Martin Maric Captures Discus Regional Title

May 30, 2009

EUGENE, Ore. -

Complete Results

Senior Martin Maric successfully defended his NCAA West Regional championship from 2008 when he took top honors in the discus in the 2009 competition Saturday at Hayward Field on the Oregon campus. Maric captured California's lone regional title, as recorded a season-best throw of 200-11 (61.24m). The Cal men took eighth overall with 31 points and the Cal women finished in seventh with 42 points.

Sophomore Cherrelle Garrett notched a pair of second-place finishes. In the final of 100-meter dash, Garrett crossed the finish line with a time of 11.39. She also ran the final leg of Cal's second-place 4x100-meter relay that clocked a season-best time of 44.67. The men's 4x100 also tallied a season-best time of 40.43 and finished in sixth overall.

Junior Tracey Stewart turned in a personal-best performance in the triple jump, recording a mark of 42-3.50 (12.89m) to place fifth overall.

Seniors Brook Turner and Kandi Bonty each finished in the top 5 in the final of the 400. Turner came in fourth (53.60), while Bonty secured a personal best for the second straight day with her time of 53.70 to take fifth overall. Senior Francis Gadayan took fifth in the 800 (1:50.60).

Senior Inika McPherson, the 2009 Pac-10 High Jump champion, came in fifth in that event with her score of 5-8.50 (1.74m). McPherson tied with two other jumpers for fifth, but came in second in the jump-off for the final automatic qualification spot for NCAAs.

Cal has next week off as it prepares for the NCAA Championships from June 10-13 in Fayetteville, Ark.

California Results
Women's High Jump

5. Inika McPherson 5-8.50 (1.74m)

Women's Triple Jump
5. Tracey Stewart 42-3.50 (12.89m), 10. Artensia Young 41-1.50 (12.53m)

Women's 200 Meters
6. Cherrelle Garrett 23.82

Women's 4x100 Meter Relay
2. Broom, Bonty, Dixon, Garrett 44.67

Women's 4x400 Meter Relay
Bonty, Dixon, Smith, Turner DNS

Women's 400 Meters
4. Brook Turner 53.60, 5. Kandi Bonty 53.70

Women's 100 Meters
2. Cherrelle Garrett 11.39

Men's Discus
1. Martin Maric 200-11 (61.24m)

Men's Pole Vault
23. Ryan Shuler 16-1.25 (4.91m)

Men's 400-meter hurdles
6. Jake Hanson 51.00

Men's 800 Meters
5. Francis Gadayan 1:50.60, 6. Sebastian Sam 1:51.22

Men's 100 Meters
6. Kellan Patterson 10.59, 7. Nick Porter 10.64

Men's 1500 Meters
7. Michael Coe 3:45.77

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
8. Jordan Paul 24.09

Men's 4x100 Meter Relay
6. Patterson, Wethington, Porter, Vereen 40.43

Friday's California Results
Women's Pole Vault

5. Katie Morgan 13-9.75 (4.21m), 6. Allison Stokke 13-1.75 (4.01m), Cyrena Giordano NH

Women's 4x100 Meter Relay
6. Broom, Bonty, Dixon, Garrett 44.87Q

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles
15. Kimyon Broom 13.78

Women's 400 Meters
1. Brook Turner 53.34Q, 6. Kandi Bonty 53.92Q

Women's 100 Meters
5. Cherrelle Garrett 11.46Q

Women's 400-meter hurdles
20. Evelyn Smith 1:07.48

Men's Javelin
20. Ryan Young 195-08 (59.63m)

Men's Shot Put
12. Patrick Kowalsky 54-8.25 (16.67m)

Men's 400-meter hurdles
8. Jake Hanson 51.65Q

Men's 800 Meters
3. Francis Gadayan 1:50.04Q, 7. Sebastian Sam 1:48.82Q, 16. Sean Carey 1:50.67

Men's 100 Meters
6. Nick Porter 10.51Q, 7. Kellan Patterson 10.55Q

Men's 1500 Meters
1. Michael Coe 3:44.35Q, 18. Eric Lee 3:51.29

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
4. Jordan Paul 13.72Q

Men's 4x100 Meter Relay
6. Patterson, Wethington, Porter, Vereen 40.77Q

Men's 5000 Meters
12. Yosef Ghebray 14:19.41, 17. Kari Karlsson 14:25.59

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