Shaena Robinson named Offensive Player of Year
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
SHAENA ROBINSON — Marshalltown Community College (Marshalltown, IA), 2016 Douglas graduate: Robinson was named National Junior College Athletic Association Region XI Offensive Player of the Year this week. The freshman center fielder led the conference with a .493 batting average for the season, plus she led the conference in on base percentage (.551), slugging percentage (.971), home runs (16) and extra base hits (33). Robinson’s home run total ranks third in school history and her batting average is the second-best mark. “We recruited Shaena knowing that we had a special player coming to our campus.” coach Garland Shirley told the Marshalltown athletics website (mccathletics.com). “She was easily one of the most explosive players on any roster in Division I. It is an honor to see her receive this award knowing that she will work hard to improve on a great start to her career.”
KALI SARGENT — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Sargent earned her eighth win of the season Saturday as the Wolf Pack prevailed in their Mountain West contest at Boise State, 9-1. Sargent went the six-inning distance for her sixth complete game of the season, allowed one earned run and three hits. She had one strikeout and three walks.
KELLY SONNEMANN — Humboldt State University, 2014 Douglas graduate: Sonnemann played catcher in five straight games — she threw out two base runners on stolen base attempts Friday in an 8-4 win over Cal State San Bernardino — to help the Lumberjacks win the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament championship last weekend in Chico, Calif. Humboldt State dropped a 2-1 decision to Chico State on Saturday, but came back to sweep two games in the championship bracket on Sunday 5-3 and 8-0. The Lumberjacks are now making their fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division West Region Tournament as the No. 2 seed this weekend in Chico.
TRACK AND FIELD
SADIE GASTELUM — Chico State University, 2012 Douglas graduate: Gastelum broke through to win the women’s 10,000 meters last Friday night at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in Chico, Calif. Gastelum, who been a runner-up the last two years, pulled away in the final mile and finished in 36:11.37 to win by 47 seconds. She passed five miles in 29:21.99 and ran her sixth mile in 5:33.59. Gastelum has a provisional qualifying time of 34:46.80 for the NCAA Division II nationals, a time she ran in mid-April at the Mt. SAC Relays that ranks No. 3 all-time on the women’s 10,000 list at Chico State.
ANDREW COBOURN — Chico State, 2012 Douglas graduate: Cobourn logged his fastest time for 10,000 meters last Friday night when he ran 31:07.79 to take fourth-place at the CCAA Championships held at Chico State’s University Stadium. Cobourn ran splits of 5:03, 5:01, 5:00, 4:57 (20:01.85 for 4 miles), 5:04 and 4:57.
MARSHALL MCKOWN — Yuba College (Yuba City, Calif.), 2014 Douglas graduate: McKown moved past the prelims and will compete at the NorCal community college finals this weekend at DeAnza College in Cupertino, Calif. He came out of the prelims with the fourth best mark in the hammer throw (159-9) and discus (151-10) and the seventh best mark in the shot put (47-0¼).
NICK MAESTRETTI — Kansas University, 2012 Douglas graduate: Maestretti was announced on Monday as a first-team honoree to the Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Track and Field Team. First-team members have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA. This is the third year Maestretti has received the academic all-conference recognition. The Jayhawks host the Big 12 Outdoor Championship this weekend in Lawrence.
KALEB FOSTER — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Foster helped the Wolf Pack to a 7-5 win at No. 6 Clemson on Sunday when the catcher threw out a runner on an attempted steal of second base to end Clemson’s fourth inning rally. Clemson won two of three games in the series that ended on Monday. Nevada and UNLV meet in a three-game Mountain West series at Peccole Park this weekend. The opener starts tonight at 6 p.m., followed by another 6 p.m. game on Saturday and 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.
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