the 800- and 1,600-meter distances at the Los Padres League track and field finals in Santa Ynez on Thursday.
And the Nipomo girls made history by capturing their first league track title.
Camacho took the 800 by nearly five seconds with a time of 2 minutes, 21.82 seconds. On April 9, Camacho ran a blistering 2:08.3, which was the fastest time in the nation then and still stands as the third-fastest time national this season.
She went on to collect nearly a six-second win in the 1,600 with a time of 5:15.56 over teammate Kaley Hook (5:21.92).
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Hook easily outpaced the competition in the 3,200, winning by just over a minute with a time of 11:59.97. Nipomo’s Gracie Albano came in second at 13:00.04.
Combining with Heather Fields and Kelsey Lindquist, Hook and Camacho also collected a win in the 1,600 relay at 4:05.40 compared to second-place Morro Bay’s 4:11.47. Running for the Pirates were Olivia Watt, Macey Burgeson, Hannah Cary and Tess Volkov.
Individually, Watt won the 300 hurdles at 49.68 seconds.
Heather Hawes picked up wins in the discus (124 feet, 2 inches) and shot put (37-5), while teammate Amber Britt won the 400 (1:00.82) to lead the way for the Nipomo girls.
The Titans took the girls title, collecting 136 points with Santa Ynez placing second at 106. Templeton finished fourth overall at 641⁄2 points, and Morro Bay fifth with 49 1⁄2.
On the boys side, Cabrillo won with 125 1⁄2 points to second-place Nipomo’s total of 91. Templeton finished sixth at 34, and Morro Bay was seventh with 25 points.
The Titans got wins in the pole vault (Tevin Limon, 13-6), shot put (Brett Kimball, 48-2 1⁄2) and discus (Jerardo Torres, 137-4).
Football standout Tyler Gray got the only win for Templeton in the triple jump at 42-10 3⁄4.
Ryan Wheat picked up Morro Bay’s lone win in the high jump, clearing 6-3. Nipomo’s Kenneth Cromer cleared 5-10 for second.
The top finishers in each event will compete in CIF-Southern Section Division 4 prelims May 14 in Carpinteria.
PAC 7 Prelims
There were few surprises at Arroyo Grande as most of the top singles and doubles players advanced to today’s semifinals.
In singles, Arroyo Grande’s Eli Whittle will face Josh Noah of San Luis Obispo. The other singles match pits Jordan Hayashi and Sean Hollister of Arroyo Grande playing for a finals berth.
In doubles, Atascadero’s Kyle and Devin Barber will face Arroyo Grande’s Evan Lange and Danny Williams. The other semifinals pits Alex McKinney and Patrick Sims of Righetti going against San Luis Obispo’s Mason Hansen and Adrian Angulo.
Coast Union 9, Sierra Pacific 0
The Broncos (6-9) concluded their season with the shutout victory.
San Luis Obispo 3, Arroyo Grande 2
The Tigers defeated the Eagles in five sets, extended their winning streak to seven and earning a share of the PAC 7 regular season title.San Luis Obispo prevailed 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 15-11.
“The guys really wanted to repeat as league champions; they are excited,” San Luis Obispo coach Manny Carter said. “They knew it wasn’t going to be easy this year and they came out and played hard every match.”
Nick Butier led the Tigers with 21 kills and 28 digs. Sam Duval had 16 kills, Keilan Meertens had 47 assists, and Vance Cramer had 25 digs for San Luis Obispo (20-4, 9-1 PAC 7), which finished tied with Righetti atop the standings after the Warriors beat St. Joseph 3-0. Righetti and San Luis Obispo split head-to-head.
For Arroyo Grande, Austin Robinson boasted 16 kills, Derek Johnson tallied 15 kills and Kevin Glass 47 assists.
PAC 7 CIF Qualifier
With five of the seven spots for CIF--Southern Section individual playoffs already determined, the seven players competing only had a slim margin for error.
The two that came out victorious were Righetti’s Reilly McMahon, who shot a 3-under 69 at the Blacklake Golf Resort, and Fredrik Stenson, who carded a 74 for Arroyo Grande.
The CIF-Southern Section individual competition begins May 16 in Camarillo.
Doing battle at the par-72 The Links Course at Paso Robles, Santa Ynez beat runners-up Morro Bay and Cabrillo 405-420 to take the LPL title.
Despite a second-place finish for Morro Bay and Cabrillo, Santa Ynez will be the only team competing in the CIF-Southern Section team playoffs.
Nipomo finished in fourth place at 432, and Templeton in fifth, carding a 457.
The Eagles’ Tanner Westbrook, who qualified for CIF-Southern Section individual play, was the medalist, shooting a 74.
Joining Westbrook is league champion Steve Canales (Nipomo), Doug Chesbro (Morro Bay), Clayton Chatterly (Cabrillo) and Lane Frausto (Santa Ynez). BASEBALL
Mission Prep 6, Morro Bay 5
With the score tied at in the bottom of the seventh, Mission Prep’s Scott Gill walked, stole second, advanced to third on a sacrifice and then scored on a wild pitch to hand the Royals the victory.
Arthur Lane went 2 for 2 with a RBI, and Gill had a two-RBI triple for Mission Prep (14-6).
SWIMMING AND DIVING
BOYS: San Luis Obispo 127, Arroyo Grande 70; GIRLS: San Luis Obispo 79, Arroyo Grande 44
For San Luis Obispo, three boys and one girl won individual events against Arroyo Grande.
Alan Peterson won the boys 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:46.76, and Graham Johnson won the boys 100 butterfly (54.13) for San Luis Obispo.
Arroyo Grande’s Zach Stevens won the boys 100 breaststroke (59:53).
On the girls side, Arroyo Grande’s Mia Schachter won the girls 100 freestyle with a time of 54.64.