Over the weekend, Cal Track and Field competed at the MPSF Indoor Championships up at Seattle. Bears bested last year’s 3 titles with 4 in 2019, despite some personnel changes due to graduation (to Cal hurdler/Football DB/punt-returner Ashtyn Davis) and injury (pole vaulter Lauren Martinez).
The lone repeat champion for the Golden Bears is men’s triple jump winner Tuomas Kaukolahti. On his 3rd attempt, Kaukolahti got a jump of 16.17m/53-0.75 for the win. The Finnish junior has now won the triple jump in all 5 indoor events this season.
Other Cal Bears to pick up victory includes sophomore Camryn Roger in the weight throw with a distance of 21.04m/69-0.50. Roger is the only Cal women to pick up a victory this weekend. The Canadian won the 2018 U20 World Championships this past summer.
Also picking up a conference title is Cal junior Jasher Foster in the 60m hurdles, now that Ashtyn Davis has exhausted his track-and-field eligibility. Foster finished with a time of 7.85 that is good for 4th best in program history.
Rounding out the winner quartet is redshirt junior Tyler Brendel in the Heptathalon. Brendel, whose older brother was also a Cal track-and-field athlete, clinched the grueling win with a pair of 2nd places in the pole vault and 1000m.
Congratulations to all 4 Cal winners.
Several other Cal Bears also had a great event despite not winning the conference title.
Junior McKay Johnson breaks his own Cal record in the shot put. Junior Paramveer Chohan set a new Cal record in the 400m.
All of the Cal Athletes that have a top 16 time in the country will earn a spot in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in two weeks in Birmingham, AL. The rest of the Cal squad will make the transition to the outdoor season.