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Bears Set For NCAA Championships

Jun 8, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. – California track & field will be represented by two throwers as top athletes from across the country take the national stage this week for the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Camryn Rogers is set to compete in the women's hammer throw competition on Thursday, June 10 at 1 p.m. PT and Iffy Joyner is entered in the men's discus throw at 4:35 p.m. PT on Friday, June 11.

The entire four-day meet will be carried by the ESPN networks and the full broadcast schedule can be found here.

Rogers, the defending national champion in the hammer throw after bringing the title to Berkeley in 2019, has the top throw in the country by more than 10 feet so far this season.

The Cal school record holder has a top mark of 73.09 meters (239-9), set at the West Coast Classic, also in Eugene on April 17. She passed the Olympic standard of 72.50 meters with the throw, which currently ranks as the third-best in NCAA history and is 17th in the world so far this year.

Throws coach Mohamad Saatara also has Joyner making his second consecutive appearance at NCAA track & field's premier event after he placed sixth at the NCAA West Regional two weeks ago in College Station, Texas.

Joyner used a clutch third throw to move into the top 12 and secure his spot in Eugene with a mark of 56.91 meters (186-8). He ranks ninth on the Cal all-time list in the event with a personal record of 59.07 meters (193-9).

After finishing in 18th-place to earn honorable mention All-American status at the 2019 NCAA Championships, Joyner steps into the cage seeded 16th at this year's meet.  

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