Bears Post Four Program Top 10s, Win Men’s And Women’s Meets

Bears Post Four Program Top 10s, Win Men’s And Women’s Meets

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Jazlynn Shearer was the first of four Cal athletes to record a program top-10 time on Saturday.

Cal Demolishes Competition At Hornet Invitational

SACRAMENTO – California track & field closed out its second outdoor meet of the season on Saturday with decisive team victories over its competition, as the men finished with 201.33 points (123.33 above second place) and the women with 169.50 (74.50 over second place) at the Hornet Invitational.
The men’s sprinters fared well once again on the second day of the meet, with junior David Foster improving his 100m PR to a winning 10.24 and bettering his own program No. 2 entry while senior Chase Williams made his debut on Cal’s top-10 list with a third-place 10.38, good for fifth fastest in program history. Williams, along with senior George Monroe, senior Mason Mangum and junior Christian Trapps, also took second place in the 4x100m relay with a combined 39.98. Junior Isaiah Shaw earned another top-three finish in the 400m with his second-place time of 47.15; meanwhile, freshman Donovan Bradley continued his standout rookie campaign by placing second in the 110m hurdles (13.87). Cal’s male distance runners also picked up two more event wins on Saturday, with junior Iyan Godwin running a personal-best 1:49.99 in the 800m and sophomore Caden Carney picking up his second title of the weekend with a time of 3:49.46 in the 1500m.
In the men’s field events, the Bears took home four event wins and eight total top-three placings. Junior Riley Knott crushed his outdoor high jump PR with a winning leap of 2.10m (6-10.75), while freshman teammate Victor Ezike Jr. took second with a mark of 2.01m (6-7) in his collegiate debut. Mangum matched his success on the track with a resounding victory in the long jump, posting an enormous wind-aided PR of 7.86m (25-9.5); sophomore Jason Plumb took second with his own PR of nearly two feet, recording a best leap of 7.67m (25-2). Senior Jeff Duensing added yet another shot put crown to his season with a winning throw of 18.18m (59-7.75), taking the title via tiebreaker with redshirt freshman Nick Godbehere and his matching personal-best mark. Godbehere later claimed a win of his own in the discus, whirling the platter 50.81m (166-8),…

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