Track & Field Prepares To Kick Off Indoor Season
BERKELEY – After a highly successful 2021 campaign that saw a total of 4 school records and 28 Top-10 marks recorded in the Cal history books, Cal track & field is set to begin this year's indoor season on Saturday, Jan. 22 with a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational. The first event is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. PT, while the final event is scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m. PT.
Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Robyne Johnson is more than ready to see what the Bears can do in the 2022 season.
"I'm really excited to see everyone compete after watching them practice for months," she said. "We're expecting to get some top marks recorded this year for the blue & gold. It's going to be fun to see the fruits of our labor."
Cal's collegiate opponents include representatives from Adams State, Arizona State, Azusa Pacific, Cal Poly Pomona, Eastern New Mexico, Grand Canyon, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands, New Mexico State, Pepperdine, San Francisco State, Trinidad State, UC Irvine, UTEP, West Texas A&M and Williams. At the end of the 2021 indoor season, Arizona State's men were ranked No. 5 in the West Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Two of Cal's current record-holders will make their 2022 debuts on Saturday. Senior Ezinne Abba will attempt to better her top time of 7.33 in the 60m dash, while classmate Camryn Rogers aims to surpass her all-time mark of 22.08m (72-5.25) in the weight throw. Competitors Christian Catlin, Josh Johnson, Iffy Joyner, Busola Akinduro, Anna Purchase and Maisie Stevens also hold places on the school's Top-10 list in their respective events.
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