Day finishes in tie for sixth place at Pan-Am games
Cal Poly senior Sharon Day finished in a tie for sixth place at the Pan American games held in Rio de Janeiro.
Day cleared a height of 1.81 meters (about 5-11 1?4) to tie Juana Arrendel who was representing the Dominican Republic.
Day was the top Team USA finisher in the event, placing four spots up from teammate Inika McPherson who cleared 1.78 meters (about 5-10).
Day hit her top mark this season of 6-02 1?4, placing second, at the USA Track and Field Championships held in Indianapolis in June.
Chicoine named to all star team at championships
Former Cal Poly free safety Kenny Chicoine was one of 13 Team USA members named to the 24-man all star team following the 2007 World Championships of American Football held in Kawasaki, Japan.
Chicoine tallied up six tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery, a blocked field goal and a pass deflection during Team USA’s three games.
Chicoine holds the Cal Poly record for career interceptions (20) and the record for most interception return yards in a game since the team moved to Div. I-AA (119 yards on two interceptions).
Gocong vying for starting position with Eagles
Former Cal Poly defensive end Chris Gocong is looking to get a starting position at outside linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gocong missed last season due to a herniated disk and has, since then, recovered and is participating in preseason training with the team.
Gocong was drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 2006 NFL draft after setting multiple records (since the team moved to Div. I-AA) during his Cal Poly career.
Those records include tackles for loss (70), quarterback sacks (42), yards from tackles for loss (340) and yards from sacks (286).
Mustangs host exhibition game against Golden Bears
The Cal Poly men’s soccer team will square off against California, the defending Pac-10 champions, in an exhibition game scheduled for August 21.
The game will be the first competition, in the recently renovated Spanos Stadium.
The Cal Poly men’s team finished fourth in the Big West last season with at 3-4-2 conference record and 7-8-4 overall record.
The Golden Bears finished last season an overall record of 13-6-1 in a season that included two conference wins over national runner-up UCLA.
California defeated Cal Poly 4-0 in the teams’ last meeting in September of 2001.