Cal Wins Six Events at Sacramento State Nike Elite Meet

March 29, 2008

SACRAMENTO - The California track and field team won six events and earned 12 NCAA regional qualifiers at the Sacramento State Elite meet today at Hornet Stadium. The event winners who regionally qualified were junior Martin Maric (discus), freshman Cherrelle Garrett (100 meters), sophomore Kimyon Broom (100-meter hurdles), junior Jake Hanson (400-meter hurdles), junior Mackenzie Pierce (800 meters) and the women's 4x100-meter relay consisting of Broom, Garrett, junior Kandi Bonty and freshman Kayla Dixon.

Another regional qualifier for Cal was freshman Allison Stokke in the pole vault. Stokke, who set the indoor and freshman records earlier during the indoor season, broke the all-time school record in the pole vault with a mark of 13-3.50 (4.05m). She placed second in the event. The previous mark was 13.2.50 set by Maria Lopez in 2001. Fellow pole vaulter junior Katie Morgan also regionally qualified with her fourth-place mark of 12-11.50 (3.95m).

Broom, who clocked in at 13.56 in the 100-meter hurdles, moves up to second on Cal's all-time list in that category. Garrett's time of 11.66 in the 100 meters was the third best in Cal history. The women's 4x100 relay turned in Cal's sixth best all-time mark in that category with a time of 45.55.

Maric's mark of 193-00 (58.83m) in the discus was the eighth-best score on Cal's all-time charts. Also in the discus, senior Craig Kent regionally qualified with his third-place mark of 173-05 (52.87m). Kent previously regionally qualified in the shot put at last weekend's Hornet Invitational.

One of Cal's Olympic hopefuls, senior Ed Wright also qualified for the NCAA regionals with his mark of 7-0.50 (2.15m) in the high jump, placing fourth.

Sophomore Ryan Young also found his way on Cal's all-time list for javelin. Young placed sixth in today's event, posting a mark of 206-03 (62.86m), good enough for Cal's eighth-best mark all time.

Cal also got two regional qualifiers in the 110-meter hurdles as senior Thomas Mack and junior Jordan Paul each qualified. Mack clocked in at 13.83 to take second with Paul right behind him in third at 14.25.

Cal next hosts its first meet of the season April 2-3 for the Cal Multis Event at Edwards Stadium. The multis will be one of three meets the Bears will participate in next week. They will also compete in the Texas Relays from April 3-5 in Austin, Texas, and the Stanford Invitational from April 4-5.

California Results
Women's 100-Meter Dash

1. Cherrelle Garrett 11.66, 10. Kayla Dixon 12.30, 15. Lollie Onipede 12.78

Women's 200 Meters
3. Kandi Bonty 24.48, 7. Kayla Dixon 24.98, 10. Hayley Huxtable 25.08

Women's 400 Meters
6. Hayley Huxtable 57.58

Women's 800 Meters
1. Mackenzie Pierce 2:05.82

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles
1. Kimyon Broom 13.56, 9. Dantia Hudson 14.58

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles
2. Evelyn Smith 1:01.37, 3. Natalya Beneby 1:02.04, 5. Shannon Forbes 1:03.25

Women's 4x100-Meter Relay
1. Kandi Bonty, Kimyon Broom, Kayla Dixon, Cherrelle Garrett 45.55

Women's 4x400-Meter Relay
3. Natalya Beneby, Kandi Bonty, Hayley Huxtable, Mackenzie Pierce 3:48.61

Women's High Jump
2. Kristen Meister 1.70m (5-7.00)

Women's Pole Vault
2. Allison Stokke 4.05m (13-3.50), 4. Katie Morgan 3.95m (12-11.50), 10. Cyrena Giordano 3.65m (11-11.75), 10. Theresa Raub 3.65m (11-11.75), 20. Taylor Franklin 3.50m (11-5.75), 22. Kerry Boyle 3.35m (10-11.75)

Women's Long Jump
6. Lollie Onipede 5.44m (17-10.25), 8. Mercedes Marchbanks 5.31m (17-05.25), 17. Artensia Young 4.81m (15-9.50)

Women's Triple Jump
3. Artensia Young 12.05m (39-6.50), 10. Mercedes Marchbanks 11.35m (37-3.00)

Women's Hammer
6. Kiely Smith 48.51m (159-02)

Men's 100 Meters
8. Kellan Patterson 10.77, 12. Nick Porter 10.98, 14. Jordan Paul 11.13

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
2. Thomas Mack 13.83, 3. Jordan Paul 14.25

Men's 200 Meters
9. Michael Bradley 22.05, 10. Keagan Wethington 22.11, 14. Kellan Patterson 22.21, 16. 22.24 Tojsh Kennedy, 19. Nick Porter 22.55

Men's 400 Meters
6. Tojsh Kennedy 48.88, 8. Keagan Wethington 49.22

Men's 800 Meters
5. Sean Carey 1:53.77

Men's 1500 Meters
2. Steve Sodaro (unattached) 3:52.90, 4. Nick Palladino 3:56.22, 11. Alejandro Bautista 4:03.30

Men's 3000-Meter Steeplechase
4. Matt H. Miller 9:52.64, 5. Peter Deptula 9:53.83, 6. Patrick Lynch 9:54.26

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
1. Jake Hanson 51.63

Men's 4x100-Meter Relay
2. Steven Conrad, Jake Hanson, Thomas Mack, Kellan Patterson 41.23

Men's 4x400-Meter Relay
2. Sean Carey, Jake Hanson, Tojsh Kennedy, Jonathan Suddaby 3:13.21

Men's High Jump
4. Ed Wright 2.15m (7-00.50)

Men's Triple Jump
4. Christian Green 13.64m (44-9.00)

Men's Shot Put
2. Patrick Kowalsky 16.14m (52-11.50), 3. Craig Kent 16.08m (52-9.25)

Men's Discus
1. Martin Maric 58.83m (193-00), 3. Craig Kent 52.87m (173-05), 13. Patrick Kowalsky 44.54m (146-01), 18. Miles Palacios 40.91m (134-03), 21. Kyle Mills-Bunje 34.37m (112-09)

Men's Hammer
6. Miles Palacios 54.76m (179-08)

Men's Javelin
6. Ryan Young 62.86m (206-03), 13. Colin Kennedy 53.03m (174-00)

Men's Long Jump
5. Ed Wright 6.90m (22-7.75), 14. Christian Green 5.81m (19-0.75)

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