Here’s a look at how some other local athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:
Tiffany Chan (Nevada Union, ’01); UC-Davis – Chan qualified for the NCAA West Regional women’s gymnastics meet Saturday at the University of Washington as an alternate on the floor exercise. This is the third straight year she has made the meet as either an alternate or as an at-large qualifier. Chan’s regional qualifying score is a 9.805, the 13th-best in the West Region.
Zach Violett (Nevada Union, ’99); University of Alaska-Anchorage – Violett competed in the International Spring Series in Colorado this past week. He finished 14th in the Duathlon, which is a 7.5k classic, a ski change and then a 7.5k freestyle. In the team sprint format March 25, Violett and Kjetil Dammen, one of his teammates at UAA, finished seventh out of 21 teams. The following day, Violett competed in an individual sprint race and finished 30th with a time of 3:01.35. In the 10k freestyle, Violett finished ninth with a time of 28:08.4, slightly more than a minute and a half back from the leader.
TRACK & FIELD
Jessica Lorson (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The freshman took second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.98 in a dual meet win against Sacramento State.
Sara Heidelberger (Nevada Union, ’04); UC Santa Barbara- The freshman took fifth in her race section in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.36 at the Big West Challenge Cup. She was also a member of the fifth-place 1600 meter relay team that finished with a time of 4:09.91.
Chelsea Haverty (Bear River, ’04); UC Santa Barbara – The freshman jumper took ninth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump going 5.15 meters and 11.24 meters, respectively.
Christina Guerland (Bear River, ’03); Yale – The sophomore second baseman went 0-for-6 in doubleheader against St. John’s, but did have eight putouts and four assists. In a doubleheader against Central Connecticut in which Yale won both games, she went 3-for-7, scoring two runs and adding three putouts and two assists. In two losses against Marist, Guerland went 0-for-6 with seven putouts and three assists.
Stephanie Johansen (Nevada Union, ’01); Rutgers – The senior started in center field in two losses, 12-0 and 11-2, to Hofstra. In the two games, Johansen went 2-for-6 with a walk and nine putouts. The Scarlet Knights are winless this season.
Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – Mathis, a third baseman, went a combined 2-for-5 with two RBIs, one putout and three assists, in two wins against Brown. The Gaels went on to lose two games to San Diego 2-1 and 4-2.
Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – The pitcher went five innings for a no decision against Northridge giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits with four walks and two strikeouts. Cal Poly won the game 4-3. The Mustangs are 20-12 overall and 3-0 in the Big West.
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); UCLA – The junior pinch hit, went 0-for-2 and played in centerfield in the Bruins’ 11-0 loss to Arizona. He also pinch hit, going 0-for-1, as a rightfielder in a 12-2 loss to Arizona.
Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Solano Community College – The freshman catcher caught nine innings and went 0-for-3 in a 3-0 loss to Sierra College March 31st and had the same stats in a 7-4 loss to Sierra College April 2nd.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Stacy Hicklin via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 477-4244.
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