Cal Starts Strong at Stanford Invitational
March 27, 2009
The California track and field team opened competition at the Stanford Invitational Friday at Cobb Track & Angell Field and earned seven NCAA Regional qualifiers. The seven qualifiers for the Golden Bears were sophomore Cherrelle Garrett in the 100, senior Brook Turner in the 400, freshman Debra Maier in the 5000, senior Jordan Paul in the 110-meter hurdles, senior Jake Hanson in the 400-meter hurdles, junior Ryan Young in the javelin and junior Yosef Ghebray in the 10,000. Ghebray's time of 28:32.27 was an automatic qualifier.
Garrett's time of 11.73 in the 100 was the best in Friday's prelims, as was Paul's time of 13.79 in the 110-meter hurdles. Paul's time was also just shy of his personal best, which is 13.78. Freshman Brian Carmichael took top honors in the high jump with a mark of 6-8.75 (2.05m).
Turner took third in the 400 with her time of 54.39. Although she was the only regional qualifier in that event, Cal posted strong scores, as senior Kandi Bonty and sophomore Kayla Dixon placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Bonty's time was 54.64 and Dixon's was 55.31.
The Bears continue the Stanford Invitational tomorrow.
Women's 5000 Meters
6. Debra Maier 16:31.41RQ
Women's 10,000 Meters
15. Alison Greggor 34:37.01
Women's Shot Put
11. Linda Oseso 38-8.75 (11.80m)
12. Danielle Hoolko 106-04 (32.42m)
3. Kendall Morris 145-02 (44.25m)
Men's 100 Meters
2. Kellan Patterson 10.65
Men's 1500 Meters
11. Brad Surh 4:02.13
Men's 5000 Meters
19. Kari Karlsson 14:29.45
Men's 10,000 Meters
9. Yosef Ghebray 28:32.27AQ
4. Ryan Young 217-11 (66.42m)RQ
Men's Shot Put
7. Patrick Kowalsky 152-07 (46.51m)
Men's High Jump
1. Brian Carmichael 6-8.75 (2.05m)