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Bears Wrap Up Action At NCAA West Prelims

May 29, 2021

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – California track & field wrapped up a strong weekend of competition at the NCAA West Prelims on Saturday, with student-athletes capping seasons that included school records and Cal all-time top-10 marks at EB Cushing Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M.

The women's 4x100 relay team of Ezinne Abba, Deshae Wise, Maisie Stevens and Sonia Redon has gotten faster as the season has gone on. The women ran a fast race, finishing just one spot out of advancing to Eugene for the NCAA Championships with a time of 44.73 seconds to take 13th-place. The Golden Bears were just eight one hundredths of a second behind the host Aggies, who finished 12th.

Also on the track, Wise finished her senior season in the Blue and Gold by taking 16th-place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.38 seconds. Wise leaves her mark at Cal as the school record holder in the women's 60-meter hurdles indoors and is second all-time on the outdoor list in the 100-meter hurdles.

After breaking the 15-year-old school record held by Antonette Carter with a time of 11.30 seconds in the 100-meters on Thursday, Abba ran to a time of 11.87 seconds in the NCAA quarterfinals of the event. She was a leader for the sprints group all season, as she also tied Carter for the school record in the women's 60-meters indoors with a time of 7.33 seconds.  

Annie Boos capped her double-event weekend with a time of 10:22.12 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The school record holder in the event, Boos finished a strong career as a Golden Bear as she also ran for the cross country squad.  

Hawa Wague started the day for the Bears, clearing a top height of 1.67 meters (5-5.75) in the high jump, wrapping up her first season of competition at Cal. The throws group also finished with Jasmine Blair going 47.68 meters (156-5) and Krissy Smoot posting a best heave of 45.39 meters (148-11) in the discus throw.

Up Next: California moves on to the NCAA Championships June 9-12 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.     

Saturday's Results
High Jump: 37. Hawa Wague, 1.67m/5-5.75
Discus Throw: 37. Jasmine Blair, 47.68m/156-5; 42. Krissy Smoot, 45.39m/148-11
4x100 Relay: 13. California, 44.73
Triple Jump: 34. Asha Fletcher, 12.49m/40-11.75
3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 25. Annie Boos, 10:22.12
100-Meter Hurdles: 16. Deshae Wise, 13.38
100-Meters: 23. Ezinne Abba, 11.87

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