The Cal Poly wrestling team fell just short of its first Pac-10 championship, finishing third in Davis on Saturday.
A day after sending five wrestlers to the championship match, Boris Novachkov claimed Cal Poly’s only individual title.
Novachkov beat top seed Brandon Low of UC Davis 4-3 at 133 pounds.
Filip Novachkov (141 pounds), Nick Fisher (149), Chase Pami (157) and Ryan Smith (197) finished second.
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Ryan DesRoches earned third place at 174 by virtue of his 6-2 win over Arizona State’s Eric Starks.
All six of those Mustangs will be heading to the NCAA Championships on March 18-20 in Omaha, Neb.
Oregon State won the team title with 127 points. Boise State, last year’s champion, was second with 125 while the Mustangs finished with 120.
Former Paso Robles High standout and Cal State Bakersfield senior Mitch Monteiro claimed his second Pac-10 title with a 9-5 decision over Oregon State’s Clayton Jack at heavyweight and will also be headed to the NCAA meet.
TRACK AND FIELD
Hasay wins mile
Oregon’s Jordan Hasay won the indoor women’s mile in meet-record time at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at the University of Washington.
Hasay, who earlier this season won the mile in 4 minutes, 38.48 second at the Texas A&M Challenge, led a 1-2 Ducks sweep of the mile with a winning time of 4:35.01, a personal record.
Her time, and the second-place time of teammate Nicole Blood (4:38.88) broke the meet record of 4:39.0 set by Stanford’s Lauren Centrowitz last season. Hasay remains second on Oregon’s all-time list for the indoor mile behind only the 4:33.26 school record set by Leann Warren in 1983.
Hasay’s time was also an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championships.
Former Arroyo Grande High star Karlee Owens, now a freshman at Arizona State, was 13th in 4:56.99.
The Ducks repeated as MPSF team champions with 133 points to 113 for second-place Stanford.
UC Santa Barbara 85, Cal Poly 70
The Mustangs dropped their second straight conference game after blowing an early seven-point lead.
Cal Poly (17-10, 10-5 Big West Conference) led 7-0, but the Gauchos eventually went on a 30-11 run to take a 16-point lead into the half.
Kristina Santiago had a team-high 20 points and eight rebounds for the Mustangs, who never trimmed the deficit below 13 points in the second half.
Ashlee Stewart added 11 points and six rebounds, while Brittany Lange scored 10.
The Gauchos (11-16, 8-7) shot 52.5 percent from the floor while holding Cal Poly to 35.8 percent. UC Santa Barbara was paced by Emilie Johnson’s game-high 27 points.
Cal Poly 4, Northwestern 0
Left-hander Helen Peña picked up the second shut out of her career, beating No. 22 Northwestern at the Cathedral City Classic in Cathedral City.
Stephanie Correia’s double in the first inning gave the Mustangs (3-3) the initial lead.
Anna Cahn added a two-run single in the inning.
Correia, Krysten Cary and Nora Sobczak had two hits each for Cal Poly, who will play Long Island at 11 a.m. today before a 1 p.m. makeup game with No. 2 Arizona that was rained out Saturday.
Saturday’s game between Cal Poly and San Francisco was postponed because of rain.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today, beginning at noon.