Lindfors Shatters 17-Year-Old Discus Record

Lindfors Shatters 17-Year-Old Discus Record

Caisa-Marie Lindfors crossed the 200-foot mark for the first time in her career.

Bears Close Out Weekend With 3 More Top 10s

STANFORD – California track & field’s Caisa-Marie Lindfors is no stranger to big performances, having appeared at the 2023 World Athletics Championships this past summer as the reigning discus champion and earning Cal’s indoor shot put record earlier this season. On Saturday, she added another eye-popping mark to her résumé, winning the women’s discus invitational section at the Stanford Invitational with a personal-best throw of 61.44m (201-4) that shattered Kelechi Anyanwu’s 17-year-old program record by 3.86m (12-2).
Lindfors’ first throw of 58.88m (193-2) would have already marked a new program best; she improved to 59.57m (195-5) on her second attempt before posting her top effort in the competition’s final toss.
“Caisa was outstanding today,” assistant coach Mohamad Saatara said. “It’s always nice to open your season with a PR.”
The Golden Bears’ throwers also had stellar outings in the women’s collegiate hammer and the men’s shot put invitational sections. In the former, all five of Cal’s entries made the final, eventually sweeping the first four spots. They were led by senior Kayla Racine, who spent the entire 2023 season sidelined due to injury but announced her return to the collegiate hammer scene with a decisive win at 59.11m (193-11), improving her mark on all six of her throws. Freshman Adrianna Coleman followed with a second-place 57.35m (188-2), just ahead of junior Destiny Okoh’s third-place 56.94m (186-9).
“Kay has been very diligent in practice and is putting together some great work – today, it showed in her performance,” Saatara said.
Rising star Nick Godbehere, who redshirted in his first year at Cal, put together another standout performance in the shot put with a second-place throw of 18.43m (60-5.75), beating his old PR by nearly a foot. Senior teammate Jeff Duensing stayed right on his heels, taking third place at 18.38m (60-3.75).
“Nick is a great young talent for us and is working very positively toward his objectives for the season,” Saatara said. “I am very proud of this team and I look forward to their achievements throughout the year.”
Two other field athletes – freshman Jeremiah Bolaños and…

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