Bears Win Four Events at Payton Jordan Invitational

May 2, 2009

STANFORD -

Complete Results

The California track and field team gained two more regional qualifiers and won four events at the Payton Jordan Invitational Saturday at Cobb Track & Angell Field on the Stanford campus. Sophomore Kari Karlsson and junior Tracey Stewart were the regional qualifiers, in the 5000 and the triple jump, respectively. The Cal women also secured the top three spots in the women's pole vault.

'We had some bright spots, but there were some disappointments, as well,' said director of track and field Tony Sandoval. 'Kari PRed in the 5000, Martin (Maric) and Shane (Vereen) did very well. Kimyon (Broom) won the 100-meter hurdles fairly easily. Tracey (Stewart) looks like she's getting on track in the triple jump. Ryan (Shuler) is starting to put it together with the pole vault. Our half-milers ran well considering it was a windy out there.'

Karlsson's time of 14:06.61 was also a personal best, while Stewart's mark of 40-6.25 (12.35m) was a season best. Stewart finished in third and Karlsson in 10th. Karlsson wasn't the only Bear to PR on Saturday, as senior Kandi Bonty clocked a personal-best time of 24.23 in the 200.

In the women's pole vault, Cal placed first to third with senior Katie Morgan taking top honors with a mark of 13-3.50 (4.05m). Sophomore Allison Stokke came in second (12-11.50, 3.95m) and sophomore Cyrena Giordano took third (12-7.50, 3.85m).

Cal's school record holder in the 100-meter hurdles, junior Kimyon Broom won that event once again, crossing the finish line at 13.37. Senior Francis Gadayan won the 800 at 1:50.57, with freshman Sebastian Sam coming right behind him in second at 1:50.71. Sophomore Patrick Kowalsky won the men's shot put with a mark of 55-8.25 (16.97m).

Cal heads to Sacramento for the Sacramento Open next Saturday, while the decathletes and the heptathletes will compete in the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships next weekend in Eugene, Ore.

California Results
Women's 100-Meter Hurdles

1. Kimyon Broom 13.37, 3. Dantia Hudson 14.27, 4. Emani Truluck 14.45

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles
2. Evelyn Smith 59.97, 4. Shannon Forbes 62.80

Women's 100 Meters
4. Jackie Lewis 12.20, 5. Robyn Hunte 12.34

Women's 200 Meters
2. Kandi Bonty 24.23

Women's Hammer
4. Linda Oseso 162-04 (49.47m), 5. Kiely Smith 153-08 (46.85m)

Women's Pole Vault
1. Katie Morgan 13-3.50 (4.05m), 2. Allison Stokke 12-11.50 (3.95m), 3. Cyrena Giordano 12-7.50 (3.85m), 6. Veronica Stimson 11-1.75 (3.40m)

Women's Triple Jump
3. Tracey Stewart 40-6.25 (12.35m)RQ, 4. Artensia Young 40-5.50 (12.33m), 5. Mercedes Marchbanks 40-1.25 (12.22m)

Women's Long Jump
5. Kristin Holmes 18-11.25 (5.77m), 6. Jackie Lewis 18-6.50 (5.65m), 9. Robyn Hunte 17-8.75 (5.40m)

Women's Shot Put
3. Linda Oseso 43-1.75 (13.15m)

Women's High Jump
4. Tifani Grimes 5-03.0 (1.60m)

Women's Discus
6. Kendall Morris 139-00 (42.37m)

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
2. Jordan Paul 13.99, 4. Ryan Holmes 14.63, 5. Aaron Burney 14.73, 8. Kyle Mills-Bunje 16.18

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
2. Jake Hanson 51.72

Men's 100 Meters
2. Shane Vereen 10.66, 5. Nick Porter 10.74

Men's 200 Meters
3. Kellan Patterson 21.63

Men's 400 Meters
4. Keagan Wethington 48.91

Men's 800 Meters
1. Francis Gadayan 1:50.57, 2. Sebastian Sam 1:50.71, 5. Sean Carey 1:51.45

Men's 5000 Meters
Michael Coe DNF

Men's 5000 Meters Section 3
10. Kari Karlsson 14:06.61RQ

Men's Pole Vault
2. Ryan Shuler 17-2.75 (5.25m), 5. Andrew Stevens 15-7.0 (4.75m), 7. Kyle Mills-Bunje 14-7.25 (4.45m)

Men's Discus
2. Martin Maric 198-07 (60.52m)

Men's Long Jump
2. Kyle Mills-Bunje 22-6.25 (6.86m)

Men's Shot Put
1. Patrick Kowalsky 55-8.25 (16.97m)

Men's High Jump
3. Brian Carmichael 6-4.75 (1.95m)

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