Track & Field Releases 2022 Schedule
2022 Track & Field Schedule
BERKELEY – California track & field has released their 2022 schedule, a slate of 20 meets that should spark plenty of anticipation in fans throughout the first half of the year.
The Golden Bears will kick off the indoor season on Jan. 22 with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invite in Albuquerque, N.M., before hosting the first of two All Comers meets at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., a week later on Jan. 29.
Their February slate begins with the two-day WSU Invite, hosted by Washington State University in Spokane, Wash., from Feb. 4-5. Following that meet, the squad then splits into two, with some competitors returning to Albuquerque for the Don Kirby Elite Invitational and the others traveling to Seattle for the Husky Classic. On Feb. 19, Cal hosts the second of its two scheduled All Comers meets, followed by a trip back to Seattle for the Pac-12 Invitational, held in place of this year's canceled MPSF Championships.
The regular outdoor season starts on Mar. 5 with the Cal Season Opener at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, one week before the indoor season concludes with the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala., on Mar. 12-13. Next, the Bears will head to Stanford, Calif., for the first of three times to compete in the Cardinal Invitational on Mar. 19, followed by a trip to San Diego for the Aztec Invitational on Mar. 25-26. The team returns to Stanford for the Stanford Invitational on Apr. 2-3, then hosts the Brutus Hamilton Invitational on Apr. 9 in Edwards Stadium. Next, they split into three separate groups and head south to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.), the Bryan Clay Invitational (Azusa, Calif.) and the Long Beach Invitational (Long Beach, Calif.); each of those meets run from Apr. 15-16.
To wrap up the season, the Bears and the Cardinal clash for the 127th Big Meet, hosted this year at Stanford on Apr. 30, followed by a trip to Eugene, Ore., for the Pac-12 Outdoor Championships (May 13-15). Two weeks later, Cal will send their top athletes to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Fayetteville, Ark., which lasts from May 26-28, in hopes of moving on to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, hosted once again this year in Eugene from June 8-11.
Senior thrower Camryn Rogers aims to win her third straight national championship in the hammer throw, while classmate and fellow thrower Iffy Joyner eyes a return to Nationals after earning Second Team All-America honors in the 2021 outdoor season. Sprinter Ezinne Abba, another senior, looks to improve upon her current school records in the 60m dash and the 100m dash this season; meanwhile, classmate Josh Johnson aspires to move from second to first on Cal's all-time outdoor shot put list.