Cal State to host fun run on Sunday

The Cal State San Bernardino women’s cross country team will hold a 5K-10K fun run beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday. It is the primary fund-raiser for the program which competes in the fall.

The event typically draws about 300 participants according to Coyotes coach Tom Burleson, who added the biggest challenge is finalizing a date when the event doesn’t conflict with other local events.

The starting line is is off by the school’s soccer fields and the course winds around the campus.

The entry fee of $25 includes a T-shirt. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. on site on race day. Applications are also available on-line through the school’s athletic department web site.

“This is big for us,” Burleson said. “The budget is tough and we’re like everyone, just trying to make it work. This provides most of the money for our operating budget.”

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Cal State players earn softball honors

Cal State San Bernardino claimed both CCAA weekly honors in softball as junior Brianna Godfredson has been named pitcher of the week and junior shortstop Courtney Wilhelms has been named player of the week for their showing in games March 14-21.

Godfredson posted a 4-0 record, 1.56 earned-run average and two complete-games in seven appearances last week to help the Coyotes to a 7-1 record against Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State Stanislaus. In 27 innings, she allowed 24 hits, nine runs (six earned), walked 12 and struck out 13.

Wilhelms batted .536 (15-for-28) with 11 runs scored, a double, five home runs and 17 RBIs while posting a 1.107 slugging percentage and .581 on-base percentage. She posted six multiple-hit and five multiple-RBI games. During a four-game series against Cal State Stanislaus, she batted .600 (9-for-15) with five runs scored and 10 RBIs.

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Cal Poly Pomona women face tough draw

The Cal Poly Pomona women are busily preparing for their first trip to the Elite Eight in nine years. The Broncos (29-4) will face Northwest Missouri State (27-4) in the last of the four quarterfinals at the St. Joseph Civic Arena in St. Jospeh, Mo. on Tuesday.

The game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time.

The Bearcats have all five starters averaging double figures. They have a 6-foot-4 post to go with a 6-footer so they will have a huge size advantage. But they have little on the bench so the Broncos have the edge in depth.

Northwest Missouri is ranked No. 19 and will be making its first trip to the Elite Eight in school history.

The winner of that games advances to the semifinal where it will play the winner of the quarterfinal between No. 1 Arkansas Tech (30-2) and No. 3 Michigan Tech (29-2).

The other half of the draw has Metro State (30-2) playing Shaw (24-11) and Bentley (28-4) facing Clayton State (32-1). Shaw was a No. 8 seed and won its region which tells me that is likely a very weak region or that team is on a serious roll. Probably a little bit of both..

The Broncos will leave on Sunday morning.




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