Distance runner Harleen Pabla and discus thrower Melissa Garcia scored victories to lead the Modesto Junior College women’s track and field team to a second-place finish at the De Anza Open on Saturday in Cupertino.
Pabla won the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 22.48 seconds, and Garcia won with a toss of 121 feet 2 inches.
Pabla and Sarah Mayfield, who finished third in the 800, combined with Nicole Hobby and Alexis Bautista for a second-place finish in the 1,600 relay in 4:08.43.
The Pirates return to action next Saturday at the Kim Duyst Invitational at Cal State Stanislaus.
Cal State Stanislaus track and field – Kyrah Vaughn (1,500), Lindsay McKee (hammer), Krystal Alnas (discus) and Gary Randolph (shot put) each won events at the Stanislaus Open at Al Brenda Track at Warriors Stadium.
Vaughn finished in 4:52.52, 1.31 seconds ahead of American River’s Kandace Compton. McKee had a toss of 174-11, 6 feet 8 inches ahead of Alnas, who won the discus in 122-6. Randolph’s winning shot was 54-10.75.
Cal State Stanislaus baseball – Michael Chavarria went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, but that was hardly enough as the Warriors got thumped by Cal State Dominguez Hills 15-7 in Carson.
The Toros pounded 14 hits and totaled 14 runs over the third, fourth and fifth innings.
Stanislaus, which also got a solo homer from Nick Molina, fell to 6-10 overall and 1-5 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Dominguez Hills improved to 8-7, 3-4.
The teams play today at 11 a.m.
The Warriors then will be off until March 13, when they play at Cal State Monterey Bay. Stanislaus’ next home game is March 14, a doubleheader against the Otters (12-4, 8-0) starting at 1 p.m.
Cal State Stanislaus softball – The Warriors dropped a doubleheader to Dominguez Hills 9-5 and 5-3 in Carson.
Holly Mooring went 2 for 3 with a two-run homer in the opener, when Stanislaus (7-10, 3-8 CCAA) gave up eight runs in the fifth inning. Deenah San Luis had three hits and Mooring two more in the nightcap, but after Kailene Begonia singled home Alexis McMahon with the tying run in the top of the seventh, Dominguez Hills (6-9, 4-4) won it in the eighth on a two-run, walkoff homer by Jasmine Ruiz.
The Warriors return to action Wednesday with a doubleheader at home against Academy of Art starting at 4 p.m.
Modesto JC baseball – The Pirates (5-5-1), who last played Feb. 21, return to action Tuesday when they host American River at 2:30 p.m. Robert Steves leads MJC with a .364 average, and Spencer Thomas is hitting .341.