MEMBER SIGN IN
Don't have an account? Click Here


California concluded their week at the Hornet Invitational in Sacramento on Saturday
Courtesy: GoldenBearSports.com
Bears Conclude Busy Week at Hornet Invitational
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  03/22/2014

BERKELEY – The California Golden Bears finished their week at the Hornet Invitational on the campus of Sacramento State University on Saturday. Seven Golden Bears took home individual titles, while the men’s 4x100-meter relay team also came out on top. Freshman Khalfani Muhammad showed a lot of improvement today across several events, including the 100-meters, 200-meters, setting PR’s in both and ran the first leg of the 4x100-meter relay team who won with a time of 40.51. Cal’s throwers had a nice day, as redshirt senior Derek White took home the hammer and discus titles, setting a new PR in the hammer with a throw of 210-9 (64.24m). Redshirt junior Scott Esparza was second to White in the hammer, coming up just short of his personal best (206-3, set in 2012 in Austin, Texas) with a throw of 203-9 (62.11m). Additionally, sophomore Grace Beaudoin equaled her PR, clearing a height of 5-8.75 (1.75m) on her way to the event title.

"It was a quiet day for us considering we held out a number of athletes with the next two weeks on the horizon as we are competing at the Texas Relays, the tri-meet in Virginia and the Stanford Invitational,” Director of track & field Tony Sandoval said on Saturday afternoon. “We've had to get in some good training for most of them since MPSF’s. We had a number of redshirts from indoor compete that performed well today. Newcomers Kiare Tanner won the triple jump and Brenden Song was runner up to Derek White with a PR in the discus.”

Muhammad continues to improve in both the 100-meters with a mark of 10.60, as well as the 200-meters with a time of 21.57. Additionally, his first leg of the 4x100-meters helped the team to the win, and an incredible time of 40.51. Redshirt senior Tom Blocker was right behind his teammate Muhammad, with a time of 10.66. Blocker also impressed in the 200-meters, clocking a time of 21.57.

Also on the track on Saturday was sophomore Leland Later, who won the 1500-meters with a big kick, setting a new PR with a time of 3:50.85. The 800-meters came down to a photo finish between a pair of Bears teammates, as freshman Ivan Gonzalez came away on top with a season-best 1:52.04, topping teammate Josh Lewis, who PR’ed with a mark of 1:52.15. Redshirt senior Simon Schmidt also won the 3000-meter steeplechase unopposed, with a time of 9:13.82 in his first steeple in two seasons.

Beaudoin nearly set a new PR, just missing a clearance of 5-11.00, but equaled her all-time best by clearing a height of 5-8.75 (1.75m) in her event win on Saturday.

Cal’s throwers were very successful in the state capital on Saturday, as White smashed his PR in the hammer with a throw of 210-9 (64.24m), surpassing his previous best of 192-4 set in 2012. Song, a freshman from Santee, Calif., set a new PR in the discus, finishing just behind White, with a mark of 174-2 (53.10m).

The Bears will be in action next week, sending a contingent of eight to the Texas Relays in Austin, who will be competing on Friday, March 28 through Saturday, March 29.

Hornet Invitational
Hornet Stadium/Sacramento, Calif.

California Results

Men
100-meters – 2. Khalfani Muhammad 10.60; 4. Tom Blocker 10.66; 12. Daniel Davis 10.85; Dash Oliver FS

200-meters – 5. Khalfani Muhammad 21.57; 7. Daniel Davis 21.92; 12. Kyle Ezold 22.00; 13. Dash Oliver 22.03; 29. Joost de Jong 22.59

400-meters – 10. Joost de Jong 49.26; 11. Kyle Ezold 49.31

800-meters – 2. Ivan Gonzalez 1:52.04; 3. Josh Lewis 1:52.15; 5. Trent Brendel 1:54.16; 12. Kristian Martinez 1:55.73; 25. William Contreras 2:00.22

1500-meters – 1. Leland Later 3:50.85; 3. Trent Brendel 3:53.37; 6. Kristian Martinez 3:55.84; 8. Evan Malone-White 3:57.80

3000-meter steeplechase – 1. Simon Schmidt 9:13.82; 3. Jeff Schaeffer 9:42.12; 6. Edward Trim 10:15.70

5000-meters – DNF John Lawson; DNF Yohaness Estifanos

4x100-meter relay – 1. Khalfani MuhammadDash Oliver, Daniel Davis, Tom Blocker 40.51

110-meter hurdles – 4. Randy Bermea 14.55; 6. Maurice Valentine, Jr. 14.71; 14. Marsalis Gibson 15.32

400-meter hurdles – 1. Randy Bermea 53.13

High Jump – 1. Noel Frazier 7-0.50 (2.15m); 2. Nick Ridge 6-10.75 (2.10m)

Long Jump – 18. Jonte Grant 21-1.50 (6.44m)

Hammer Throw – 1. Derek White 210-9 (64.24m); 2. Scott Esparza 203-9 (62.11m); 6. Isaac Dan 190-7 (58.08m); 8. CJ Nwuzi 179-2 (54.60m)

Shot Put – 3. Sullivan Parker 55-3.50 (16.85m); 8. Matthew Esparza 51-3.00 (15.62m); 9. Cody Bickham 50-9.25 (15.47m)

Discus – 1. Derek White 177-3 (54.03m); 2. Brenden Song 174-2 (53.10m); 3. CJ Nwuzi 172-1 (52.45m); 7. Cody Bickham 154-5 (47.08m); 19. Sullivan Parker 141-3 (43.06m)

Pole Vault – 4. Evan Barr 15-5.00 (4.70m)

Team Scores – 1. California 182; 2. Cal State Stanislaus 51; 3. Academy of Art 48; 4. American River College 45.50; 5. Sacramento State 42.50; 6. Southern Oregon 38; 7. Merritt 29; 8. Sequoias 28; 9. Stanford 25; 10. Fresno City College 14; 11. Fresno Pacific 13; 12. Heritage Elite 11; 13. CCSF 10; 14. Modesto Junior College 9; 15. Siskiyous 8; 15. Sacramento City College 8; 17. Monterey Peninsula 6; 18. San Joaquin Delta College 5; 19. Dom Eddy 4; 20. Chabot College 3; 21. Santa Rosa JC 2; 21. Cal State East Bay 2; 23. Aureus Athletics 1; 23. Butte College 1

Women

100-meters – 9. Malaina Payton 12.38 

400-meters – 4. Arielle Stevenson 57.10; 8. Nijae Jones 58.03

800-meters – 2. Katherine Haysbert 2:14.17; 4. Arielle Stevenson 2:15.22; 5. Nijae Jones 2:15.33; 10. Marissa Scott 2:17.41; 27. Molly Babcock 2:23.80

1500-meters – 5. Xochitl Navarrete 4:37.66; 6. Marissa Scott 4:38.26; 9. Ashlyn Dadkhah 4:43.22; 13, Mariel Mendoza 4:48.05; 22. Molly Babcock 4:58.05

3000-meter steeplechase – 2. Megan Bordes 11:10.74

5000-meters – DNF Mariel Mendoza; DNF Heather Cerney; DNF Ashlyn Dadkhah

100-meter hurdles – 9. Angelica Weaver 15.24

400-meter hurdles – 3. Angelica Weaver 1:02.66; 4. Tiarra Pittman 1:03.08

High Jump – 1. Grace Beaudoin 5-8.75 (1.75m); 5. Tara Lookabaugh 5-5.00 (J1.65m); NH Christine Canning

Triple Jump – 1. Kiare Tanner 40-1.25 (12.22m)

Hammer Throw – 5. Maggie Simpson 157-3 (47.93m)

Pole Vault – 5. Nicole Larson 11-9.75 (3.60m); NM Emma McCarthy

Team Scores – 1. Sacramento State 112; 2. California 81; 3. Cal State Stanislaus 72.50; 4. Academy of Art 61; 5. Stanford 52; 6. Fresno Pacific 36; 7. Modesto Junior College 33; 8. Nevada 30; 9. Southern Oregon 26; 10. Cal State East Bay 24.50; 11. Laney 22; 11. San Joaquin Delta College 22; 13. Nike 18; 14. Sacramento City College 13; 15. CCSF 11; 16. American River College 6; 17. Monterey Peninsula 5; 18. Siskiyous 3; 18. AUC Elite 3; 20. Santa Rosa Junior College 1 


Cal Bears Track & Field


advertisement
Playing for the Future
Scholarshare BBall
Cal Athletics Dress Your Pet Contest
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Premium Tickets
Uploaded Ad
12 Days Of Giving calbearsshop.com
Uploaded Ad
CAL ATHLETICS E-MAIL SIGN-UP