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Camacho wins state 800-meter track title for Hartnell – Monterey Herald

WALNUT — Sofia Camacho earned All-American honors in two events Saturday for Hartnell College, winning the 800 meters and finishing second in the 1,500 at the Junior College State Track and Field Championships at Mt. San Antonio College.

The former North Salinas high distance ace ran 2:17.32 in the 800, about 60 minutes after clocking 4:37.01 in the 1500 to finish second. Camacho tallied 18 points for the Panthers, who finished fourth as a team with 36 points.

Isabella Reimann also earned All-American honors in the hammer for tag team champions Northern California, dropping 154-foot-4 to finish second.

Teammate Isabelle Torres had a point in the 10,000 meters for Hartnell, finishing eighth in 40:25.70, as did Karla Herrera in the 800 (2:23.16).

Isaac Gensel capped off a chapter of his Hartnell career by finishing second in the 1,500 with a personal best 3:54.25. The former Monterey High player also finished second last fall at the state cross country championships.

Esteban Deniz stepped on the podium for Hartnell in the 10,000m, finishing fifth in 31:48.68.

Cheyenne Peebles was an All-American for Monterey Peninsula College in the javelin, as the Coastal Conference champion corked a 120-2 shot to finish third.

Julian Bishop set another personal best in the pole vault, clearing 14-3 1/4 to finish fifth.

College baseball

CSUMB’s season ended at the NCAA Division II West Regionals, as they were edged 12-9 by Azusa Pacific in the title game.

The California Collegiate Athletic League champion Otters, whose 38 wins are the third in school history, had won the first two games of regionals, after defeating Azusa Pacific in Game 2.

But the hosts Cougars came from behind to claim a 6-5 victory in the nightcap on Friday, forcing a third and final game between the two powerhouses.

Jason Ajamian had a streak for the ages, hitting five home runs and making 14 runs in four games for CSUMB. He scored a pair in the Finals, driving in six of the Otters’ nine races.

West Region and CCAA Player of the Year Brady Miguel added two hits and scored a pair, while Kyle Guerra and Nico Hartojo each had two hits, Hartojo notching his second homer of the tournament.