Cuesta College track and field standout Aaron Cheek and softball player Demi Danell were selected as the school’s athletes of the month for March.
Cheek overcame a hamstring injury to finish second at the CCCAA regional multi-event championships, scoring a season-high 6,189 points in the decathlon to qualify for the CCCAA state championships in May.
Cheek posted season-best marks in the long jump (20 feet, 4.5 inches), 100 meters (11.56 seconds), 400 (51.99) and javelin (175-6).
The Western State Conference prelims are scheduled for April 21.
Meanwhile, Danell, a sophomore pitcher, has set several school records this season, including career shutouts (11), wins (33) and strikeouts (290). She owns a 13-7 record with a 2.29 ERA in 123 1/3 innings this season.
Danell also has helped her own cause offensively, batting .392 and leading the team in doubles (11) and RBI (30).
The Cougars are 18-14-1 overall and 12-5 in the Western State Conference with six regular season games remaining.