Point Loma High Jumper Sets Record

Point Loma Nazarene high jumper Dan Raatjes set a school record by jumping 7-feet-3 in a nonscoring track and field meet Friday at Pomona Pitzer.

Raatjes, the national leader, has already qualified for NAIA nationals in the high jump.


The University of San Diego's Kevin Herde hit a three-run homer and doubled, and Tony Moeder hit a solo home run to lift the Toreros to a 14-5 victory over San Francisco in a West Coast Conference game. USD (19-25, 12-13) scored seven runs in the eighth inning, breaking open a 6-5 game. Lou Skertich (5-5) was the winner.

USIU's Geoff Martinez hit his fifth homer, a grand slam, but the Gulls lost to Cal Poly Pomona, 9-7, in a nonconference game. The Gulls are 10-34.

Point Loma Nazarene dropped a 6-3 decision to visiting Master's College (20-19) in a Golden State Athletic Conference game at Point Loma (14-24). Ron Caton had four singles for PLNC.


San Diego State's Sara Ahern picked up the victory, 3-1, in the second game of the Aztecs' doubleheader against visiting Pacific (30-16). SDSU lost the first game, 7-1.

Kathy Fogg drove in two runs and went two for three for UC San Diego in the second game of a doubleheader against visiting La Verne. UCSD won the second game, 3-2, after dropping the first, 1-0. Both teams are 18-13.


After the first day of the West Coast Conference championships at USD, the defending champion Toreros trail Pepperdine, 54-51. USD's Jose Luis Noriega, top-seeded and sixth-ranked nationally, defeated San Francisco's Josh Winston, 6-0, 6-0.


USD and Pepperdine are tied with 36 points after the first day of the West Coast Conference Championships at St. Mary's. USD advanced all its singles players. The Toreras' Laura Minnisto and Tonya Fuller dropped just one game between them in their straight set victories.


UCSD made short work of visiting Santa Clara, 15-4, 15-6, 15-8, in a Pacific Coast Conference game. The Tritons (7-16, 7-0) haven't lost a conference match in two years. Nate Brown had 11 kills for UCSD. Santa Clara is 9-12, 4-3.


The San Diego Nomads defeated the Portland Timbers, 3-2, in double overtime penalty kicks in Portland. After playing to a 2-2 tie after regulation and two overtimes, Antoine Nistl made the save. Former UCSD player Craig Hyde got the winning kick.

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