Illes Notches A Hat Trick, Rogers Takes Fifth In Hammer
TOKYO – Camryn Rogers finished fifth in the hammer, and six Bears were in women's water polo quarterfinal action Monday night and Tuesday morning (Pacific Time) in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Bears have earned 12 total medals thus far (four gold, four silver, and four bronze).
Women's Track & Field
It was an impressive Olympics debut in the hammer for Rogers (Canada), the two-time reigning NCAA champion. Rogers placed fifth in the final, posting a score of 74.35 (243-9), which was the second-best throw of her career. Earlier in the Games, she secured a mark of 73.97M on her first and only attempt in the qualifying round to advance to the final.
Women's Water Polo
In the first of three quarterfinal contests featuring Cal athletes, Team USA defeated Canada (Emma Wright, Kindred Paul, Kelly McKee), 16-5. Wright scored one of the Canadian's five goals, while Paul and McKee each registered three shots. Roser Tarrago helped Spain advance to the semifinals with an 11-7 win over China. Tarrago scored a goal on one of her five shots taken. Finally, two Bears squared off against each other when Anna Illes and Hungary beat Kitty Lynn Joustra and The Netherlands, 14-11. Illes propelled her team to victory with three goals, while Joustra notched one herself in the close back-and-forth battle. Tarrago and Spain will face Illes and Hungary in the semifinals on Thursday at 3:50 a.m. PT.
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