ARCADIA – Santa Ynez senior Sarah Perkins won the open section of the women's shot put Saturday morning and finished 13th in the invitational section Saturday night.

Her best throw in both competitions was 41 feet, 1.5 inches. The invitational section is the highest section for events at this prestigious meet at Arcadia High School, which consistently draws some of the best high school talent in the nation.

Arroyo Grande won the seeded section of the men's 4 x 1,600 relay in 18:03. Cooper Limon led off for the Eagles, Jonathan Munoz ran second, Carter Campbell ran the third leg and Luis Jazo anchored. 

Lompoc senior Shemar Savage finished sixth in 10.79 seconds in the seeded section of the men's 100 meters.

St. Joseph junior Joseph Domingues Jr. finished second in his afternoon 800 heat in a personal best 1:55.52. He finished fifth overall in the daytime section.

Righetti freshman Rayann Booker ran in two sprints in the daytime  section Saturday, finishing in 12.41 in the women's 100 and a personal best 25.14 in the 200. She finished 16th overall in a daytime field of 39 in the 100 and 14th in a field of more than 90 in the 200.

Savage's schoolmate, fellow Lompoc senior Casidy Cunningham, jumped a consistent triple jump series, with her best being a season best 36 feet, 7.5 inches. Her other two jumps were 36-6 and 36-7. Cunningham's place was unavailable.

Santa Ynez senior Emily Donahue finished 25th in a field of 51 runners in the girls rated 3,200 in 11:06.22 late Friday night. Santa Ynez coach Ashley Coelho texted that Donahue, leading the entire way, was tripped with about 600 meters left then got up and finished the race.

Several Arroyo Grande athletes competed at this meet. Besides the men's 4 x 1,600 relay squad, Amber Martin finished ninth in the women's discus at 124-0.50, Spencer Eley was also ninth, in the men's pole vault at 14-1.

Vince Ketelaar wound up 12th in the men's high jump at 6-1, Justice Fair was 15th in the men's long jump at 20-0.75, Jazo wound up 20th in 4:23.70 in the men's mile and Hailey Goodell finished 22nd in 2:18.00 in the women's 800.   


Pirates finished 2nd at Atascadero Tournament

Dublin 9, Santa Ynez 4

Santa Ynez advanced to the title game in Atascadero, playing Dublin on Wednesday, April 4.

The Pirates went up 2-0 early, but allowed a nine-spot to Dublin in the fourth inning and couldn't recover, falling 9-4.

Cole Knightley went 2-for-4 in the loss with two RBIs. Junior Casey Hickman also drove in two runs for the Pirates. Knightley doubled.

Santa Ynez entered the week 11-4 on the season and began the second half of Los Padres League play against Nipomo Tuesday with a 7-2 record. 

On the year, Travis Welker is leading the Pirates with a .480 batting average, recording 24 hits in 50 at-bats. 

Welker leads the team with 21 runs on the season. He also has 11 stolen bases in 15 attempts.

Knightley is batting .417 with five doubles, two home runs and a team-high 24 RBIs. Knightley has also scored 15 runs on the year. 

Senior Colin Jamison is second on the team with 15 RBIs. Jamison is batting .304 with a homer and two doubles.

Seniors Ben Moore and Daniel Atchison have been lights out as the top starters for the Pirates.

Atchison is 5-1 on the season and has a 0.88 ERA in 40 innings. He has two complete games on the season and has allowed just five earned runs. 

Moore is 3-0 with one shutout on the season. Moore has a 0.69 ERA on the season, allowing just two earned runs in 20 1/3 innings.

Atchison has 42 strikeouts and issued eight walks. 


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