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McMorris Fourth In Decathlon After Day One

Jun 8, 2022

EUGENE, OREGON – Three men from California track & field kicked off competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday, June 8 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field. All three athletes made their NCAA Outdoor Championships debut, with two (sophomore Ivar Moisander and junior Hakim McMorris) participating in their first-ever Championships, period.

That did not phase McMorris, who set the pace for Cal with a stunning performance on the first day of the decathlon competition by compiling a total of 4241 points across five events. He currently sits in fourth place, having finished third in both the 100m dash (10.68) and the long jump (7.45m/24-1.5), as well as a fourth-place finish in the 400m dash (46.97) to place him among the day's top competitors.

Pac-12 Champion Josh Johnson added to his 2022 accolades by reaching Second Team All-American status in the shot put, his first such honor in an outdoor season and third total. He only just missed out on the final by an inch and a half, finishing 10th with a top throw of 19.39m (63-7.5).

In the men's hammer throw, Moisander posted a mark of 65.70m (215-7) in his own Championships debut, good for 10th place in his flight and 20th overall.

Day Two of the NCAA Championships will be the Bears' busiest, with eight different athletes competing for Cal. McMorris will conclude the decathlon, while two-time NCAA Champion Camryn Rogers and NCAA No. 3 Anna Purchase will compete in the women's hammer throw. The women's 4x100m, featuring Jada Hicks, Jordyn Grady, Maisie Stevens and Aysha Shaheed, will compete in the third heat of the semifinal round, followed by star sprinter Ezinne Abba's entry into the 100m semifinal.
Day One Results
Decathlon: Hakim McMorris (4241 points, 4th place)
              -100m Dash: 10.68 (933 points, 3rd place)
              -Long Jump: 7.35m/24-1.5 (898 points, 3rd place)
              -Shot Put: 13.41m/44-0 (692 points, 13th place)
              -High Jump: 1.95m/6-4.75 (758 points, 11th place)
              -400m Dash: 46.97 (960 points, 4th place)
Men's Hammer Throw: 20. Ivar Moisander 65.70m/215-7
Men's Shot Put: 10. Josh Johnson 19.39m/63-7.5 (Second Team All-American)
Day Two Schedule
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 HicksJordyn GradyMaisie StevensAysha 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)

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