Caires, Cote compete as freshmen |

Caires, Cote compete as freshmen

Staff Reports

Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:


MADISON COTE — University of Pacific (Stockton, Calif.), 2016 Douglas graduate: The freshman was Pacific’s No. 4 runner with a time of 23:59 for 6,000 meters at the NCAA West Regionals on Nov. 11 at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento. Cote was No. 3 for the Tigers and 60th overall on Oct. 28 at the West Coast Conference Championships in San Diego. Her best 6K time of the season was a 23:16 on Oct. 15 at Santa Clara’s Bronco Invitational.


AUBREY CAIRES — Whittier College, 2016 Douglas graduate: Caires played in 25 matches and logged 101 kills to go with 118 points this season for the Poets (5-11 Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Conference, 9-18 overall). The 6-foot freshman turned in her best performance on Oct. 15 with 13 kills in a 3-1 loss against Pomona-Pitzer. She also had 10 kills in a four-set win early in the season against St. John Fisher.


MADELINE LOWE — Sonoma State (Rohnert Park, Calif.), 2016 Douglas graduate: Lowe scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field in 14 minutes on the court to help Sonoma State to a 68-67 win at home Saturday against Cal State Monterey Bay. She converted two layups and one jumper in the first quarter when the Seawolves took a 24-18 lead. On Friday night, Lowe had six points to go with three rebounds and one assist as the Seawolves beat San Francisco State 66-46. Sonoma State visits Chico State for a California Collegiate Athletic Association game on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Another Douglas graduate, Chris Downs (Class of 2011), serves as an assistant on Chico State’s coaching staff.

LEONNA MORTIMER — Lassen College (Susanville, Calif.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Mortimer posted a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds for Lassen in its 68-60 loss against Solano last Friday night at the Solano Showdown in Fairfield, Calif. She also scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, in a 97-64 tournament loss to Shasta.


NICK MAESTRETTI — Kansas University, 2012 Douglas graduate: Maestretti cleared 16-feet, 7-1/4 inches indoors on Dec. 2 to place fifth in the men’s pole vault at the Bob Timmons Challenge inside Anschutz Pavilion in Lawrence, Kan. Maestretti jumped a career best 17-6.63 to take sixth-place back in May at the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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