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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Brown Trafton shines at Cal Poly track and field meet

Stephanie Brown Trafton warms up prior to the discus competition Saturday at  the Cal Poly/ShareSLO Invitational. Brown Trafton won the event with a throw of 182 feet, 
11⁄4 inches.
Stephanie Brown Trafton warms up prior to the discus competition Saturday at the Cal Poly/ShareSLO Invitational. Brown Trafton won the event with a throw of 182 feet, 11⁄4 inches.

Olympic gold medalist and Cal Poly and Arroyo Grande High alum Stephanie Brown Trafton won the discus throw at the Cal Poly/ShareSLO Invitational at Cal Poly on Saturday.

The six-time All American won the event with a throw of 182 feet, 11⁄4 inches, seven and half feet behind her school record set in 2003, and 17 feet, 4 inches behind her meet record set in 2009.

Brown Trafton won the gold medal in women’s discus in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She also competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.

Cal Poly graduate and All-American Maggie Vessey won the women’s 800 meters in 2 minutes, 5.20 seconds to break her previous meet record of 2:06.78 set last year. Current Cal Poly runner Ashley Windsor set a new personal record and finished second to Vessey in the event in 2:08.85.

Cal Poly graduate John Prader won the pole vault at a height of 17-01⁄2, a foot and a half behind his school record set in 2013.

Cal Poly sophomore Ricky Strehlow won the triple jump with a personal best of 4-91⁄2.

San Luis Obispo High senior Nate Greenelsh competed at the meet and won the 200 meters in 21.74 and finished second by 0.01 to current Mustang Joey Sanfilippo in the 100 meter dash with a 10.78.

The men’s and women’s sides both went 3-0 in the meet; the men won 121-52 over Cal Poly Pomona, 125-47 over CSU Bakersfield, and 132-11 over Pepperdine while the women won 97.5-73.5 over Pomona, 116-55 over Bakersfield, and 123.5-36.5 over Pepperdine.


Cal Poly 7, Oregon State 2

The Mustangs (9-14) carried their momentum from Friday’s 8-1 win to another win against the Beavers on the road to clinch the weekend series. Zack Zehner hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth to give the Mustangs a 5-2 lead.

Mark Mathias went 2 for 5 with two runs, and Brian Mundell went 2 for 3 with three RBI and a run.

Kyle Smith pitched five innings and picked up his second win of the season, and Danny Zandona came on in the seventh inning to pick up his fourth save.

Cal Poly plays one more game this afternoon to close its series with Oregon State.


CSUN 3, Cal Poly 0; CSUN 3, Cal Poly 1

Sierra Hyland pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and had 12 strikeouts, but it wasn’t enough, as the Mustangs fell in the first game of Saturday’s Big-West Conference opening doubleheader 3-0.

Cal Poly (17-19, 0-2 Big West Conference) was held hitless until the fifth inning, when Breana West singled.

Hyland retired the first seven batters she faced, and had a no-hitter going until CSUN’s Taylor Glover doubled to lead off the fourth inning. Glover then stole third and scored on a squeeze bunt by Katie Hooper.

CSUN’s second hit came in the fifth inning, a two-run homer by Hooper to left field to give the Matadors a 3-0 lead.

CSUN jumped out to an early lead in the second game, scoring on a Savannah Horvath double that scored Glover.

Cal Poly remained hitless until the fourth inning, when Hyland hit a solo home run to tie the game.

CSUN (27-10, 2-0) came back an inning later, when Glover hit homer off Hyland but make the score 2-1.

Maylynn Mitchell tacked on CSUN’s final run with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth.


Sprouse commits to Montana State-Northern

Former Atascadero High grad Logan Sprouse has signed on to play football at Montana State University-Northern.

Sprouse was named Allan Hancock’s team MVP this past season as he split time as a defensive back and punter.


Santa Clara 5, Cal Poly 0; Cal 4, Cal Poly 1

The Mustangs played in the first day of the Santa Cruz Duals and couldn’t manage victories against host Santa Clara or Cal.

The pair of Raeann Greisen and Taylor Nelson picked up a set at No. 1 but lost their match against Santa Clara. The No. 3 duo of Taylor Gruenewald and Anna Gorman were able to pick up a set as well, but no other Cal Poly team could win a set in the loss to the Broncos in the first match.

Against Cal, the No. 4 tandem of Katie Conroy and Hannah Schleis won their match 13-21, 22-20, 15-11 to give Cal Poly its only point overall. Nicole Kessler and Caihla Petiprin picked up a set at No. 2, as did Gruenewald and Gorman at No. 3.

Cal Poly (0-5) will continue play at 9 a.m. today in the Pairs Tournament of the Santa Cruz Duals.