Thomason Repeats- Four Earn All State

Men Post Best Finish on Record


SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 21, 2016)- Last Week: 2016 Cuesta College Female Athlete of the Year Augusta Thomason (San Diego) capped her two-year undefeated swing through the CCCAA with her second consecutive CCCAA State title. Thomason, who will transfer to Texas A&M, only had to clear 12’ 5.25”, nearly a foot off her CCCAA State Record leap of 13’ 4.25”, to become only the third repeat state title winner at Cuesta. She follows Kathryn Krieger (University of Georgia), who won the 1,500 meters in 1988 and 1989, and fellow Pole Vaulter Kate Almond, who took home the title in 2006 and 2008. Thomason led the women to 14th place with the help of teammates Madeline Ogle (Morro Bay HS) and Miranda Daschian (Atascadero HS). Ogle was the 2016 CCCAA State Runner-Up in the 5,000-meter run and lowered her Cuesta record to 17:30.68, however she dropped out of the 10K, where she also holds the Cuesta mark. Daschian just missed earning all-State (Top 4) honors with a 5th place finish in the 1,500-meters (4:42.44). The women’s team has boasted of, at least, one All State performer every season since 2008.

Men’s Track & Field continued its historic season and added a 9th place finish at the 2016 CCCAA State Track & Field Championships to the program’s 1st Western State Conference title. This is the second straight season the men have reached the Top 10, after finishing a program-best 10th in 2015. Pole Vaulters Joe Reeves (Arroyo Grande HS) and Joe Dreyer (Lafayette) both earned All State (Top 4) honors to lead the team. Reeves was the 2016 CCCAA State Runner-Up with a leap of 16’ 0.5”, while Dreyer fell to 3rd, due to misses at lower heights, despite clearing a career-best 16’ 0.5” to equal Reeves. Dreyer is only the fourth men’s track & field athlete, third pole-vaulter, to twice earn all-State honors. Decathletes Aaron Cheek (Fresno) and Matt Tyler (Livermore) both made a run at a CCCAA State Title in their event. Cheek posted season-best marks in the eight of his ten events to earn 5th place with 6,273 points and break Geoff Bradshaw’s 1989 Cuesta record. Tyler, who qualified, but scratched from the 2015 CCCAA State Meet, was also on pace to break Bradshaw’s mark and challenge for the title, however he failed to score in the javelin and dropped to 7th place with 5,895 points.   On the track, Steepler Sean McDermott (King Beach) was closing in a CCCAA State Title when he fell on the final lap of the Steeplechase. McDermott had to settle for 5th place and his time of 9:26.93 missed a Cuesta record by less than half a second. McDermott also finished 10th in the 5,000-meter run (15:30.06).  

Last Week: No contests, season over.

Notes- Below is a list of Cuesta’s CCCAA State Results.


Pole Vault- Joe Reeves (2nd - All State)

Pole Vault- Joe Dreyer (3rd - All State)

Steeplechase- Sean McDermott (5th)

Decathlon- Aaron Cheek (5th)

Decathlon- Matt Tyler (7th)

5,000m- Sean McDermott (10th)



Pole Vault- Augusta Thomason (1st- State Champion)

5,000m- Miranda Ogle (2nd - All State)

1,500m- Miranda Daschian (5th)

10,000m- Miranda Ogle (Scratch)




Cuesta Athletics-

Cuesta TV Project Announces Spring Schedule

SAN LUIS OBISPO (January 21, 2016)-  The Cuesta TV Project has announced its schedule for spring 2016.  The project, an inter-disciplinary undertaking in its fourth year, will feature six live broadcasts of Cuesta athletic contests and three episodes of the monthly interview show ‘Cuesta Sports Monthly’.   SLOCOE will feature all of the broadcasts on Charter Cable- Channel 2.  Cuesta College content is scheduled to air on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 PM and during the week beginning at 5 PM.   All events shall be posted on YouTube at CuestaHDTV and are scheduled to be streamed live at

Cuesta TV Live Game/Event Schedule (Play-by-Play Randy Scovil)

February 6            Women’s Basketball v. Santa Barbara          5 PM

February 6            Men’s Basketball v. Santa Barbara               7 PM

March 8               Baseball v. Moorpark                                Rained Out

March 15             Book of the Year                                       5 PM

March 29             Baseball v. Pierce                                     2:30

April 14                Softball v. Santa Barbara                            2:30

May 3                  Baseball Playoffs                                       TBD

May 6                  Baseball Playoffs                                       TBD

May 7                  Softball Playoffs                                        TBD

May 10                Athlete of the Year Banquet                        Noon    

May 12              Cuesta Signing Day                                  Noon 

Cuesta Sports Monthly (with Peter Schuler)

February 11          Men’s Basketball/Women’s Basketball

February 23          Baseball/Softball

April 26                Swim/Track                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                  Cuesta Broadcast Communication Professor John Arno, and his students, produces all of the shows and leads the Cuesta TV Project.   SLOCOE Media Operations Specialist Pat Renshaw, Cuesta Computer Science Professor Randy Scovil, Cuesta Marketing Coordinator Ritchie Bermudez and Cuesta’s Peter Schuler round out the project team.  



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