Broom, Oseso Add to Cal's Win Total at Stanford Invitational

March 27, 2010

STANFORD - Cal picked up a pair of victories on the second day of the Stanford Invitational Saturday - Kimyon Broom in the 110-meter hurdles and Linda Oseso in the hammer throw - to lead the Golden Bears over the weekend. On Friday, Patrick Kowalsky also won the invitational shot put.

Broom captured the 100-meter hurdles by the narrowest of margins, edging USC's Shalina Clarke by one one-hundreth of a second, 13.38 to 13.39. Broom, the two-time defending Pac-10 champion, also beat Clarke by one place at last year's conference meet, winning in a school-record 13.02 to Clarke's runner-up 13.19.

Oseso and Kiely Smith finished 1-2 in the collegiate hammer, with the throwers posting their best marks on the third of four attempts. Oseso edged her teammate 166-4 to 160-11, and both distances were season bests

In the 4x100-meter relay, the quartet of Broom, Kristin Holmes, Kayla Dixon and Cherrelle Garrett took fourth in 45.61, a time that ties for 10th-fastest in Cal history.

Mercedes Marchbanks fouled on four of her six attempts in the triple jump, but among her two legal jumps was a mark of 41-0.50, which not only placed her third in the field but also set a personal best and moved the senior up to seventh Cal's all-time performer list.

Freshman Sofia Oberg finished eighth in a strong 800-meter field, circling the track twice in 2:07.74, the Bears' fastest time in the event in two years.

For the men, freshman Hammed Suleman PR'd in the triple jump with a leap of 49-9.25, finishing fourth. The mark was the best for a Cal athlete in six years, since Bruce Giron and Vincent Ibia both surpassed 52 feet in 2004. Suleman's effort came a day after he long jumped 24-2.25 to place second.

Former Bear Tim Bogdanof won the 110-meter hurdles in an even 14.00, with current Cal hurdlers Aaron Burney (14.56) and Ryan Holmes (14.99) taking fifth and sixth, respectively.

The Golden Bears hit the road next week, with athletes traveling to the Jim Click Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., and the Texas Relays in Austin before returning to Berkeley for the Big Meet vs. Stanford on Saturday, April 10.

Stanford Invitational
Cobb Track and Angell Field, Stanford, CA

Cal Results

200 meters - 18. Tom Blocker 22.23; 20. Nick Porter 22.25

Pole Vault - 2. Connor Landry 17-0.75 (5.20m); 5. Ryan Shuler 16-6.75 (5.05m); 7. Justin Miller 15-7.00 (4.75m); Cameron Kroll NH

Triple Jump (invitational) - 4. Hammed Suleman 49-9.25 (15.17m); 6. Chad Jones 46-11.00 (14.30m)

110-meter hurdles - 5. Aaron Burney 14.56; 6. Ryan Holmes 14.99

Hammer (invitational) - 12. Miles Palacios 174-7 (53.21m)

4x100-meter relay - 4. Kimyon Broom/Kristin Holmes/Kayla Dixon/Cherrelle Garrett 45.61

Hammer (collegiate) - 1. Linda Oseso 166-4 (50.70m); 2. Kiely Smith 160-11 (49.04m)

Triple Jump - 3. Mercedes Marchbanks 41-0.50 (12.51m)

800 meters - 8. Sofia Oberg 2:07.74; 38. Taylor Dutch 2:13.41

200 meters - 4. Cherrelle Garrett 24.32; 9. Alima Kamara 24.58; 16. Kayla Dixon 24.87; 23. JAsmine Joseph 25.17

100-meter hurdles - 1. Kimyon Broom 13.38

Discus (invitational) - 7. Kendall Morris 149-8 (45.63m)

Complete Meet Results