Feb. 9, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. - A handful of personal bests and the fastest men's 4x400-meter relay since 2009 highlighted Cal's efforts on the second day of the Husky Classic Saturday, the Golden Bears' final competition before the MSPF Championships in two weeks at the same Dempsey Indoor Facility.
Freshman Ethan Cochran finished fourth in the shot put with a mark of 55-3.50, nearly three feet further than when went at the season-opening Cherry & Silver Invitational last month.
Two Bears advanced to the final of the men's 60 meters - Tom Blocker and Dash Oliver - with Oliver coming through with a PR 6.89 to take ninth. In the 4x400-meter relay, the quartet of Blocker and freshmen Elliot Surovell and Kyle Ezold claimed second in 3:15.60.
The highest individual finish for the women was third by Amanda Hunter in the triple jump. In addition, the 4x400 relay of Taylor Lawson, Charnell Price, Arielle Stevenson and Alima Kamara also placed third in 3:48.77.
Among the PRs set were a 9:47.41 by Taylor Dutch in the women's 3000 meters and 17-10.75 by multi-event athlete Jaci Powell in the women's long jump.
Dempsey Indoor Facility / Seattle, Wash.
60m (preliminaries) - 11. Tom Blocker 6.94q; 30. Charles Saseun 7.15
60m (final) - 9. Tom Blocker 6.89; 12. Dash Oliver 6.94
400m - 10. Elliot Surovell 49.76; 14. Jonathan Berry-Smith 50.20; 20. Cameron Roach 50.33
800m - 15. Jordan Locklear 1:52.28
Mile - 15. Jordan Locklear 4:07.68; 63. Matt Carpowich 4:15.41; 78. Chris Walden 4:20.59
3000m - 18. Matt Carpowich 8:14.34
60m hurdles (preliminaries) - 6. Maurice Valentine Jr. 8.28q; 16. Randy Bermea 8.49
60m hurdles (final) - 10. Maurice Valentine Jr. 8.32
Invitational 4x400m relay - 2. Tom Blocker, Elliot Surovell, Kyle Ezold 3:15.60
High Jump - 3. Mike Tracy 6-8.00 (2.03m)
60m (preliminaries) - 6. Charnell Price 7.71; 26. Esther Higgwe 7.86
60m (final) - 8. Carisma Lyday 7.69
Invitational 400m - 6. Alima Kamara 57.20
400m - 26. Taylor Lawson 58.11; 37. Arielle Stevenson 58.81
Mile - 25. Sydney Gray 4:57.14
3000m - 20. Taylor Dutch 9:47.41
Invitational 4x400m relay - 3. Taylor Lawson, Charnell Price, Arielle Stevenson, Alima Kamara 3:48.77
High Jump - 7. Gianna Fernandez 5-6.00 (1.68m); 11. Kristin Rimbach 5-4.25 (1.63m); 24. Jaci Powell 5-0.25 (1.53m)
Pole Vault - 10. Victoria Rische 11-10.50 (3.62m)
Long Jump - 9. Jaci Powell 17-10.75 (5.45m)
Triple Jump - 3. Amanda Hunter 39-4.50 (12.00m)