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Bears Looking To Cap Historic Season At NCAAs

Jun 7, 2022

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EUGENE, OREGON – California track & field will complete its 2022 campaign this week after a long and historic season, sending 13 athletes to compete in this year's iteration of the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The competition will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, from June 8-11; Cal's events are spread out across all four days, with the majority of competition taking place on Days 1 and 2.

On Day 1, the nation's ninth-ranked decathlete, Hakim McMorris, will take to the track for the first time on a collegiate national stage for 5 of 10 events. Sophomore hammer thrower Ivar Moisander and Pac-12 shot put champion Josh Johnson (No. 8 NCAA) will also compete on Wednesday. Moisander is making his national debut this year, while Johnson is competing for the first time in the outdoor iteration of the championships.

Day 2 will once again feature McMorris as he completes the second half of the decathlon, followed by two competitors in the women's hammer: third-ranked Anna Purchase (2nd place Pac-12) and reigning NCAA and Pac-12 Champion Camryn Rogers, who broke her own collegiate record twice this year. Rogers is looking for her third straight national title; Purchase, this season's top-ranked Brit, is aiming to make a splash at her first-ever NCAA Championships appearance. Cal's 4x100m relay squad (Jada Hicks, Jordyn Grady, Maisie Stevens and Aysha Shaheed) will compete in the semifinal on Thursday, while Ezinne Abba, the nation's No. 12-ranked 100m sprinter, will compete later that evening in the 100m dash semifinal. Like McMorris, Moisander and Purchase, all five sprinters are attending their first NCAA Championships, with three of them (Hicks, Grady and Shaheed) being newcomers to the Bears this season.

Cal's only competitors on Day 3 of the championships are discus throwers Mykolas Alekna and Iffy Joyner. Alekna's championship debut follows an extraordinary freshman season in which he set the all-time NCAA record as well as the World 19-year-old record. Joyner (No. 9 NCAA) has reached the NCAA Championships for three straight years, this being his second time as a discus thrower.

Day 4 will feature both the women's 4x100m and 100m finals, should Cal's competitors advance; sophomore Busola Akinduro is also set to compete in the women's triple jump for the Bears' first such entry since 2018. Her massive PR of 13.22mw (43-4.5) was enough to vault her into 12th place at the NCAA West Regionals to fill the final qualifying spot.

The NCAA Championships will be broadcast across ESPN Channels, with all events being streamed on ESPN3. For main TV coverage times, please click here.
NCAA Championships Schedule (All Times PT)
Seed Number Italicized

Day 1 – June 8
12:30 p.m. – Decathlon 100m (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
1:10 p.m. – Decathlon Long Jump (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
2:00 p.m. – Men's Hammer (No. 20 Ivar Moisander – Flight 1)
2:25 p.m. – Decathlon Shot Put (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
3:40 p.m. – Decathlon High Jump (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
6:40 p.m. – Men's Shot Put (No. 4 Josh Johnson – Flight 1)
6:56 p.m. – Decathlon 400m (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
Day 2 – June 9
11:30 a.m. – Decathlon 110m Hurdles (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
12:20 p.m. – Decathlon Discus (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
1:30 p.m. – Decathlon Pole Vault (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
3:00 p.m. – Women's Hammer (No. 4 Anna Purchase – Flight 2, No. 1 Camryn Rogers – Flight 2)
4:00 p.m. – Decathlon Javelin (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
5:32 p.m. – Women's 4x100m Semifinal (No. 16 Jada Hicks, Jordyn Grady, Maisie Stevens, Aysha Shaheed – Heat 3)
6:46 p.m. – Women's 100m Semifinal (No. 5 Ezinne Abba – Heat 1)
7:56 p.m. – Decathlon 1500m (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
Day 3 – June 10
5:35 p.m. – Men's Discus (No. 1 Mykolas Alekna – Flight 2, No. 6 Iffy Joyner – Flight 2)
Day 4 – June 11
2:32 p.m. – Women's 4x100m Final
2:50 p.m. – Women's Triple Jump (No. 15 Busola Akinduro – Flight 2)
3:22 p.m. – Women's 100m Final
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