Cuesta College

College Roundup: Cuesta has strong showings at conference cross country meets

The Cuesta College cross country team had a historic showing at the Western State Conference final meet in Crescenta Valley Park on Tuesday in Glendale.

The men’s team finished in second — their highest- ever finish in the Western State Conference.

Meanwhile, the women’s team finished in third place, pairing with the men’s team to give Cuesta its best combined finish in school history.

Glendale College won both team titles.

Charlie Petrie of Moorpark won the men’s four-man title in a time of 20:18, and Angela Martinez of Glendale won the women’s 5K race in 19:23.

The Cougars finished the men’s race with 59 points, behind Glendale (39) but ahead of Los Angeles Valley (63).

Oscar Peña finished fourth to lead the Cougars.

The women’s team barely edged out Canyons College for third place with 122 points to 124. Glendale won handily with 22 points, and Moorpark was second with 72.

Cuesta’s Kasey Urman led her team with a 13th- place finish.

Cal Poly men's golf team places eighth

Rounds of 70 by Bryan Pierce and 71 by Geoff Gonzalez pushed the Cal Poly men’s golf team up three spots into an eighth-place finish at the Saint Mary’s Invitational at the Bayonet Golf Course in Seaside.

Gonzalez moved up four spots to finish in a seventh-place tie after his 1-under round put him at 2-over 218 for the tournament. Pierce moved from 64th to 34th after finishing with 225 strokes.

Notre Dame’s Tom Usher was the individual winner, carding a 4-under 212.

The Mustangs’ total of 897 was well behind the Fighting Irish, who won with an 861.

Tough volleyball loss for Cuesta

The Cuesta College volleyball team won the first two games of the match in its chance to topple first-place Moorpark but couldn’t find a way to clinch the home win with a deciding third victory.

Moorpark won 21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-10 to stay a perfect 5-0 in the Western State Conference (10-6 overall).

Cuesta (8-8, 2-3), on the other hand, was left with another close loss.

The Cougars had their best chance to win the match in the fourth set, but after tying the score at 14 Moorpark pulled away to force a fifth set.

Cuesta’s Ensley Allmon led all players with 34 assists. Cougars Kristin Urias and Daniella Florant tied for the team lead with 11 kills.