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College Roundup: Pickett wins two events at UCLA track meet

Cal Poly’s Jasmine Pickett won two events at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational hosted by UCLA.

Pickett had a season-best leap of 18 feet, 10.5 inches in the women’s long jump. She also won the triple jump with a mark of 39-8.

Tenise Brewer finished second behind Pickett in the triple jump with a personal best mark of 39-6.5.

Daniel Erdman won the men’s shot put by more than three feet with a mark of 53-7.5.

Andy Wright posted a personal best time of 8 minutes, 52.14 seconds to win the men’s 3,000 steeplechase.

Korben Boaz was second in the discus with a mark of 157-7. He also finished fifth in the shot put (48-8.75).

The invitational will conclude today in Los Angeles.

Cuesta at WSC meet

The Cuesta College men’s track and field team finished second and the women third at a Western State Conference meet in Ventura.Moorpark won both the men’s and women’s team scores with 136 and 143 points respectively.

Cuesta’s men were 26 points off the mark while the women were 44 points shy.

The Cougars broke two school records as Craig Van Leeuwen won the pole vault with a 17-3.25 clearance. Cuesta’s Zach Siegmeier had a season best to finish second with a clearance of 16-0.

Travis Hallanan set the other school record, finishing second in the men’s 3,000 in 8:53.60.

On the women’s side, the women swept the pole vault as Sara Pizzo (10-0), Nicole Worden (9-6) was second and Nicole Foster (8-6) was third.

Christine Weinreich won the women’s discus with a toss of 131-5 and was third in the hammer (131-10).


Former San Luis Obispo High and Cuesta College standout and current Wright State infielder Quentin Cate was named National Player of the Week on Friday.

Cate hit .600 (15 for 25) in five games with six doubles, two homers, 11 runs and 20 RBI.

After graduating from high school, Cate played one year at Cal Poly, struggling to a .120 batting average with five RBI in 22 games.

A 2008 Cuesta Athlete of the Year winner, Cate won the 2008 Western State Conference triple crown with a .422 batting average, 14 home runs and 64 RBI.

He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 28th round in 2008 but chose to continue his college career at Wright State.


Cal Poly announced the signing of forward Ronald Medrano to a national letter of intent Friday.

Medrano, a member of the Costa Rican National Team at both the U-15 and U-17 levels, is the seventh member of Cal Poly’s 2010 incoming class.

In February, the Mustangs announced the signings of forwards Karson Payton and Justin Hill, midfielders George Malki and Nolan Moore and defenders Connor Drechsler and Chris Fisher.

The Mustangs are one year removed from advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and reached the Big West semifinals last season.