San Luis Obispo High track and field star Abrianna Torres positioned herself for a win in the heptathlon at the Arcadia Invitational, going into today in second place after four events Thursday.
Torres, who recently signed with Colorado, is 58 points back of first place in the 19-competitor field. She ran the 100-meter hurdles in 15.09 seconds and the 200 in 25.99. She cleared 5 feet, 3 3⁄4 inches in the high jump and threw the shot put 33-3.
Harvard-bound Tigers teammate Spencer Lemons is eighth out of 16 boys in the decathlon with 3,038 points (first place has 3,700). Among this better marks were a 20-6 effort in the long jump.
Jessica Belingheri, also competing in the heptathlon along with Torres for the Tigers, was in 18th with 2,038 points.
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The rest of the San Luis Obispo team competed at Righetti. The girls won 96-36 while the boys lost 69-65 to the Warriors.
On the girls side, Mikaylah Williams won the 400 in 1:03.6 and was a part of the winning 1,600 relay team. Christine Hoffmann won the 800 in 2:26 and the 3,200 in 12:26.3. Alex Dalley won the long jump at 15-10 and triple jump at 33-7 for the Tigers.
Max Leage won the 110 and 300 hurdles as well as the triple jump at 40 feet. Seamus Land took the boys 1,600 in 4:42.3 and the 3,200 in 10:10.
BOYS: Atascadero 85, Pioneer Valley 51; GIRLS: Atascadero 73, Pioneer Valley 57
The Greyhounds had a total of six multi-event winners.
Jillian McLenithan won both the 1,600 meters (5 minutes, 55 seconds) and the 3,200 (12:55), while Savannah McCarthy won the 100 hurdles (19.3 seconds) and 300 hurdles (53.8).
Brittany Cason also won two events for the Greyhounds girls, taking first in the 100 (13.2 seconds) and the 200 (28.0).
On the boys side, Matt Toss won the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.1 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 42.9.
Deonte Barnes won the 100 (11.5 seconds) and 200 (23.9), while Marley Miller won the long jump (17 feet, 73⁄4 inches) and triple jump (38-9).
BOYS: Paso Robles 81, St. Joseph 55; GIRLS: St. Joseph 79, Paso Robles 57
Three players helped the Bearcats boys get past the Knights.
Max Blanton won the 100 (11.4 seconds) and 200 (24.0), while Imer Hernandez won the 110 hurdles (16.5) and 300 hurdles (40.3). Zander Souza won the 800 (2:07) and the 1,600 (4:26).
Maddy Cline won the 1,600 (5:04) and the 800 (2:29) on the girls side for Paso Robles.
BOYS: Morro Bay 83, Mission Prep 53; GIRLS: Morro Bay 104, Mission Prep 31
Ryan Wheat and Billy Vedrin logged three wins apiece for the Pirates in a dual meet against the Royals.
Wheat won all of the jumping events for Morro Bay. He cleared 5-4 in the high jump, 18-1 in the long jump and 40-1 in the triple jump.
Vedrin ran the 800 in 2:16.7, the 1,600 in 4:53.3 and was a part of a 1,600 relay team that won in 3:54.4.
Mission Prep’s Andrew DaRosa won the boys shot put with a throw of 45-9 1⁄2 and the discus at 116-11.
The Pirates had three girls win two individual events — Anna Beilfeldt (13-5 in the long jump and 4-4 in the high jump), Rachael Jelstrom (6:00.3 in the 1,600 and 12:52.1 in the 3,200) and Alice Hermann (8 feet in the pole vault and 23-11 in the shot put).
The Royals had one multi-event winner on the girls side in Sydney Rathjens. She won the 100 in 12.9 seconds and the 200 in 27.2.
San Luis Obispo 4, Righetti 0
The Tigers (8-3, 2-3 PAC 7) were hitless before the top of the seventh inning, when they finally broke out to pick up the road win.
Erica Chandler led off the seventh with a single. Samantha Rivas followed with a one-out single, and Brandi Crabtree then doubled in Chandler for the first run. Selene Houlis, who would later score on a wild pitch, doubled in Rivas and Crabtree.
Andrea Reynolds went the distance, striking out five, giving up two hits and no walks for San Luis Obispo.
Righetti’s Megan Hardisty also pitched a complete game, striking out 12 while walking three and hitting one batter.
Buchanan 7, Atascadero 3; Buchanan 8, Atascadero 3
The Greyhounds were swept by the Bears (17-3) of Clovis, who last week were ranked No. 10 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports.
“They’re a top-notch softball program,” Atascadero coach Kara Ferrell said. “They’ve got outstanding hitters all up and down the lineup.”
In the first game, Brigit Godfrey went 3 for 4, and Jessie Hufstetler was 2 for 4 with a double for Atascadero (12-5). Ashlee Reusche was 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI in the second game.
Hufstetler had three RBI on the day, upping her area-leading season total to 33.
Arroyo Grande 16, Pioneer Valley 2
The Eagles (13-1, 8-0 PAC 7) swept all the doubles sets, and the team of Evan Lange and Danny Williams did it by not losing a single game.
Sean Hollister didn’t drop a game in singles for Arroyo Grande.
Atascadero 10, Paso Robles 8
The Bearcats’ top singles player, Cooper Austin, bounced back after losing 6-1 to the Greyhounds’ Devin Barber, winning 6-2, 6-0.
Garrett Nelson won both sets he played for the Bearcats (2-8, 2-7 PAC 7), 6-4, 6-3.
Ricky Lloyd and Paul Cleland lost their opening set 6-0 and then won 6-3, 6-2 for Paso Robles.
San Luis Obispo 3, Paso Robles 0
Angel Guevara collected six kills and 11 digs for the Bearcats (2-6, 0-4 PAC 7) in the 25-20, 25-17, 27-25 loss to the Tigers.
Richard Curl had three kills and four blocks, while teammate Ruan De Nysschen got 11 assists.
Morro Bay 3, Santa Maria 0
The Pirates won 25-14, 25-19, 25-23 en route to their second Los Padres League win of the season.
Edward Griley led Morro Bay with eight kills. Marcus Zorovich had six kills and 12 assists, while Taylor Sutliff tallied six kills.
Noah Galicia also had five kills for Morro Bay (8-8, 2-1 LPL).
Righetti 3, Arroyo Grande 0
Derek Johnson tallied 15 kills, and Danny Meritt got nine kills in a 25-20, 25-21, 25-17 loss for the Eagles (5-2, 3-1 PAC 7).
Kevin Glass picked up 35 assists for Arroyo Grande.
Arroyo Grande 396, Righetti 398, San Luis Obispo 421, Atascadero 423, St. Joseph 440, Paso Robles 475
Medalist Doug Merrin helped his Eagles to a two-stroke victory over the Warriors in the PAC 7 Tournament at San Luis Obispo Country Club.
On the par-72 course, Merrin shot a 1-over 73.
Three other players shot under 80 for Arroyo Grande, including Mitch Martin (77), Fredrik Stenson (79) and Josh Schneider (79).
Adam Zakaria topped the Tigers with a 77, Randy Armas led Atascadero at 7,9 and Albert Mendoza had a team-best 88 for Paso Robles.