Savannah Camacho, who just recently completed her high school career at Templeton, advanced to the finals of the women’s 800-meter run Friday at the USA Junior Track and Field Championships at Indiana University.
The meet is for athletes 19 and under.
Athletes at the U.S. meet are seeking qualifying standards for the IAAF World Junior Championships next month in July.
Camacho had the seventh-fastest overall time Friday in 2 minutes, 10.09 seconds to advance to today’s final. The top qualifying time was 2:08.0 The world junior qualifying standard is 2:09.10, a time Camacho has bettered numerous times in her career.
San Luis Obispo Blues top Top Speed Baseball
Will Cox struck out seven batters over six innings, and the San Luis Obispo Blues overcame an early 2-0 deficit to beat Top Speed Baseball 5-3 in a summer collegiate baseball game at SLO Stadium.
After the Blues (9-4) gave up two runs in the top of the third inning, San Luis Obispo rallied for a 4-2 lead after six innings and cruised from there.
Cox scattered eight hits and did not walk a batter.
Bryan Peters, Matt Shortall and Nick Flair all had two hits in San Luis Obispo’s 10-hit attack. Peters, Shortall and Trey Porter all had doubles for the Blues, and Austin Grisham had three RBI.
Flores, Shordon lead Rattlers to win in NBC qualifying tourney
Marc Flores homered for the third straight game, and Levi Shordon pitched seven strong innings in leading the San Luis Obispo Rattlers to a 4-1 win over the East L.A. Dodgers in the opening round of the NBC World Series qualifying tournament.
Charlie Sharrer also had a home run for the Rattlers (10-4), who never trailed in the game. Sharrer and former Cuesta College catcher Michael Nieporte both had two hits for the Rattlers.
That was plenty of offensive support for Shordon, who struck out nine and allowed four hits and two walks in seven innings.
North County Indians rally for win
Mac Stuart singled home Bryce Gerhardt with the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to cap a stunning comeback for the North County Indians in a 7-6 summer collegiate baseball win over Team San Diego.
Team San Diego scored four runs in the fourth and two in the sixth to grab a 6-0 lead.
The Indians rallied with single runs in the sixth and seventh innings and after scoring two runs in the eight, North County sent the game into extra innings on a two-run Brian Mundell home run.
In the bottom of the 10th, Gerhardt drew a leadoff walk, was sacrificed to second by Tanner Thompson and scored on Stuart’s single.Gerhardt, Thompson and Aaron Ashston all had two hits for the Indians (8-1).
Tyler Kollmann pitched four shutout innings in relief to get the win for North County. Kollmann struck out three, allowed two hits and no walks.