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Three Cal Poly athletes win Big West Conference track titles

Nick Woolf, Megan Mooney and Peyton Bilo won individual titles on the opening day of the Big West Track and Field Championships in Long Beach on Friday.

Woolf, a senior, etched his name in the record books when he won the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in 8 minutes, 57.69 seconds. He is only the second runner in conference history to win the event three times.

David Galvez finished second in the race in 9:10.80, and Logan Marshall was fifth in 9:17.00.

Mooney, a redshirt freshman, won the women’s javelin with a mark of 153 feet, 2 inches on her final attempt. The distance is the sixth-best in school history. Jessica Escalante was 14th with a mark of 112-7.

Bilo, a freshman, won the women’s 10,000 in a time of 36:46.78, crossing the line a comfortable 17.45 seconds ahead of the runner-up. Rachel Bush was seventh in 37:50.70, and Jylie Nishisaka was 10th in 38:25.11.

Swarnjit Boyal was second in the men’s 10,000 in 30:28.87, a personal best, and Mickey Giguere was third in 30:34.40. Dimitri Voytilla was seventh in 31:04.06, and Hames Welsh was eighth in 31:31.80.

Maddie MacDonald was fourth in the women’s 3,000 steeplchase in 11:06.38, a personal best.

Nate Vickers was fifth in men’s shot put with a personal-best mark of 55-1.

The men’s team was in first place with 65 points, eight ahead of UC Davis. The women’s team was in sixth place with 29 points.

Competition continues Saturday.