Isabella Marten earns All-American status by placing 7th in Women's Triple Jump on Saturday. Martens' mark was 43-9.75 (13.35 meter). [To be honest, triple jump distance doesn't mean that much to me.] Marten also placed 7th in the NCAA Indoors national championship. Ashley Anderson, unfortunately, did not have a legal jump in her three tries.
The 2015-16 Cal Athletics season is finally over. Time for me to hibernate...or ramp up the CGB 2016 Rio Olympic coverage.
The last 4 Cal student-athletes had to wait until the end of this week to start their summer break. Four sophomores (meaning that they all have two more years to improve and get better), two men and two women are competing at the NCAA Outdoors Track and Field National Championships from Eugene, Oregon this week.
The two male athlete competed on Wednesday. Ashtyn Davis posted a personal best, 13.73 seconds, in the 110 meter hurdles but fell just one spot short of advancing to Friday's final for that event.
Peter Simons placed 19th in the country in shot put with a throw of 60-10.50 (18.55m). Simons has shown great consistency, dating back to the Indoors track and field season.
The two female athletes are competing on Saturday in the Triple Jump. Isabella Marten, the MPSF indoors and the Pac-12 conference outdoors champion in this event, and Ashley Anderson will represent Cal to wrap not just the Track and Field season but also the entire Cal Athletics campaign in the 2015-16 school year.
Marten's personal best is 43-8. Anderson's personal best is 42-4.25.
Both Isabella and Ashley are in the first flight (of two) on Saturday. The college best record of 14.29 meter is by a Georgia sophomore, Keturah Orji, who is back in the competition this year. In the same scale, Marten's best is 13.01 meter.
Live Results: NCAA.com
TV: ESPN (one of their network probably ESPN2 or ESPNU), Saturday coverage starts at 3:30 PM PT - around the start time of Women's Triple Jump. One can also find coverage online on ESPN3/WatchESPN.