Chaffey’s Turner headed to North Dakota

State University in North Dakota. 


State University is a member of the Dakota Athletic Conference. The Beavers won the Conference in 2005 and 2008.

st team Foothill Conference performer who led Chaffey College to a 27- 7 record and a place in the Southern California Regional Finals in 2009. Nick was one of our team captains and averaged 16.4 ppg/4.4 Rebs/ and a team leading 142 three pointers for the “CHP” in his career.

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Cal Poly pair places at nationals

Senior Tiffany Turner and junior Jonathan Williams of Cal Poly Pomona each took home All-American honors to highlight Cal Poly Pomona’s efforts Saturday at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships, held at Angelo State University.

“Jonathan’s experience at the NCAA was crucial and he got the job done,” Broncos head coach Troy Johnson said. “And Tiffany may be the most determined athlete that I’ve been around. Both of them came through today. They’re among the elite in their events and deserve it.”

Turner (La Crescenta) finished eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:00.55. She holds the school record in the event and became CPP’s first Bronco All-American in that event.

“For me, when I heard my name among the 12 who made it to the finals the other night was big,” Turner said. “I had the 16th best time coming in and knowing I was among the 12 in the finals was a big goal.

“Today, my coach (assistant Tony Reyes) told me don’t count bodies, but to just run and that kept me focused on the moment. It was pretty neat to come off the track and see the smiles on my coaches’ faces.”

“She did what she needed to do,” Johnson said. “I sent her a text message earlier in the day that said fight to be in the top eight and she did. Tony did a great job of preparing her for the race.”

Williams, who was competing in his third NCAA event, earned his first All-American honor by finishing seventh in the 100 meters. The Temecula native earned his honor with a 10.48 effort.

He is the first Bronco to earn an All-American honor in his event since David Gillard in 1972.

“I got out of the blocks well, but I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t finish higher,” Williams said. “I didn’t lift my knees high enough. But to be in my third NCAA and earn my first All-American honor means a lot to me. I’m looking forward to coming back again and going after the 100 and 200 and the relays.”

“Jonathan had as good of a start out of the blocks as he has had,” Johnson said. “There’s so little room for error when you’re going against an elite field. Jonathan improved over a year ago, and he’s determined to come back and win it. He’s competitive and hungry and that’s how you need to be.”

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Tennis event ends college sports year

The college sports year came to an official end on Sunday. The last team in action happened to be the women’s doubles team from Pomona-Pitzer which was wrapping up play at the Division III national tournament in Georgia.

The top-seeded duo of junior Siobhan Finicane and Olivia Muesse of
won their semifinal but dropped the championship match later in the day.

The duo started with a semifinal win over Kristin Cobb and Marta Drane of
Denison in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3 but ended with a loss to the University of Chicago duo of Chrissy Hu and Kendra Higgins 6-1, 6-3.

The Sagehens were defeated by Emory (Ga.) in the team quarterfinal
earlier in the week.

Later in the week we’ll go back and look at some of the moments and the athletes that made the 2008-2009 school year an unforgetable one.

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