Mission Prep graduate Jordan Hasay won the women’s 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs Saturday in leading Oregon’s track and field team to their third consecutive Pac-10 team title at Drachman Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.
Oregon took its third straight women’s team title by scoring 154 1⁄2 points to 150 for runner-up and host Arizona. The Ducks also won their fifth straight men’s title with 129 points to 111 for runner-up Arizona.
Hasay, who entered the weekend with the NCAA’s top time in the 1,500 and second-best time in the 5,000, won her second straight 1,500 Pac-10 title in 4 minutes, 19.18 seconds, leading a 1-3-4-6 Oregon finish in the event. Oregon State’s Laura Carlyle was second in 4:20.98.
Hasay later came back to win the 5,000 in 16:24.10, winning by 1.03 seconds over Washington’s Megan Goethals. It was the first time Hasay has doubled at the Pac-10 meet and first time she’s doubled in a meet since winning the mile and 3,000 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March.
Next up for Hasay is the NCAA West Regional at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field on May 26-28. That is the qualifying meet for the NCAA Championships on June 4-7 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Cal Poly at the Big West Conference Championships
Brandon Shirck was one of two Cal Poly athletes to take home first place on the day when he won the men’s 5,000 meters for the Mustangs with a time of 14:42.05. Freshman teammate Chris Frias placed third in the race at 14:43.41.
Cal Poly placed third as a team with 131 points, behind first-place Long Beach State (177 1⁄2) and second-place UC Davis (156).
On the women’s side, the Mustangs finished sixth with 88 points. Cal State Northridge finished first (165 1⁄2), UC Santa Barbara finished second (126) and UC Davis (105) finished third.
Freshman Jamison Jordan had a solid outing for the Cal Poly men, placing second in the 100 (10.62), third in the 200 (21.41), and he also ran the second leg of the 400 relay for the Mustangs. The team of Mark Rodgers, Jordan, Harry Borthwick, and Jarred Houston finished second (40.66).
Tobin Villalva (3:46.88) and Shirck (3:47.34) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the men’s 1,500 meters.
Kyle Inks (16 feet, 31⁄4 inches), and Reese Wilson (15-91⁄4) placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in the men’s pole vault.
In the javelin, Ian Rice (200-4) placed third, and Corbin Duer (189-2) placed fourth for Cal Poly. Nipomo High graduate Korben Boaz placed third in the discus (168-2).
On the women’s side, Vanessa Hancock won the 1,500 (4:27.73).
In the triple jump, Jasmine Pickett (41-2 1⁄4) finished in second place, and teammate Turquoise Williams (40-2) placed fourth.
In the 5,000, Rebecca Paddack placed third (16:53.16), and Hancock was sixth (17:05.27).
The 1,600 relay team of Emily Kressin, Pickett, Lia Rivers-Birt and Kristen Sanzari placed fifth (3:49.97).
In the women’s high jump, Whitney Sisler (5-9) took third place.
Cal Poly 6, Pacific 5, 8 innings
In what has been a disappointing year for Cal Poly, Stephanie Correia made sure it ended on a high note as she hit a walk-off single in her final collegiate at-bat to score Ashely Romano, who had tripled.
Earning the final-game win was that much sweeter as it gave head coach Jenny Condon her 200th career victory.
The Mustangs fell behind 1-0 after the first inning, but it only took two at-bats in the bottom portion to take the lead. Romano, who finished 3 for 4 with two home runs, a triple, three runs scored and three RBI, hit a two-run home run to give Cal Poly a 2-1 lead. The Mustangs led 4-1 after the inning.
Picking up the win in her final game as a Mustang was Anna Cahn. She pitched all eight innings and surrendered 12 hits, five runs and walked three. She was also 1 for 3 at the plate.
Cahn finishes as Cal Poly’s career leader in walks (126) and ranked second in batting average (.335), RBI (116), home runs (28) and slugging percentage (.557). From a pitching standpoint, she retired as the career leader in appearances (125) and starts (92), second in strikeouts (411), innings pitched (639) and complete games (62), and third in victories (50).
Oklahoma 4, Cal Poly 0
After earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals, Cal Poly (16-7) went winless in the opening round against No. 24 Oklahoma at the Baylor Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.
While the Mustangs struggled in singles, they were more competitive in doubles play. Both teams that finished, Florence Lehane and Gabrielle Gatewood, and Ashley Pane and Jocelyn Davis, went down 8-5.
“I’m proud of how much our team grew and improved this year, earning an at-large bid,” Cal Poly head coach Hugh Bream said in a news release. “Oklahoma was a better team Saturday. They played great doubles and were very focused in singles. I thought we completed well.
“Our number of victories (seven) versus ranked teams is also a tremendous achievement for the program. We experienced the goal of reaching the NCAA Championships and that bodes well for the continued improvement of the program.”
Bream, who has coached Cal Poly the past 11 years, is retiring.