Bears Split Squad For West Coast Classic
BERKELEY – California track & field is set for its first full split squad meet of the season this weekend at the West Coast Classic on Saturday, April 17 in Eugene, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona.
The Golden Bears' throwers and distance groups travel to Eugene for competition at Hayward Field, while the sprinters and jumpers go to Tucson for action at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.
Field events start at 12:30 p.m. in Eugene with the men's hammer throw and track competition gets underway with the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at 6 p.m. Action in Tucson starts at 3 p.m. as women's long jump hits the runway and the women's 100-meter hurdles opens competition on the track at 6 p.m.
Live results, full meet schedules and heat sheets for both meets are available on CalBears.com.
The Bears are coming off a strong weekend against USC at Edwards Stadium, collecting four event wins and 22 lifetime bests. The Bears came out on top, 66-60, on the men's side and the women outscored the Trojans, 71-64.
Cal got wins from Camryn Rogers (hammer throw), Moises Medrano (800-meters), Jaden Rosenthal (1,500-meters) and Meredith Corda (1,500-meters).
Rogers, the reigning national champion, took the win in the women's hammer throw by going 71.16 meters (233-5) on her third throw of the morning and passed on her final three attempts in preparation for this weekend's competition at the West Coast Classic.
Medrano ran a new personal record of 1:50.12 to take the victory in the men's 800-meters, finishing just in front of teammate Benjamin Micallef. Rosenthal out leaned the USC runner at the line to take the victory in the men's 1,500-meters with a time of 3:57.82.
It was a California sweep of the top four spots in the women's 1,500-meters, led by Meredith Corda (4:35.55) with the victory and McKenna Brown crossing the line just three tenths behind.