Kowalsky, Shuler Post NCAA Regional Qualifiers at Hornet Invitational

March 21, 2009

SACRAMENTO - California sophomore Patrick Kowalsky and junior Ryan Shuler posted NCAA outdoor regional qualifying marks in winning the men's shot put and pole vault, respectively, on Saturday at the Hornet Invitational held at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium. Kowalsky notched a qualifying mark of 56-8 (17.27 meters), while Shuler claimed a qualifying mark of 16-6.75 (5.05 meters) to tie the meet record.

Cal sent a small contingent of Golden Bears to Sacramento, not including any of the nine athletes it sent to the recent NCAA Indoor Championships.

The Bears return to action at the UC Multis hosted by UC Davis March 25-26 in Davis, Calif.

Hornet Invitational

California Results

Track Events

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
19. Kyle Mills-Bunje 16.88.

Field Events

Women's Hammer Final
4. Kiely Smith 157-1 (47.87 meters). 5. Linda Oseso 155-8 (47.44).

Women's Javelin Final

7. Danielle Hoolko 120-6 (36.74 meters)

Women's Pole Vault Final
-- Veronica Stimson NH.

Women's Shot Put Final
5. Linda Oseso 42-6 (12.95 meters).

Women's Long Jump Final
14. Tifani Grimes 16-1.75 (4.92 meters).

Men's High Jump Final
7. Brian Carmichael 6-2.75 (1.90 meters).

Men's Pole Vault Final
1. Ryan Shuler 16-6.75 (5.05 meters)*^. 8. Andrew Stevens 14-7.25 (4.45). 10. Kyle Mills-Bunje 14-1.25 (4.30).

Men's Shot Put Final
1. Patrick Kowalsky 56-8 (17.27 meters)*.

* NCAA regional qualifier
^ Ties meet record

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