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Campus Canvass

Logan runs down a title at Azusa

Bear River grad takes fifth in the 400 for Cougars
By: Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor
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Anthony Logan knew when he joined the Azusa Pacific track and field team this year that he’d have a chance to compete for a national title. He may not have realized how prominent his role would be in the equation. The Bear River High product finished fifth in the 400 meters at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Edwardsville, Ill. late last month. Logan scored four points for the Cougars as they rolled to the national team title – their 14th as a school. Azusa Pacific’s track and field championships also contributed heavily to the school’s Director’s Cup award, which is given to the top NAIA school based on success in all sports. Logan was the Pioneer Valley League long jump champion as a senior at Bear River in 2005. He spent the past two years at Cuesta College, where he won the Western State Conference championship in both the 200 and the 400. Azusa Pacific Coach Kevin Reid has helped transform Logan into one of the fastest runners in the country. He clocked at 47.28 in the 400 at UCLA in April and ran the 200 in a blazing 21.83 at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships later that month. … Noud caps UCSD career with one more award Bear River High graduate Meaghan Noud was named one of UC San Diego’s Outstanding Senior Student-Athletes at last week’s Athletic’s Recognition Banquet in San Diego. Noud was an all-California Collegiate Athletics Association First-Team selection last season after helping the Tritons finish 25-10 overall and 14-6 in the CCAA. The 6-foot forward averaged 16.9 points per game and shot 34 percent from 3-point range. Noud broke the school record for 3-pointers in a season with 84 treys. UCSD’s Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete awards went to individuals who, “were not only successful on the field of play, but in the classroom and in the community as well,” according to Tritons’ media relations director Mark Oshidari. … Pingree earns all-region honor Del Oro High graduate Alyssa Pingree made quite an impression in her freshman season at Augusta State in Georgia. The catcher started 22 of 30 games and batted .324 for the Jaguars in earning a spot on the all-South Atlantic Region second team. Pingree had two home runs, 10 RBIs and had a .456 slugging percentage for Augusta State. The Jaguars finished the season with a 28-19 overall record. … Nunez, Miraldi shine at CRC Bear River High graduates A.J. Nunez and Matt Miraldi recently wrapped up stellar seasons with the Cosumnes River College baseball team. Nunez, a freshman outfielder, batted .302 – fourth on the team. He belted four home runs and knocked in 37 runs. Nunez also had 11 doubles and his 77 total bases were good for second on the team. Miraldi, a sophomore outfielder who was drafted by the Tamp Bay Rays two years ago, batted .245 for the Rams. He started all 47 games for Cosumnes River, which had its season end at the hands of eventual state champion Sierra.