Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Senior Hakim McMorris is currently in ninth place through four heptathlon events.
Indoor Championships Conclude Tomorrow
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two representatives from California track & field made their third appearances of the season at the Albuquerque Convention Center as the nation’s best congregated for day one of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday.
Hakim McMorris, who made his indoor championships debut, joined an elite heptathlon field that includes several of the NCAA’s all-time best competitors. His best overall finish of the day was seventh in the 60m dash at 6.90, before following that up with a personal best-tying leap of 7.51m (24-7.75) in the long jump. He posted marks of 13.78m/45-2.5 in the shot put and 1.94m/6-4.25 in the high jump to end the afternoon with a ninth-place total of 3,319 points. Three more events – the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m run – remain for McMorris, who will resume competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. PT.
Camryn Rogers finished her Golden Bear career on Friday afternoon, earning a spot on the All-America Second Team by virtue of qualification despite fouling out in the preliminaries of the women’s weight throw. During her time at Cal, Rogers became the Bears’ first women’s hammer throw national champion in 2019, following that up with two more titles in 2021 and 2022; currently, she owns the top-11 throws in NCAA history. The Bears’ first-ever finalist for The Bowerman has also achieved great success on the international stage, becoming the first Canadian woman to win a World Championships field event medal in 2022 and reaching the highest-ever finish by a Canadian (fifth) at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Her indoor career, although not as decorated as her outdoor career, was a success with three All-America nods and a third-place finish at NCAAs in 2022. Between the two (indoor and outdoor), Rogers owns five facility records and five meet records.
RESULTS – DAY ONE
Women’s Weight Throw: – Camryn Rogers, FOUL (All-America Second Team)
Men’s Heptathlon: Hakim McMorris, 3319 points
- 60m: 6.90 (7th place, 918 points)
- Long Jump: 7.51m/24-7.75 (9th place, 937 points)
- Shot Put: 13.78m/45-2.5 (12th place, 715 points)
- High Jump: 1.94m/6-4.25…
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