Presidio Sports

Westmont’s Barnard receives NAIA honor

Westmont’s Joshua Barnard was named the NAIA Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. He is the first Warrior to receive the honor.

Joshua Barnard is Westmont’s first NAIA Men’s National Tennis Player of the Week.

The junior was selected based on his performances from March 31-April 6 and was chosen from a pool of over 25 nominees.

Barnard aided fifth-ranked Westmont (12-5, 7-2 GSAC) to a flawless 3-0 streak with an untarnished 6-0 record in doubles and singles play combined. The Warriors claimed their three matches 8-1, 7-2, and 9-0. more

CBB: Westmont sweeps Arizona Christian

Westmont Baseball extended its winning streak to five games by sweeping Arizona Christian in a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. Westmont took the first game 14-4 and then shut out the Firestorm 9-0 in the seven-inning second game. more

CBB: Westmont sweeps Arizona Christian

Westmont Baseball extended its winning streak to five games by sweeping Arizona Christian in a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. Westmont took the first game 14-4 and then shut out the Firestorm 9-0 in the seven-inning second game. more

Westmont’s Collier honored by NAIA

Westmont freshman Becky Collier of Riverside has been named the NAIA National Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. Collier won the group “B” heptathlon last weekend at the Sam Adams Combined Event Invitational. more

SBART Luncheon: Track teams receive a nice reward from the SBAA

Westmont track coach Russell Smelley had athletes competing all over the place during the weekend.

“We had 44 PRs, four school records and four national qualifiers. That’s good preparation and shows that we’re getting ready for the conference title hunt,” Smelley said. more

BVB: Providence wins third straight

Providence swept Orcutt Academy, 25-21, 25-22, 25-17, in a non-league boys volleyball match on Tuesday night in Santa Maria.

Josh Dillon led the Patriots’ attack with six kills, 1 block and three service aces. Erik Sheets had eight kills and three aces and Jade Granada had seven kills, three aces and a block. Setter James Solum handed out 23 assists

Providence will take a 3-0 record into its next match against Laguna Blanca at Westmont College. more

TRK: Nana Djimou breaks 33-year-old record at Westmont

Two stadium records fell on Saturday at the Westmont Collegiate Classic Track and Field Meet.

Westmont’s Elysia Hodges broke her own stadium record in winning the women’s 400 meter hurdles in a time of 59.68. Hodges’ time was 0.26 seconds faster than the previous stadium she set one year ago (March 30, 2013). Hodges easily beat the NAIA automatically qualifying time of 64.00.

Surpassing a stadium record that had stood for 33 years was Antoinette Nana Djimou of the French National Team. Two dozen combined events athletes from the national team of France are training for two and one-half weeks at Westmont. Nana Djimou put the shot 14.45 meters (47-5), which was 0.04 meters farther than Cal State Bakersfield’s Sharen Hamilton threw in 1981more

CBB: Westmont’s Pollex named GSAC Player of the Week

estmont’s Steven Pollex of Henderson, Nevada has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week. Pollex helped the Warriors win all four games last week by hitting .500 (7 of 14) and producing a 1.214 slugging percentage. more

TRK: SBCC has good day at Easter Relays

The freshman from San Marcos High was clocked in 4:00.94, one of 22 season-best marks by the Vaquero men. He finished second overall by just 0.78 seconds in the nine-team field that included four-year schools Westmont, Bowdoin of Brunswick, Maine, and Nippon Sports Institute of Japan. Heuchert finished fourth in the 800. more

CBB: Westmont sweeps Biola

Starter Russell Harmening gave the Warriors eight scoreless innings while allowing just one hit, as Westmont Baseball (20-12, 11-11 GSAC) won the opening game of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader against Biola (9-28, 5-19) on Saturday by a score of 9-0.

The Warriors also took the second game 3-1, completing a three-game sweep against Biola. Hunter Christianson picked up his second win of the weekend after facing two batters in the sixth inning. Michael Rishwain earned his second save of year. more