Cal Sets Three All-Time Top 10 Marks At Trojan Invitational
LOS ANGELES – Deshae Wise and Josh Johnson both set second-best all-time marks in California outdoor track & field history, leading 17 personal records for the Golden Bears Saturday at the Trojan Invitational at Loker Stadium.
Wise blazed to a new lifetime best and the second-fastest time in Cal history in the women's 100-meter hurdles, crossing the line in 13.36 seconds to finish second behind USC's Jasmine Jones (13.01). Ezinne Abba followed in the women's 100-meters, clocking a new personal record of 11.62 seconds, the fifth-fastest time all-time at Cal.
Johnson made his season debut in the men's shot put and made his presence known, moving up to the second spot on the Cal all-time outdoor list with a top put of 19.88 meters (65'-2.75") to take the win. Freshmen teammates Jeff Duensing (18.15 meters, 59'-6.75") and Jake Porter (16.62 meters, 54'-6.50") both recorded new personal records to finish third and fourth, respectively.
"We're making great progress in several areas as we get going and that's always good to see," Cal director of track & field Robyne Johnson said. "We had standouts in Deshae, Josh and Ezzine along with several other personal records across the team. There's certainly work to still be done, but we're headed in the right direction and we'll keep working."
The Bears got off to a strong start in the morning, taking a win and new personal best in the first event of the day. Krissy Smoot had her best heave in the women's shot put on her last attempt, going 14.14 meters (46'-4.75") to take the top spot.
In the jumps, Kamau Carlisle set a new lifetime best for the second straight meet in the men's long jump, leaping 7.19 meters (23'-7.25") to win the competition. Asha Fletcher followed on the women's side with her own personal record, going 5.89 meters (19'-4") to take third place.
Fletcher continued her strong afternoon in the women's triple jump, reaching 12.50 meters (41'-0.25") for a second personal record of the day and a third-place finish. Abi Rahman-Davies also jumped to a new lifetime best at 12.05 meters (39'-6.50") to take fourth.
Amari Turner and Paige Martin both had strong days in the women's pole vault, setting new personal bests. Turner cleared 3.80 meters (12'-5.50") for a new outdoor best and Martin had a top height of 3.65 meters (11'-11.75") for a new collegiate best and fourth-place finish.
Jai Williams cleared a new top height for the second straight meet in the men's high jump, getting over 2.00 meters (6'-6.75") to take third place.
Up Next: The Bears return to action next weekend, March 26-27 at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego.
Shot Put: 1. Josh Johnson, 19.88m/65-2.75; 3. Jeff Duensing, 18.15m/59-6.75; 4. Jake Porter, 16.62m/54-6.50
Long Jump: 1. Kamau Carlisle, 7.19m/23-7.25; 2. Sanjay Kettels, 6.99m/22-11.25; 3. Jared Geredes, 6.45m/21-2
Pole Vault: 3. Skyler Magula, 4.25m/13-11.25
Triple Jump: 3. Sanjay Kettels, 13.87m/45-6.25
110-Meter Hurdles: 3. Hakim McMorris, 14.45; 4. Riley Hunt, 15.17
400 Meters: 5. Henry Larkin, 48.08; 9. Hakim McMorris, 52.55
100 Meters: 4. Christian Catlin, 10.67; 6. Kyle Johnston, 10.91
200 Meters: 2. Christian Catlin, 21.63; 3. Samir Thota, 21.84; 5. Kamau Carlisle, 22.06; 7. Kyle Johnston, 22.12; 8. George Monroe, 22.24; 9. Henry Larkin, 22.33
Shot Put: 1. Krissy Smoot, 14.14m/46-4.75
Long Jump: 3. Asha Fletcher, 5.89m/19-4; 4. Windy Margerum, 5.79m/19-0; 6. Noelle Schiller, 5.44m/17-10.25
Pole Vault: 2. Amari Turner, 3.80m/12-5.50; 4. Paige Martin, 3.65m/11-11.75
Triple Jump: 3. Asha Fletcher, 12.50m/41-0.25; 4. Abi Rahman-Davies, 12.05m/39-6.50; 5. Windy Margerum, 11.57m/37-11.50
100-Meter Hurdles: 2. Deshae Wise, 13.36; 5. Sonia Redon, 14.44
400 Meters: 8. Adaeze Noble, 57.02; 9. Ryan Lacefield, 58.93
100 Meters: 2. Ezinne Abba, 11.62; 5. Sydney Reid, 12.30
200 Meters: 7. Deshae Wise, 24.37; 11. Maisie Stevens, 25.05; 12. Ryan Lacefield, 25.32; 14. Sara East, 25.81; 17. Sonia Redon, 26.13
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