Sophomore Di’Niko Bates, above, will compete in the hurdles at the Cardinal Classic.
Single-Day Meet Is Bears’ First Full Outdoor Competition
BERKELEY – California track & field is set for its first full outdoor competition on Saturday, two weeks after the Cal Opener came to a premature weather-related end. The Golden Bears – and several other programs west of the Rockies – will travel to Stanford for the Cardinal Classic on Saturday, with the first events beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the final event scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Several Bears who did not participate in the indoor season will be making their 2023 debuts, while others will be looking to ride the momentum from successful indoor campaigns into the weekend. Twenty-three current Bears appear on the program’s outdoor top-10 lists; as of Thursday afternoon, 15 of them are scheduled to compete on Saturday.
Tentative Entries – Men (2022 NCAA Regional/Championship competitors in bold)
100m – Senior Ethan Song; juniors George Monroe and Samir Thota; sophomores David Foster and Gavin Schurr; freshman Jason Plumb
200m – Senior Ethan Song; juniors George Monroe and Samir Thota; sophomore Gavin Schurr
400m – Senior Henry Larkin; junior Josh Keller; sophomores Aiden Lippert and Isaiah Shaw
1500m – Juniors Gabriel Abbes and Carrick Denker; sophomore Landen Lee; freshmen Caden Carney and John Sesteaga
110m Hurdles – Seniors Riley Hunt and Cole Whatley; sophomore Di’Niko Bates; freshman Seth Johnson
400m Hurdles – Junior Will Sornberger; sophomores Aiden Baker and Di’Niko Bates
4x100m Relay – California Squad A
4x400m Relay – California Squad A, California Squad B
High Jump – Sophomore Riley Knott
Pole Vault – Senior Jono Pelusi; freshman Parker Terrill
Long Jump – Freshman Jason Plumb
Shot Put – Junior Jeff Duensing
Discus – Junior Justin Wirtz; sophomores Charlie Dang and Riley Knott
Hammer – Senior Kegan Schroeter; juniors Michael Gupta and Ivar Moisander
Tentative Entries – Women (2022 NCAA Regional/Championship competitors in bold)
100m – Senior Grace Lanouette; juniors Jada Hicks and Jazlynn Shearer; sophomores Chloe Decker, Masina Mayo, Makhaila Mills, Jahzara Richardson, Jaymie Ruskovich and Aysha Shaheed, freshmen Madison Jeffries
200m – Senior Grace Lanouette; sophomores
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