Oregon’s Jordan Hasay was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national indoor Women’s Track Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.
Hasay, a sophomore from Arroyo Grande and a Mission Prep graduate, nearly completed a historic triple crown this past weekend at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She won titles in the mile (in a school-record 4 minutes, 33.01 seconds) and 3,000 meters (9:13.71), and was the anchor leg for the runner-up distance medley relay squad that also set a school record. She’s the fifth woman overall to win both the mile and 3,000 meters in the same year, and the first since 2006.
Hasay’s meet-best 22-point contribution helped lead the Ducks to the team title for the second straight season, as did the performance of teammate and pentathlete Brianne Theisen, who won the association’s field athlete of the year award. In 2006, the field athlete of the year award went to UCLA pole vaulter Chelsea Johnson, a former Atascadero High standout.
Cuesta baseball team downs Hancock
A grand slam in the fifth inning keyed the Cuesta College baseball team to an 8-3 win over Allan Hancock as the Cougars remained undefeated in Western State Conference play.
Darren Mullen, a former San Luis Obispo High star, hit the grand slam that put the Cougars (12-6, 4-0 WSC) up 6-1.
Five players had two-hit games as Cuesta collected 12 hits. Max Duval was 2 for 3 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Davey Schultz, Chris Lindmark, Alex Detz and Andrew Montanaria also had two hits apiece.
John Tiedemann got his fifth win of the season, allowing four hits and one run with five strikeouts over six innings.
Cuesta softball team rolls
The Cuesta College softball team routed L.A. Pierce 16-1 in five innings.
Karen Berna, a freshman from Atascadero, went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and three RBI to lead the Cougars. She also picked up the win in the circle, scattering five hits in a complete-game effort, striking out six batters and walking three.
Danielle Herrera was 4 for 4 for the Cougars (6-11, 1-1 WSC) with one RBI, and Liz Isaak was 2 for 3 with a double.