Former San Luis Obispo High standout Sian Morgan has signed to compete in the women’s pole vault for the track and field team at Cal State Stanislaus, her personal coach, former Olympian Jan Johnson, said Wednesday.
As a senior for the Tigers in 2006, Morgan finished sixth at the CIF-Southern Section Division III championships with a clearance of 10 feet, 6 inches. She competed at Cuesta College in 2008 and 2009, qualifying for the state meet both years. Her personal best is 12-6.
Former Paso Robles High standout Alycia Wagner is also a pole vaulter at Cal State Stanislaus. Last week, Wagner, finishing her senior season, placed fourth at the Division II national championships, clearing 12-4 1⁄2.
Todd Simko honors baseball honor
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Former Arroyo Grande High and Cuesta College standout Todd Simko, now at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, was named to the all-Southland Conference Tournament team.
Simko (10-6), a junior left-hander, scattered three hits and three walks in a complete-game win over Lamar during the tournament, allowing one unearned run and striking out seven in the game. He set a school record with 10 wins in his debut season and had a 4.31 ERA.
Former SLO Rattlers star Bobby Buckner, a teammate of Simko, was named to the all-tournament team as a third baseman.
Former Morro Bay standout Hope sets steals record
Canisius College senior outfielder Lauren Hope, a former Morro Bay High softball standout, recently broke the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s all-time career record for stolen bases with 112.
Hope, who finished with 118 stolen bases, went on to earn all-MAAC first-team accolades.
She set the conference record while breaking a Golden Griffins single-game mark for stolen bases with six, one shy of the all-time Division I single-game record.