Cal Track and Field Athletes competed in Tucson this past weekend at the Pac-12 Championships. Two Golden Bears emerged victorious as Pac-12 champions.
Camryn Rogers wins women’s hammer throw
The Canadian sophomore Camryn Rogers finished 3rd as a freshman and came into this year’s Pac-12 as the 3rd seed. She would leave the weekend with three career best throws that all bested the rest of the competitions.
Roger’s first throw of 68.99m/226-4 was already better than everyone else, but she would improve upon that mark (already a personal best) with two more better throws - 69.64m/228-5 and 69.79m/228-11 (when everything was already decided).
Roger won the U20 World Championship in this event during the summer. It is great to see her improve in this event.
This win puts Roger as a serious contender for the NCAA title if she is able to replicate these throws as the top three seed at the Pac-12 were also the top three seed in the country.
Tuomas Kaukolahti repeats Men’s Triple Jump champion
The Finnish junior repeats as Pac-12 champ for the Men’s Triple Jump.
The Triple Jump Champ!— Cal XC/Track & Field (@CalTFXC) May 13, 2019
Tuomas Kaukolahti claimed the victory for the second straight year! pic.twitter.com/SUOM97sBOK
All six jumps by Kaukolahti, the best one was 16.12m/52-10.75, were better than the second place finisher’s best jump.
Bears came close to a Pac-12 title in some other events. Paramveer Chohan took 2nd in the 400m hurdles by catching two runners after the last hurdle.
LOOK AT HIM CLOSE!!— Cal XC/Track & Field (@CalTFXC) May 13, 2019
Paramveer Chohan catches two runners after the final hurdle as he records the fifth-fastest time in school history and the sixth-fastest time in the NCAA this year at 49.80!!! #EarnIt pic.twitter.com/3c7yDezi7R
Cal women’s 4x100m relay team of Deshae Wise, Zion Corrales Nelson, Maisie Stevens, and Jackie Patterson took third place.
Last weekend, Cal freshman Hakim McMorris (yes, he’s Malik’s younger brother) took 2nd place in the decathlon.
Overall, the Cal men finished 6th in the Pac while the women finished 9th. Oregon’s men and USC’s women won the Pac-12 team titles.
The full results for all the Cal Bears are listed below.
400m Prelims: 16. Jenna Mencarelli, 57.421,
100m Hurdles Prelims: 8. Deshae Wise, 13.56q
3,000m Steeplechase Final: 4. Annie Boos, 10:17.48
Javelin: 7. Chrissy Glasmann, 46.29m/151-10
400m Prelims: 14. Adam Saleh, 47.95; 19. Nico Bland, 49.49
10,000m: 12. Ryan Peck, 30:34.03
3,000m Steeplechase: 8. Kai Benedict, 9:15.53
Hammer: 2. Silviu Bocancea, 68.38m/224-4
100m Final: 7. Zion Corrales Nelson, 11.55
1500m Final: 11. Mina Anglero, 4:26.23
5000m Final: 23. Marea Zlatunich, 17:02.00; 30. Jessica Nye, 17:08.36; 31. Elizabeth Orderman, 17:09.45; 35. Sydney Vandegrift, 17:38.34; 36. Chloe Hansel, 17:40.93; 37. Meredith Corda, 18:03.96; 38. Kenna Clawson, 18:09.66
100m Hurdles Final: 9. Deshae Wise, 13.92
400m Hurdles Final: 20. Schantell Williams, 1:03.55
Triple Jump: 13. Windy Margerum, 11.54m/37-10.50
Hammer: 1. Camryn Rogers, 69.79m/228-11
1500m Final: 10. Andrew Burkhardt, 3:55.05
Triple Jump: 1. Tuomas Kaukolahti, 16.12m/52-10.75
Bears will next compete at the NCAA West Prelims on May 23rd-25th from Sacramento for a spot in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, TX on June 5-8.