Cal Finishes Strong at Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational

April 11, 2009

LOS ANGELES -

Complete Results

California wrapped up competition at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on Saturday in Los Angeles with a number of strong performances. The Golden Bears earned three new regional qualifiers as junior Kimyon Broom qualified in the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Cyrena Giordano qualified in the women's pole vault and freshman Sebastian Sam qualified in the 800.

'There was a great mix of collegiate athletes and post-collegiate Olympians here,' said director of track and field Tony Sandoval. 'We got tested. Cherrelle (Garrett) ran great in the 100, and she ran well in the 200. We had some season highs and some new PRs. It was a good meet for us.'

In her outdoor debut, Broom clocked a time of 13.52, placing fourth overall, to regionally qualify in the 100-meter hurdles. Giordano came in eighth overall in the pole vault with a mark of 12-07.50 (3.85m). She became the third Cal women's pole vaulter to regionally qualify this season. Sam notched a personal best in the 800 at 1:49.85. He joins senior Francis Gadayan as the Cal men's two regional qualifiers in the 800. Sam's time is also Cal's best 800 time this season thus far.

Garrett ran strong in the 100 and the 200 once again. She took second in the 100 with a time of 11.41, and clocked a time of 23.71 in the 200. Garrett also ran the final leg of the regional-qualifying 4x100-meter relay that came in fifth overall (44.56).

Senior Brook Turner earned a new season high in the 400, recording a time of 54.14. Turner, already a regional qualifier, owns the Cal women's best 400-meter time this season. Turner also ran the final leg of Cal's regional qualifying 4x400-meter relay that took third place (3:40.08).

Cal returns to the Bay Area next week for a showdown with Stanford in the annual Big Meet. This year's meet will be held on the Farm at Stanford.

California Results
Women's 100 Meters

2. Cherrelle Garrett 11.41RQ

Women's 200 Meters
Cherrelle Garrett 23.71RQ

Women's 400 Meters
5. Brook Turner 54.14RQ

Women's 800 Meters
8. Brazile Clark 2:12.94

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles
4. Kimyon Broom 13.52RQ

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles
3. Evelyn Smith 59.89RQ

Women's 4x100-Meter Relay
5. Dixon, Bonty, Lewis, Garrett 44.56RQ

Women's 4x400-Meter Relay
3. Bonty, Dixon, Smith, Turner 3:40.08RQ

Women's Long Jump
8. Jackie Lewis 17-10.75 (5.45m)

Women's Triple Jump
3. Artensia Young 40.095 (12.43m)RQ

Women's Pole Vault
4. Allison Stokke 13-01.75 (4.01m)RQ, 7. Katie Morgan 12-07.50 (3.85m)RQ, 8. Cyrena Giordano 12-07.50 (3.85m)RQ

Women's High Jump
2. Tifani Grimes 5-07.00 (1.70m), 2. Inika McPherson 5-07.00 (1.70m)

Men's 100 Meters
3. Kellan Patterson 10.68, 8. Nick Porter 10.83

Men's 800 Meters
5. Sebastian Sam 1:49.85RQ, 10. Sean Carey 1:51.48, 15. Francis Gadayan 1:53.60

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
5. Jordan Paul 13.96RQ

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
Jake Hanson DNF

Men's 4x400-Meter Relay
4. Kennedy, Sam, Gadayan, Hanson 3:11.56

Men's High Jump
Brian Carmichael NH

Men's Pole Vault
7. Ryan Shuler 16-00.75 (4.90m)

Men's Discus
2. Martin Maric 189-03 (57.68m)RQ

Men's Shot Put
Patrick Kowalsky Foul

Friday's California Results
Women's 100 Meters

16. Robyn Hunte 12.60

Women's 200 Meters
34. Robyn Hunte 26.45

Women's 400 Meters
4. Kayla Dixon 56.16, 10. Kandi Bonty 57.33

Women's 800 Meters
13. Francesca Weems 2:17.39

Women's 100 Meter Hurdles
1. Emani Truluck 14.31

Women's 400 Meter Hurdles
6. Natalya Beneby 61.20, 10. Shannon Forbes 62.74

Women's Long Jump
8. Robyn Hunte 14-6.50 (4.43m)

Women's Triple Jump
7. Mercedes Marchbanks 37-4.50 (11.39m)

Men's 200 Meters
9. Nick Porter 21.97, 13. Kellan Patterson 22.17

Men's 800 Meters
2. Eric Lee 1:51.36, 9. Brad Surh 1:54.26

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
4. Ryan Holmes 14.79

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
8. Ryan Holmes 53.40

Men's Pole Vault
3. Andrew Stevens 16-0.75 (4.90m)

Men's Discus
Patrick Kowalsky DNS

Men's Javelin
1. Ryan Young 250-10 (76.45m)RQ, 2. Martin Maric 218-0 (66.46m)RQ

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