Nipomo High cross country and track and field standouts Kyra Meko and Gracie Albano will be honored today at the school for their commitment to continue competing in college.
Meko, the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 champion in the girls 1,600, will attend Johns Hopkins University, which has won the past two Division III women’s cross country titles.
Albano, who finished fourth in Division 4 in the 1,600, is headed to Sacramento State.
The two finished one-two in the event at the Los Padres League championship meet, helping the Titans girls win their second consecutive LPL title.
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“These two have been the heart and soul of our girls cross country and track programs,” athletic director Jim Souza said in an email, “and are both accomplished students as well, ranked in the top 10 in their class.”
Mission Prep, Atascadero football all-stars announced
The roster for the San Luis Obispo County football team participating in Saturday’s FCA All-Star Game in Paso Robles was completed Thursday with the announcement of the participants from Atascadero High and Mission Prep.
Nine Royals will play in the fourth annual game between a team from San Luis Obispo County and one from northern Santa Barbara County, led by Tribune County Player of the Year Patrick Laird. Joining Laird is Evan Talbert, Forrest Pottmeyer, Calvin Levisay, Trevor Fernandez, Bailey Hungerford, Matt Swann, Brendan Ikeda and Seth VanMaanen.
Playing for the PAC 7 champion Greyhounds will be Izaiah Cooks, Chase Young, Ryan Lombardi, Louie Thek, Uriel Jimenez, Jake Smith and Alan Hurst.
San Luis Obispo’s Hansen, Milla get pass to tennis round of 16
The San Luis Obispo boys tennis doubles tandem of Mason Hansen and Josh Milla got to bypass Thursday’s round of 32 in the CIF-Southern Section individual tournament when another doubles team defaulted, coach Ken Peet said.
Hansen and Milla will compete in the round of 16 today at Seal Beach Tennis Center, starting at 11:30 a.m.