Bears Return To Stanford For Massive Meet
BERKELEY – As the outdoor season ramps up, California track & field hopes to build upon its momentum from the past month's stellar performances. Ranked No. 18 on the men's side and No. 20 on the women's side by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the Golden Bears are looking to go down as one of the most well-rounded squads that the program has fielded in years. This week, they will compete in their biggest meet of the season to date, traveling to Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field for the Stanford Invitational on April 1-2. The first event will begin at 10:00 a.m. PT on Friday and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
At the meet, Cal will face athletes from Academy of Art, Air Force, Alabama, American River, Arizona State (No. 7 men), Arkansas (No. 10 women), Boise State, Brighton Phoenix, Butte, BYU (No. 17 men), Cal St. Fullerton, Cal Poly, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Monterey Bay, Cambridge, Chabot, Chuo, College of the Redwoods, College of San Mateo, Colorado, Colorado Mines, Colorado Springs, Colorado State, Diablo Valley, Dominican (Calif.), Fresno, Gonzaga, Guelph, Hartnell, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Laney, Liberty, Loras, Loyola Marymount, Merritt, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Monterey Peninsula, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Pomona-Pitzer, Portland, Rutgers, Sacramento State, Saint Louis, San Diego State, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Simon Fraser, South Dakota, Southern Utah, St. Mary's, Stanford, Syracuse, Tulsa, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, USC (No. 4 men, No. 9 women), Utah, Utah State, Washington State, Western Oregon, Westmont and Wisconsin.
At last week's Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Cal's men took second place with a total of 159 points, while the women finished third with 111 points. Freshman Mykolas Alekna led the discus throw with an astonishing 66.70m (218-10), which set a new World U20 record in addition to a Lithuanian U23 record, NCAA freshman record, school record, facility record and meet record. He currently leads the NCAA this season and ranks third all-time in NCAA-sanctioned meets. Classmate Amelia Flynt made her own stamp on the Cal record books with a shot put mark of 16.53m (54-2.75), second in Cal history and a program freshman record.
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For fans who can't make it out to Stanford this weekend, the meet will be livestreamed on FloTrack.
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