Bears Begin Outdoor Season Saturday
BERKELEY – After a successful indoor season that saw the Bears finish with 32 new entries on their all-time top 10 lists, California track & field commences the bulk of their season on Saturday, March 5 with the Cal Outdoor Opener. The meet, which will also feature San Jose State as well as San Francisco's women, begins at 9:30 a.m. PT at Cal's own Edwards Stadium.
"I think this is one of the best teams that Cal has had in quite some time," said junior Anna Purchase, who currently ranks second all-time among Golden Bear hammer throwers. "We had a huge class of talented freshmen come in this year, and we know that this team is in a place to score a lot of points at the conference championships."
The 2021 outdoor season, crowned by Camryn Rogers' second straight NCAA hammer throw title and new collegiate record, saw the Bears add 12 new entries to their all-time top 10 lists, including another school record by Ezinne Abba in the 100m dash. Iffy Joyner also reached All-American status at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after placing 13th in the discus throw.
As a team, the men placed 9th in the Pac-12 Outdoor Championships last season, while the women placed 10th. With this year's group of freshmen and transfers accounting for 15 of the 32 new Cal indoor top 10 entries, the team looks primed to reach even greater heights in the figurative meat-and-potatoes of their schedule – and, as Purchase said, to take the conference by storm.
"We know what we, as individuals, are capable of," she finished.
2022 Cal Indoor Top 10 Entries
60m Dash: David Foster 6.74 (2nd)
200m Dash: George Monroe 21.49 (6th)
800m Run: Ben Micallef 1:49.07 (2nd); Garrett MacQuiddy 1:51.41 (9th)
Mile Run: Garrett MacQuiddy 4:01.02 (6th)
60m Hurdles: Di'Niko Bates 7.97 (6th)
Long Jump: Mason Mangum 7.58m/24-10.5 (5th)
Shot Put: Josh Johnson 19.93m/65-4.75 (2nd); Jeff Duensing 19.18m/62-11.25 (3rd)
60m Dash: Maisie Stevens 7.51 (tied-6th); Aysha Shaheed 7.56 (tied-9th)
200m Dash: Aysha Shaheed 24.14 (4th); Ezinne Abba 24.18 (5th)
400m Dash: Aly Conyers 55.54 (6th)
3000m Run: Erin Archibeck 9:31.52 (10th)
60m Hurdles: Jazlynn Shearer 8.32 (4th); Jada Hicks 8.46 (5th); Asjah Atkinson 8.58 (7th); Jordyn Grady 8.72 (10th)
Long Jump: Ijeoma Uche 5.96m/19-6.75 (tied-10th)
Pole Vault: Amari Turner 4.02m/13-2.25 (4th); Paige Martin 3.72m/12-2.5 (tied-10th)
Triple Jump: Asha Fletcher 13.03m/42-9 (4th); Felicia Renelus 12.65m/41-5.75 (8th)
Weight Throw: Camryn Rogers 22.73m/74-7 (1st); Rebecca Tomann 18.91m/62-0.5 (6th); Jasmine Blair 17.71m/58-1.25 (10th)
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