College Roundup: Hasay off to strong start in track, too

It hasn’t taken long for Jordan Hasay to make an impact on the Oregon women’s track team.

Hasay won the indoor mile Saturday at the Texas A&M Challenge in College Station, Texas, easily running away with the race in 4 minutes, 38.48 seconds.

Hasay’s time was more than eight seconds faster than runner-up Stephanie Brown, an Arkansas freshman. Hasay, a freshman from Mission Prep, moved to No. 2 on Oregon’s all-time indoor mile list behind only the 4:33.26 school record set by Leann Warren in 1982. Hasay’s time was also a provisional qualifier for the NCAA indoor championships later this season.

On Friday, Hasay made her college indoor track debut, running the 1,200-meter portion of the distance medley relay (1,200, 400, 800, 1,600) in 3 minutes, 21.49 seconds. Her split was more than seven seconds faster than the second-best split on the 1,200 leg of the relay.

The Ducks won in 10:59.64, winning by more than 16 seconds and qualified on a time basis for the NCAA indoor meet. The time is the fifth-best women’s distance medley relay time in collegiate history and also broke the Ducks’ school record of 11:02.81 set at last year’s NCAA meet.

The Texas A&M Challenge was a three-way meet with three Pac-10 teams (Oregon, Stanford and Washington State) paired against three Big 12 teams (Texas A&M, Texas and Baylor) and three Southeastern Conference teams (Florida, Arkansas and South Carolina).

The Big 12 won the meet with 297 points to 235 for the Pac-10 and 144 for the SEC.


Cal State Bakersfield 83, Cal Poly 81

Junior guard Rachel Clancy had a game-high 24 points, and Kristina Santiago had 22 and seven rebounds for the Mustangs, who lost despite shooting 50 percent from the floor.

Cal State Bakersfield committed just five turnovers to Cal Poly’s 18.

The Mustangs (13-7) led 38-36 at halftime.

The Roadrunners (12-9) put five players in double figures. Amber Williams led Cal State Bakersfield with 22 points.

Pierce 59, Cuesta 34

Lauren Mourer had a team-high nine points for the Cougars (4-16, 1-6 Western State Conference).

The Cougars trailed 18-2 in the first half and had just 12 points by halftime.

Tess Williams led Pierce (12-12, 3-4) with 15 points.


Cuesta 70, Pierce 59

Xavier Mylleville had a double-double for Cuesta, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

The Cougars (20-5, 6-1 WSC) trailed 33-28 at halftime but outscored Pierce 9-0 early in the second half to claim the lead.

Former Templeton High standout Seth Koenig finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Roger Guardia added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Phillip Jiminez (13) and Henok Yigzaw (10) rounded out the five Cuesta players in double figures.

Pierce (5-2 WSC) was held to just 34 percent shooting from the game and had no players in double figures.

Christian Koutras scored three points and collected a season-high seven assists for the Cougars.

“When a team plays together they can do wonderful things,” Cuesta head coach Rusty Blair said. “Having 16 assists on 23 baskets is an indication of how well we’re playing.”


Reedley 11, Cuesta 3; Reedley 10, Cuesta 7

Freshman Rachel Thompson struck out five through three innings in Cuesta’s first game of the season.

Designated hitter Megan Donovan finished 4 of 7 on the day, scoring two runs and driving in two more for the Cougars (0-2).