Morgan Again Breaks School Pole Vault Record at Payton Jordan Cardinal Qualifier

May 4, 2008

STANFORD - Junior Katie Morgan once again set the school record in the women's pole vault today at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Qualifier at Cobb Track & Angell Field on the Stanford campus. Morgan posted a mark of 13-6.25 (4.12m), surpassing her old record-setting mark of 13-5.75. Morgan's first-place finish was one of 11 event victories that California posted.

Junior Artensia Young and sophomore Mercedes Marchbanks each notched NCAA regional-qualifying marks and personal bests in the women's triple jump. Young posted a score of 41-6.00 (12.65m), which is also the fifth best in school history, while Marchbanks recorded a 40-9.75 (12.44m), the eighth-best mark in school history.

Freshman Cherrelle Garrett clocked a regional-qualifying time in the women's 200 meters, earning a time of 23.88, a new personal best and the seventh-best time on Cal's all-time list. Junior Evelyn Smith, already a regional qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles, reached a new PR in that event with a time of 59.73. Both Smith and Garrett also took first in those events.

The Cal men, currently ranked No. 24, also had success in the hurdles, as junior Jordan Paul clocked a new personal best in the 110-meter hurdles as did junior Jake Hanson in the 400-meter hurdles. Both Paul and Hanson had previously set regional-qualifying times in those events. Paul recorded Cal's fifth-best time in school history in the 110-meter hurdles at 13.78. Hanson crossed the finish line in first place in the 400-meter hurdles at 50.77.

Senior pole vaulter Donny Appanaitis, who also has already regionally qualified in that event, improved his personal best to 16-7.50 (5.07m), taking top honors in the event.

The Bears also earned two more regional qualifiers in the 5000 meters as sophomore Yosef Ghebray and freshman Kari Karlsson each posted qualifying times. Karlsson clocked a 14:07.13 and Ghebray crossed the finish line at 14:10.11.

Some of the other event winners on the day were senior Ed Wright in the high jump, junior Martin Maric in the discus and sophomore Ryan Young in the javelin.

Cal will compete in the Pac-10 Mult-Event Championships from Friday, May 9, to Saturday, May 10, in Tempe, Ariz., as well as the 67th Coca-Cola Modesto Relays next Saturday.

California Results
Women's Javelin

3. Danielle Hoolko 119-11 (36.55m), 7. Kristin Holmes 114-08 (34.96m)

Women's Long Jump
7. Tracey Stewart 18-05.00 (5.61m), 9. Tifani Grimes 18-00.50 (5.50m)

Women's Pole Vault
1. Katie Morgan 13-6.25 (4.12m), 2. Allison Stokke 12-2.50 (3.72m), 3. Veronica Stimson 12-2.50 (3.72m), Cyrena Giordano NH, Theresa Raub NH

Women's Triple Jump
1. Artensia Young 41-6.00 (12.65m), 3. Mercedes Marchbanks 40-9.75 (12.44m)

Women's High Jump
2. Kristen Meister 5-7.75 (1.72m), 5. Tifani Grimes 5-3.75 (1.62m), 8. Kristin Holmes 5-1.75 (1.57m)

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles
3. Tifani Grimes 14.68, 7. Kristin Holmes 15.24

Women's 100 Meters
2. Kayla Dixon 11.96

Women's 400 Meters
2. Hayley Huxtable 55.70

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles
1. Evelyn Smith 59.73, 2. Natalya Beneby 61.84, 7. Shannon Forbes 64.33

Women's 200 Meters
1. Cherrelle Garrett 23.88, 2. Kayla Dixon 24.87

Women's 800 Meters Section 1
3. Alysia Johnson 2:05.00

Women's 800 Meters Section 2
1. Mackenzie Pierce 2:07.11

Men's Hammer
5. Miles Palacios 182-03 (55.55m)

Men's Javelin
1. Ryan Young 217-05 (66.27m), 4. Colin Kennedy 187-00 (56.99m)

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

Men's Pole Vault
1. Donny Appanaitis 16-7.50 (5.07m), 6. Grigore Key 14-8.00 (4.47m), Kyle Mills-Bunje NH

Men's Shot Put
3. Patrick Kowalsky 54-6.75 (16.63m)

Men's Discus
1. Martin Maric 192-05 (58.65m)

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

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
3. Jordan Paul 13.78, 9. Kyle Mills-Bunje 16.14

Men's 100 Meters
2. Kellan Patterson 10.62, 4. Michael Bradley 10.74, 6. Nick Porter 10.92

Men's 400 Meters
6. Keagan Wethington 48.73, 11. Jonathan Suddaby 51.70

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
1. Jake Hanson 50.77

Men's 200 Meters
3. Michael Bradley 21.48

Men's 800 Meters Section 3
1. Sean Carey 1:50.81, 3. Andres Perezchica 1:52.32

Men's 1500 Meters
10. Mark Matusak 3:42.69

Men's 3000-meter steeplechase Meters
18. Matthew Miller 9:10.59

Men's 5000 Meters Section 2
15. Kari Karlsson 14:07.13, 16. Yosef Ghebray 14:10.11

Men's 5000 Meters Section 3
9. Chris Chavez 14:17.59

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