GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
FAIETA SUFFERS A TOUGH WEEKEND OF RACING
After sweeping the two season-opening races in the International Motor Sports Assn. GT3 Platinum Cup Challenge series in March, Bob Faieta found races three and four in the series a bit more daunting.
Faieta, a 1984 Glendale High graduate and current Tujunga resident, entered Saturday and Sunday’s Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park leading the points series and in prime position to defend his GT3 championship, but ran into trouble in Saturday’s race.
On lap four, Faieta was forced into the pits due to mechanical difficulties and wasn’t able to return to the race, finishing last in the 34-car field.
But the weekend wasn’t a total loss, as Faieta’s CareLevel Management car was up and running for Sunday’s race and he piloted it to an eighth-place finish after he qualified 28th to start the race.
After finishing second in Saturday’s race, Dino Steiner won the Sunday race to vault into the series points lead.
The next stop for the series and Faieta will June 6-8 at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
VAQUEROS EARN ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Several members of the Glendale Community College women’s tennis squad were named to the All-Western State Conference team following a season that saw the Vaqueros finish 5-8 and 3-7 in conference for fourth place.
Freshman Meldia Hacopian, a Glendale High graduate, and sophomore Sonia Rodriguez earned spots on the second team.
Hacopian advanced to the round of 16 in the conference tournament in early May.
In doubles, Rodriguez and Miyuki Yokozuka were named to the second team. The duo fell in a second-round match in the conference tournament.
FORMER VAQUERO RUNNING BACK TRANSFERS
Ex-Glendale Community College football player Donald Oliver transferred to Chadron State College, an NCAA Division II school in Nebraska.
Oliver rushed for 241 yards in 73 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns last season for the Vaqueros. He caught eight passes for 63 yards.
Glendale college finished 6-4 and 5-2 in the Western State Conference Pacific Division last year.