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Local roundup: Cal Poly track athletes come up short at regionals

Cal Poly’s Tenise Brewer just missed advancing to the final of the women’s 100-meter hurdles Friday on the second day of the three-day NCAA West Regional track and field meet.

The meet is serving as several of the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Championships, which will be June 9-12 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.

Brewer was 27th overall in the 47-woman field with a time of 13.83 seconds. The top 24 individuals moved on to today’s West Regional final, where the top 12 will advance to the NCAA Championships.

In the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final, Cal Poly’s Carl Dargitz finished 21st in 9 minutes, 1.53 seconds, Andy Wright was 37th in 9:13.62 and Nathan Huerta was 46th in 9:35.51.

In the men’s pole vault, Cal Poly’s John Prader and Kyle Inks finished out of the top 12 and a berth in the NCAA Championships. Prader cleared 16 feet, 83⁄4 inches to finish 22nd out of the 48-man field while Inks tied for 32nd at 16-23⁄4.In the men’s 200 preliminaries, Cal Poly’s Taylor Herrera was 35th in 21.55 and didn’t advance to today’s finals.

Cuesta athletes of the month

Matt Anderson and Nicole Worden were named the Cuesta College athletes of the month for June.

Anderson, a sophomore outfielder for the Cougars’ baseball team, was an all-Western State Conference first-team selection and the conference’s Gold Glove winner.

The Righetti High grad finished the year hitting .302, leading Cuesta in runs scored (38), triples (three) and RBI (36), while finishing second in home runs (seven).

Meanwhile, Worden, a pole vaulter in track and field, was an all-state sophomore, qualifying for the California Community College Athletic Association championships in the event. Worden placed second at the state meet with a clearance of 10-5.

Triathlon in Morro Bay

ECOSLO, in partnership with All-Out Events, is hosting an Olympic-distance triathlon consisting of a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40K road biking course and a 10K run, at 8 a.m. June 6 in Morro Bay.

Those not interested in swimming are offered a kayaking option. The event goes up U.S. Highway 1 and through San Luis Obispo Valley before concluding with a run on the beach.

For more information, visit or call 748-1478.