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Bears Finish Up At Pac-12 Invite

Feb 26, 2022

Complete Results

SEATTLE – California track & field closed out day 2 of the Pac-12 Invitational with a trio of top-3 finishes and 14 new personal bests at the University of Washington's Dempsey Indoor on Saturday afternoon, concluding the indoor regular season.

Freshman Di'Niko Bates kicked things off for Cal with a third-place finish in the men's 60m hurdles, racing to a time of 8.08. He was followed onto the podium by senior Felicia Renelus, who leaped 12.60/41-4.25 to take second place in the women's triple jump, and by senior Josh Johnson, who bettered his personal record in the men's shot put with a heave of 19.93m/65-4.75 to take further command of Cal's No. 2 all-time spot.

In the women's 400m dash, freshman Aly Conyers moved up to sixth in program history with her PR of 55.54. Meanwhile, classmate Isaiah Shaw continued his season-long improvement in the men's triple jump, breaking his personal record with a best leap of 14.57m/47-9.75.

Freshman Riley Knott reached a personal-record 4851 points in the heptathlon, aided by his solid pole vault performance of 4.40m/14-5.25 on Saturday after finishing second in the high jump on Friday.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships in two weeks, competitors must possess a time or mark within the Top 16 nationally in their respective events. Qualifiers will be announced next week.
Riley Knott 4851 (PR) (11th)
              -60m Hurdles: 8.65 (8th)
              -Pole Vault: 4.40m/14-5.25 (PR) (7th)
              -1000m Run: 3:08.27 (PR) (12th)
60m Hurdles Final: 3. Di'Niko Bates 8.08
Mile Run: 5. Garrett MacQuiddy 4:01.14; 10. Jaden Rosenthal 4:08.81 (PR); 11. Arjun Vadgama 4:09.34 (PR)
Triple Jump: 5. Isaiah Shaw 14.57/47-9.75 (PR)
400m Dash: 13. Henry Larkin 48.24; 27. Josh Keller 49.83; 30. Alessandro Russo 50.92
800m Run: 10. Ben Micallef 1:52.80
High Jump: T9. Jai Williams 1.93m/6-4
Shot Put: 3. Josh Johnson 19.93m/65-4.75 (2nd Cal history) (PR); 8. Jeff Duensing 18.03m/59-2; 9. Jake Porter 17.69m/58-0.5 (PR); 11. Iffy Joyner 17.62m/57-9.75; 13. Justin Wirtz 17.25m/56-7.25 (PR)
3000m Run: 17. Cole Sawires Yager 8:12.67 (PR); 24. Gabriel Abbes 8:23.80
60m Hurdles Final: 4. Jazlynn Shearer 8.36
Mile Run: 19. Claire Yerby 4:51.06 (PR); 23. Jessica Nye 4:55.64 (PR)
Triple Jump: 2. Felicia Renelus 12.60m/41-4.25
400m Dash: 12. Aly Conyers 55.54 (6th Cal history) (PR); 20. Ryan Lacefield 57.48 (PR)
60m Dash Final: 7. Ezinne Abba 7.43
3000m Run: 31. Meredith Corda 10:08.40
Cal track & field kicks off the outdoor season with the Cal Opener at Edwards Stadium on Saturday, March 5.
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