Two SFSU athletes in running for heptathlon

San Francisco State heptathletes Kristen Para and Anna Stetkevich are in the top seven midway through the eight-event competition at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Cox Stadium.

Para, a junior from Hollister, is fifth with 2,289 points, while Stetkevich, a freshman from San Jose, is seventh with 2,265 points. Linda Rainwater of UC San Diego is in first place with 2,876 points. Para was 10th in the 100-meter hurdles, third in the high jump, fifth in the shot put and six in the 200 meters. Stetkevich was fifth in the 100 hurdles, eighth in the high jump, eighth in the shot put and second in the 200. The heptathlon resumes today at 9:45 a.m. with the long jump. The CCAA meet runs through Saturday.

GATORS SOFTBALL WASHED OUT:

Rain postponed fourth-seeded San Francisco State’s game against top-seeded and third-ranked Humboldt State in the first round of the CCAA Softball Championships in Arcata. The Gators, who claimed the final playoff spot on the final day of the regular season, trail Humboldt State 5-2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. The game is scheduled to resume today at 9 a.m.

In the first game of the tournament, Cal State Stanislaus beat UC San Diego 6-2.

USF’S BERRY HONORED:

USF senior men’s tennis player Matthew Berry, who posted a 27-7 record at No. 1 singles, was named first-team All-West Coast Conference. The South African won his final 10 matches and 16 of 18.

Dons sophomore Thong Tu, who went 22-11 between No. 2 and No. 3 singles, was named to the second team, while freshman Asaf Cohen (19-2) was honorable mention.

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