Bears Add More Top Marks, Rogers Breaks Two Records
STANFORD – At the end of Day 1 of the Stanford Invitational, California track & field left Cobb Track and Angell Field with 7 new program top 10 marks and 15 personal records, in addition to facility and meet records set by senior Camryn Rogers in the hammer throw.
Rogers' mark of 74.18m (243-4) was good enough to win the event by a margin of 21 feet, instantly placing her atop the NCAA's season-best list and third in the world after the first throw of her 2022 outdoor campaign. Cal also fielded the second-place winner in the women's hammer throw, as junior Anna Purchase added onto her PR with a toss of 67.77m (222-4) to take further control of Cal's second-best mark all-time.
Senior Ezinne Abba continued her own winning ways in the 100m dash, racing to a time of 11.33 in the prelims and 11.35 in the final to clinch the title for Cal. Close behind her was classmate Maisie Stevens, whose 11.43 in the preliminaries (followed by a 11.52 in the final) was good enough to push her up to fifth in program history. In the men's 1500m invite, sophomore Garrett MacQuiddy blazed to a time of 3:41.62, seventh-fastest in Cal history and the fastest collegiate runner in the field as he finished just 0.54 behind Olympian Ryoma Aoki.
Amari Turner starred once again in the women's pole vault, shattering her personal best to reach a new top height of 4.05m (13-3.5), good for fifth at Cal all-time. Meanwhile, Krissy Smoot placed second in the women's shot put, reaching a distance of 15.47m (50-9.25) to move up to sixth in Cal history; on the track, Jada Hicks claimed a second-place title of her own in the 100m hurdles, good for seventh-fastest in program history with a time of 13.63. Finally, Erin Archibeck made her Cal 5000m debut, racing to the ninth-fastest time in program history with a finish of 16:08.05.
MacQuiddy was not the only Cal man to earn a top finish, as Hakim McMorris leapt 7.58m (24-10.5) for second place and a PR in his 2022 long jump debut, Di'Niko Bates (14.22) took third in the 110m hurdles, Will Sornberger (52.83) finished third in the 400m hurdles and Jake Porter placed third in the discus throw with a personal-best heave of 47.06m (154-4).
110m Hurdles: 3. Di'Niko Bates 14.22 final (PR), 14.38 prelims; 9. Hakim McMorris 14.27 prelims (PR)
100m Dash: 5. David Foster 10.54 final, 10.52 prelims; 8. Christian Catlin 10.74 final, 10.62w prelims; 9. George Monroe 10.76 final, 10.70 prelims; 19. Samir Thota 10.80w prelims
1500m Run (Section 4): 7. Arjun Vadgama 3:55.58; 8. Jaden Rosenthal 4:00.81
High Jump (High Pit): 4. Jai Williams 2.00m/6-6.75
400m Hurdles: 3. Will Sornberger 52.83; 16. Jimmy Dessouki 56.57
Long Jump: 2. Hakim McMorris 7.58m/24-10.5 (PR); 4. Kamau Carlisle 7.37m/24-2.5; 5. Mason Mangum 7.31m/23-11.75
400m Dash: 14. Henry Larkin 48.79; 19. Blaise Carson 49.45 (PR); 25. Josh Keller 50.07
1500m Run: 2. Garrett MacQuiddy 3:41.62 (7th Cal history) (PR)
Discus Throw: 3. Jake Porter 47.06m/154-4 (PR); 5. Charlie Dang 46.05m/151-1 (PR)
Shot Put: 2. Krissy Smoot 15.47m/50-9.25 (6th Cal history) (PR); 10. Shyann Franklin 11.96m/39-3
100m Hurdles: 2. Jada Hicks 13.63 final (7th Cal history) (Cal PR), 13.72 prelims; 9. Jordyn Grady 14.30 prelims
100m Dash: 1. Ezinne Abba 11.35 final, 11.33 prelims; 2. Maisie Stevens 11.52 final, 11.43 prelims (5th Cal history) (PR); 7. Aysha Shaheed 11.89 final, 11.80 prelims; 14. Jahzara Richardson 12.15 prelims (PR)
1500m Run (Section 5): 6. Jessica Nye 4:32.05
1500m Run (Section 4): 6. Claire Yerby 4:27.18 (PR)
Pole Vault: 2. Amari Turner 4.05m/13-3.5 (5th Cal history) (PR); 4. Seanne Chan 3.60m/11-9.75
Long Jump: 5. Asha Fletcher 5.86m/19-2.75; 6. Ijeoma Uche 5.82m/19-1.25 (Cal PR)
High Jump (High Pit): 5. Hawa Wague 1.70m/5-7
Hammer Throw: 1. Camryn Rogers 74.18m/243-4 (Facility Record) (Meet Record); 2. Anna Purchase 67.77m/222-4 (2nd Cal history) (PR); 6. Rebecca Tomann 54.20m/177-10; - Jasmine Blair FOUL
400m Dash: 4. Aly Conyers 55.30 (PR); 7. Ryan Lacefield 56.53 (PR)
5000m Run (Section 2): 9. Erin Archibeck 16:08.05 (9th Cal history)
The Bears will close out the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, April 2, with the first event beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT.