April 7, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Amanda Hunter captured the women's collegiate triple jump as seven Golden Bears posted top-10 finishes on the second day of the Stanford Invitational Saturday afternoon.
Hunter registered a mark of 40-2.25 on her first attempt, then passed on her final two of four tries having secured a victory over runner-up Candace Alvarez of Hawaii, who had a best of 39-10.75.
Aziza Baker competed in the invitational triple jump, where she took sixth with a PR effort of 40-4.25. The distance was 5.25 inches further than her previous outdoor best of 38-11.00 set two weeks ago.
On the men's side of the ledger, both Dash Oliver and Jonathan Berry-Smith ran to personal-best times in the 200 meters. Oliver lowered his PR by more than half a second, finishing in 22.02, while Berry-Smith was timed in 22.23.
The Golden Bears return to action next Saturday with the 118th edition of the Big Meet at Cal's Edwards Stadium. Field events get underway at 9:30 a.m., with the first running event set for 1 p.m. in Berkeley.
Triple Jump Invitational - 7. Chad Jones 49-5.75 (15.08m); 10. Hammed Suleman 48-10.00 (14.88m)
Triple Jump Collegiate - 3. Jonte Grant 48-0.00 (14.63m)
Shot Put Collegiate - 5. Sullivan Parker 51-1.00 (15.57m)
800 meters - 48. Sydney Gray 2:12.87
100-meter hurdles (final) - 7. Emani Truluck 14.03
Triple Jump Invitational - 6. Aziza Baker 40-4.25 (12.30m)
Triple Jump Collegiate - 1. Amanda Hunter 40-2.25 (12.25m)