Cal Olympic Sports Roundup - Bears competed in Track and Field National Championships, Fall sports schedules announced

Several Golden Bears broke their personal records at the NCAA Outdoors Track and Field Championships. - Cal Track and Field Twitter

The very last Golden Bears competitions in the 2013-14 school year were last weekend at the NCAA Track and Field Championships. We check on those results while taking a look at the various fall Olympic sports schedules.

Cal Track and Field

6 Student-Athletes (junior Kelsey Santisteban, senior Milan Ristic, redshirt senior Hammed Suleman, redshirt sophomore Jonte Grant, redshirt senior Derek White and sophomore Thomas Joyce) and the Men's 4x100 relay team (redshirt junior Dan Davis, redshirt seniors Tom Blocker, Dash Oliver and freshman Khalfani Muhammad...yes, that's the same Khalfani Muhammad who is the likely starting RB for Cal Football) represented Cal at the NCAA Championships last week up in Eugene, Oregon in 8 separate events. The lone female athlete, Kelsey Santisteban is also the only Golden Bears competing in two events.

While the depth of the Bears made the men super lethal in dual meets this season (including the No.1 ranking in the country and a Big Meet victory of Stanfurd), Golden Bears were not really a threat to win any individual events.

Here are the results:

Day 1:

Men
4x100-meter relay – 22. Dan Davis, Tom Blocker, Dash Oliver, Khalfani Muhammad 40.17

The Golden Bears quartet equalled their season best time of 39.91 for the 12th and final qualifying spot in the NCAA Qualifier. That time, set also earlier in the Pac-12 prelim, is the 7th best all time in Cal history. Unable to match their season best time, the Bears finished 8th in their heat and 22nd overall.

Day 2:

Men
1500-meters (semifinals) – 7. Thomas Joyce 3:41.67q

110-meter hurdles (semifinals) – 15. Milan Ristic 13.98

Long Jump – 10. Hammed Suleman 24-1.50 (7.35m)

Women
10000-meters – Kelsey Santisteban DNF

q-qualified

Day 2 saw Thomas Joyce qualified for the 1500-meters final with the 7th best time, which was by a margin of a mere 0.02 second. Hammed Suleman (a red-shirt senior) finished a quarter of an inch away from qualifying for the Long Jump final. Senior transfer Ristic also perform worse than his personal record time at the NCAA qualifying; he finished 5th in his heat and 15th overall.

On the women's side, Santisteban had to pull out with 5 laps remaining. She also ended up pulling out of the 5000-meter race later in the week.

Day 3:

Men
Discus – 17. Derek White 184-7 (56.27m)

Needing to equal his personal record throw of 194-11 (set at the Big Meet) to advanced to the final 9, redshirt-senior White was only able to throw a 184-7 to finish 17th overall.

Day 4:

Men
1500-meters (final) – 11. Thomas Joyce 3:41.08

Triple Jump – 14. Jonte Grant 51-11.75 (15.84m)

Both Golden Bears who competed on the final day of the NCAA Championships set their personal record, despite not placing in the top 3. Redshirt-sophomore Grant was able to set his personal best triple jump on his third and final attempt. Sophomore Joyce dropped more than half a minute from his qualifying time to also set a new personal record and finish 11th overall in the country. Both of these guys will look to set more personal records in future NCAA Championships.

Fall Schedules Announced

A slew of fall schedules were announced for the various Cal Fall Olympic sports:

Cal Volleyball

Coming off another NCAA tournament season, the Golden Bears will face 18 NCAA tournament teams in 2014. They will also have 13 matches televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

After spending part of the early summer on an Europe trip, the Golden Bears will stay close to the west coast for the entire season (not counting the NCAA tournaments, of course). Bears open with tournaments in Colorado Springs, CO and Las Cruces, NM before hosting their own tournament. After one local match against St. Mary's, the Bears will them start the always very tough Pac-12 volleyball season. Like other Pac-12 sports, a true roundtable schedule was only an one season things. Bears will only face the Washington schools once this year - hosting UW and visiting Wazzu.

2014 CAL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

Fri, Aug. 29                        Southern Illinois@                          8 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30             Winthrop@                                       4 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31                Air Force@                                      12 p.m.

Fri, Sept. 5                          North Dakota State#                     3:30 p.m.

Sat, Sept. 6                        Radford#                                           9 a.m.

Sat, Sept. 6                        Grambling State#                           3:30 p.m.

Sun, Sept. 7                       New Mexico State#                         11 a.m.

Fri, Sept. 12                       Pacific%                                             7 p.m.

Sat, Sept. 13                      Nevada%                                         10 a.m.

Sat, Sept. 13                      UC Santa Barbara%                        7 p.m.

Fri, Sept. 19                       at Saint Mary’s                                   7 p.m.

Tue, Sept. 23                     at Stanford*                                        6 p.m.&

Fri, Sept. 26                        Washington*                                     8 p.m.&

Fri, Oct. 3                            Oregon State*                                    7 p.m.

Sun, Oct. 5                         Oregon*                                              11 a.m.&

Wed, Oct. 8                        at Arizona*                                         7:30 p.m.&

Fri, Oct. 10                          at Arizona State*                               7 p.m.

Fri, Oct. 17                          at Utah*                                              4 p.m.&

Sun, Oct. 19                       at Colorado*                                      11 a.m.&

Wed, Oct. 22                      USC*                                                   7:30 p.m.&

Sun, Oct. 26                       UCLA*                                                 3 p.m.&

Fri, Oct. 31                          at Oregon*                                          8 p.m.&

Sun, Nov. 2                        at Oregon State*                                 TBA

Fri, Nov. 7                          Arizona State*                                      7 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 9                       Arizona*                                                11 a.m.&

Fri, Nov. 14                        at USC*                                                7 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 16                     at UCLA*                                             11 a.m.&

Fri, Nov. 21                       Colorado*                                              TBA

Sun, Nov. 23                     Utah*                                                    11 a.m.&

Wed, Nov. 26                    at Washington State*                          7 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 28                        Stanford*                                              TBA&

@-Air Force Tournament

#-New Mexico State Tournament

%-Cal Molten Classic

*-Pac-12 Conference match

&-Pac-12 Networks

Cal Men's Soccer

Coming off arguably the most successful season in program history, the Golden Bears will have 10 of their 20 regular season matches televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

Golden Bears will make one East Coast trip in late August to play North Carolina and Wake Forest. Bears will also host 12 home matches, playing each of the 5 other members of the league twice each.

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (PT) RESULTS MEDIA
Mon,
Aug 18
UC Irvine at Irvine, CA 7:00 p.m.
Wed,
Aug 20
San Francisco Berkeley, CA 4:30 p.m.
Sat,
Aug 23
Cal Poly Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m.
Fri,
Aug 29
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 4:00 p.m.
Sun,
Aug 31
Wake Forest at Winston-Salem, NC 4:00 p.m.
Fri,
Sep 12
Cleveland State Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Sun,
Sep 14
Gonzaga Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Sep 19
Cal/Stanford Tournament: Delaware Berkeley, CA 3:30 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sun,
Sep 21
Cal/Stanford Tournament: Southern Illinois, Edwardsville Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m.
Fri,
Sep 26
Santa Clara at Santa Clara, CA 7:00 p.m.
Thu,
Oct 02
Washington at Seattle, WA 7:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sun,
Oct 05
Oregon State at Corvallis, OR 3:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Oct 10
UCLA Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sun,
Oct 12
San Diego State Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m.
Mon,
Oct 20
Stanford at Stanford, CA 7:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Oct 31
San Diego State at San Diego, CA 12:00 p.m.
Sun,
Nov 02
UCLA at Los Angeles, CA 5:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Nov 07
Oregon State Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sun,
Nov 09
Washington Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sun,
Nov 16
Stanford Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network

Cal Women's Soccer

With a top 5 recruiting class to replace 10 graduating seniors, the Golden Bears will have 9 games televised on the Pac-12 Networks in 2014.

With a full slate of conference foes (all Pac-12 schools have a team, but they all only play each other once), the Bears will stay on the West Coast for the entire season.

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (PT) RESULTS MEDIA
Fri,
Aug 22
San Francisco Berkeley, CA 5:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sun,
Aug 24
Santa Clara Berkeley, CA 4:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Aug 29
California vs. LIU Brooklyn San Francisco, CA 4:30 p.m.
Sun,
Aug 31
California vs. Portland State San Francisco, CA 12:00 p.m.
Fri,
Sep 05
St. Mary's (California) at Moraga, CA 4:00 p.m.
Sun,
Sep 07
Cal Poly Berkeley, CA 4:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Sep 12
Texas Tech Berkeley, CA 3:30 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sun,
Sep 14
Santa Clara at Santa Clara, CA 12:00 p.m.
Fri,
Sep 19
Pacific Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sat,
Sep 27
Colorado at Boulder, CO 12:00 p.m.
Fri,
Oct 03
Washington State Berkeley, CA 3:30 p.m.
Sun,
Oct 05
Washington Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Fri,
Oct 10
USC at Los Angeles, CA 12:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Mon,
Oct 13
UCLA at Los Angeles, CA 7:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Oct 17
Utah Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Oct 24
Arizona State at Tempe, AZ 7:00 p.m.
Sun,
Oct 26
Arizona at Tucson, AZ 1:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Oct 31
Oregon State Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m.
Sun,
Nov 02
Oregon Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Thu,
Nov 06
Stanford Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m. Pac-12 Network

Cal Men's Water Polo

4 was the clear ranking of the Golden Bears in 2013 (being able to beat everyone other than 'Furd, USC, and UCLA). That is also the number of games that will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks for the Bears in 2014.

After making a Princeton trip few years ago, this year's team will again just stay on the West Coast for the season with Navy making a visit to Berkeley.

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (PT) RESULTS MEDIA
Sat,
Sep 06
Triton Invite San Diego, CA All Day
Sun,
Sep 07
Triton Invite San Diego, CA All Day
Sat,
Sep 13
UC Davis Berkeley, CA 10:00 a.m.
Sat,
Sep 13
Alumni Game Berkeley, CA 12:00 p.m.
Sat,
Sep 20
NorCal Tournament Stockton, CA All Day
Sat,
Sep 20
NorCal Tournament Stockton, CA All Day
Sun,
Sep 21
NorCal Tournament Stockton, CA All Day
Sun,
Sep 21
NorCal Tournament Stockton, CA All Day
Fri,
Sep 26
Navy Berkeley, CA 12:30 p.m. Pac-12 Network
Sat,
Sep 27
Davis Shootout Davis, CA All Day
Sat,
Sep 27
California vs. California Baptist Davis, CA 3:00 p.m.
Sat,
Sep 27
Whittier at California Davis, CA 6:30 p.m.
Sun,
Sep 28
Occidental Davis, CA 8:00 a.m.
Sun,
Sep 28
Chapman (California) Davis, CA 1:50 p.m.
Fri,
Oct 03
Pacific at Stockton, CA All Day
Sat,
Oct 11
SoCal Tournament Los Angeles, CA All Day
Sat,
Oct 11
SoCal Tournament Los Angeles, CA All Day
Sun,
Oct 12
SoCal Tournament Los Angeles, CA All Day
Sun,
Oct 12
SoCal Tournament Los Angeles, CA All Day
Sat,
Oct 18
UCLA Berkeley, CA TBA Pac-12 Network
Sat,
Oct 25
Pepperdine at Malibu, CA 12:00 p.m.
Sun,
Oct 26
UC Irvine at Irvine, CA All Day
Sat,
Nov 01
UC Santa Barbara Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Sun,
Nov 02
Long Beach State Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Sat,
Nov 08
Stanford Berkeley, CA TBA Pac-12 Network
Sat,
Nov 15
USC at Los Angeles, CA 10:30 a.m. Pac-12 Network
Fri,
Nov 21
MPSF Tournament Long Beach, CA All Day
Sat,
Nov 22
MPSF Tournament Long Beach, CA All Day
Sun,
Nov 23
MPSF Tournament Long Beach, CA All Day

Cal Cross Country

Both men and women's cross country will compete in 9 meets before the NCAA Championships in Terra Haute, Indiana on November 22nd. 6 of the 9 meets will take  place in the Bay Area however.

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (PT) RESULTS MEDIA
Sat,
Aug 30
University of San Francisco Invitational San Francisco, CA 9:30 a.m.
Sat,
Sep 27
Roy Griak Invitational St. Paul, MN 9:20 a.m.
Sat,
Sep 27
Stanford Invitational Stanford, CA 10:50 a.m.
Sun,
Oct 05
Sac State Cross Country Jamboree Sacramento, CA 9:30 a.m.
Sat,
Oct 18
Bronco Invitational Santa Clara, CA 9:45 a.m.
Sat,
Oct 18
Pre-NCAA Invitational Terre Huate, IN 10:00 a.m.
Fri,
Oct 31
2014 Pac-12 Cross Country Championships Oakland, CA TBA Pac-12 Networks (D)
Sat,
Nov 08
Doc Adams Invitational Davis, CA 10:00 a.m.
Sat,
Nov 22
Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, IN TBA

GO BEARS!

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