Bears Look Forward To Another Record-Setting Year
BERKELEY – For California track & field, this weekend’s opener represents not just a beginning, but a continuation of the 2022 season’s incredible narrative.
Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Robyne Johnson is admittedly “very excited” – a sentiment that has persisted across the entire squad throughout the offseason.
45 total Golden Bears will travel south to Albuquerque, N.M., this weekend for the New Mexico Team Open, which is scheduled for Jan. 27-28. The first event on Friday (women’s weight throw) will commence at 1:45 p.m. PT, while Saturday’s contests begin at 9:00 a.m. with the women’s shot put.
15 of those 45 athletes are new to the Bears, but all have the opportunity to leave a positive impact on the team’s scoring chances and all-time lists. Last year, Cal accumulated 25 top 10 indoor program marks, including a school-record 24.06m (78-11.25) in the weight throw from Camryn Rogers.
Rogers will compete again this weekend, kicking off her final indoor campaign at Cal in hopes of adding a fourth overall NCAA title to her résumé after finishing third at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships. Other names on Cal’s Indoor Top 10 lists who are set to compete this weekend include David Foster (men’s 60m), George Monroe (men’s 200m), Di’Niko Bates (men’s 60m hurdles), Jeff Duensing (men’s shot put), Aysha Shaheed (women’s 60m, women’s 200m), Jazlynn Shearer (women’s 60m hurdles), Jada Hicks (women’s 60m hurdles), Asjah Atkinson (women’s 60m hurdles), Asha Fletcher (women’s triple jump), Busola Akinduro (women’s triple jump), Amari Turner (women’s pole vault) and Rebecca Tomann (women’s weight throw).
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