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Bears Notch Eight Program Top-Ten Marks

Feb 11, 2022

Don Kirby Elite Day 1 Results | Husky Classic Day 1 Results

Cal track & field started off their weekend by recording more entries on the program's all-time Top 10 lists, accumulating eight such results in their two meets on Friday afternoon.

At day one of the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico, freshman Aysha Shaheed had her day in the spotlight with her winning time of 24.14 in the unseeded 200m dash. Her performance was the fourth-fastest in Cal history, as well as a personal best. In the seeded 200m race, seniors Ezinne Abba (24.18) also moved up in the Cal record books, moving up to fifth all-time. Freshman Aly Conyers was the Bears' sole competitor in the unseeded 400m dash, finishing third with a personal-best 56.51 to continue her solid rookie campaign.

The women's field events also yielded some impressive results. Junior Jasmine Blair represented Cal in the women's weight throw, posting a toss of 17.71m (58-1.25) to move into ninth all-time in program history. Senior Ijeoma Uche reached a distance of 5.96m (19-6.75) in the women's long jump, tying for 10th all-time at Cal, while freshman Asjah Atkinson followed closely behind at 5.88m (19-3.5) in her collegiate long jump debut.

On the men's side, sophomore George Monroe also put his stamp on the program record book, placing third in the unseeded 200m dash with a time of 21.49 to move to sixth on the team's all-time list, while junior Mason Mangum leaped a personal-best 7.45m (24-5.5) in the long jump to take third place and move up to a tie for ninth in program history.

At the Husky Classic in Seattle, four different runners made their Cal indoor debuts. Senior Erin Archibeck was the Bears' lone runner for the women's 3000m race, finishing fifth with an all-time PR of 9:31.42 that ranks 10th in Cal history. Meanwhile, Cole Sawires Yager led a trio of Cal men's 3000m competitors, finishing with a time of 8:15.41.
 
Don Kirby Elite Invitational (Day 1)
MEN
200m Dash (Unseeded):
3. George Monroe 21.49 (PR) (6th Cal history)
200m Dash (Seeded): 21. Christian Catlin 22.19
Long Jump: 3. Mason Mangum 7.45m/24-5.5 (PR) (T9th Cal history)
Pole Vault: 18. Tyler Burns J4.98m/16-4 (PR); - Skyler Magula NH

WOMEN
200m Dash (Unseeded): 1. Aysha Shaheed 24.14 (PR) (4th Cal history); 9. Jenea Spinks 24.79
Weight Throw: 9. Jasmine Blair 17.71m/58-1.25 (PR) (9th Cal history)
400m Dash (Unseeded): 3. Aly Conyers 56.51 (PR)           
200m Dash (Seeded): 11. Ezinne Abba 24.18 (PR) (5th Cal history); 18. Maisie Stevens 24.59 (PR) 
Long Jump: 9. Ijeoma Uche 5.96m/19-6.75 (Cal PR) (T10th Cal history); 13. Asjah Atkinson 5.88m/19-3.5
 
Husky Classic (Day 1)
MEN
3000m Run: 30. Cole Sawires Yager 8:15.41; 46. Gabriel Abbes 8:22.85; 58. Carrick Denker 8:35.60

WOMEN
3000m Run: 5. Erin Archibeck 9:31.52 (PR) (10th Cal history)

UP NEXT
The Bears will continue their campaigns at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational and the Husky Classic on Saturday morning, with the former commencing at 7:30 a.m. PT and the latter beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
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