Cal Poly Pomona runner earns weekly CCAA honor

Senior Calene Morris of Cal Poly Pomona has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Track Athlete of the Week for her showing at the Occidental College Distance Carnival.

The Torrance, Calif. native set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run finishing 11th out of 156 runners with a time of 17:03.53, earning an NCAA provisional mark. She moves into fourth of Cal Poly Pomona’s All-Time list in the event.

Morris has set two personal records already this season with the other one coming at the Rossi Relays back in February when she ran the 3,000-meter run in 10:10.41.

The Broncos return to the track this weekend as they compete at the University of the Redlands Invite.

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Cal State San Bernardino’s Jessica Brown earns weekly honor

Junior Jessica Brown played a pivotal role in Cal State San Bernardino taking three of four games from No. 16 UC San Diego last weekend. So it was only fitting she has been honored as this week’s CCAA Player of the Week.

Brown, a graduate of Alta Loma High School and Citrus College, hit a towering three-run, walk-off home run in the Coyotes’  4-1 win over the Tritons in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. In the opener, she had a solo home run.

On the weekend, she went 7-for-14 at the plate against UCSD, with two doubles along with her homers.  She was intentionally walked twice in the fourth and final game of the series, eventually won by the Coyotes 4-3 in nine innings.

CSUSB (9-5 overall and 4-2 in the CCAA) play host to Cal State Monterey Bay this weekend in another key CCAA four-game series.

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Trevor Baker of Redlands wins weekly SCIAC honor

Sophomore guard Trevor Baker of the University of Redlands has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week for Jan. 24-28.

Baker went off for 76 points in three games for 25.3 points per game, as the Bulldogs defeated Occidental (77-74) and Caltech (89-64) while narrowly losing to Cal Lutheran (82-85).

Against the Kingsmen, Baker singlehandedly put Redlands back in the game after it faced a 25-point deficit. He scored 31 of his game-high 33 points in the second half.

Against Occidental, the Bulldogs trailed by 10 with seven minutes to go, before Baker scored six critical, late-game points. Finally, Baker added a 31-point performance, including six threes, in the team’s solid win over Caltech to close out an incredible week.

Overall, he shot 60 percent, highlighted by a 61.9 percent from long range.  He was also 15-for-17 from the free-throw line.

Baker also added 19 rebounds, three assists, and four steals.


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