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Cal Bears compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
13 Cal Bears will compete in 10 events on June 8-11 from Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon
By one inch, Cal freshman Mykolas Alekna was edged by Virginia’s freshman Ramos. Alekna, who set a new collegiate record at the Big Meet earlier this season, did not come close to matching that distance. Teammate Iffy Joyner finished 4th overall to give Cal two top-4 finishers.
Despite 3rd place in 3 events (long jump, 100m, 110m hurdles) and a 4th in 400m, Hakim McMorris finished 19th overall in the decathlon. He did not do well on the throwing events despite Cal being good at those.
Ezinne Abba placed 15th overall in 100m and missed out on advancing to the finals.
It is not clear what was the lineup for Cal in the women’s 4x100m relay but the squad was DQ’ed.
ICYMI on the front page, Camryn Rogers won Women’s Hammer again. Teammate Anna Purchase placed 7th to also earn a First Team All-American honor.
Ivar Moisander finished 20th overall in Men’s Hammer. His best throw was 65.70m (215-7).
Josh Johnson finished 10th overall in Men’s Shot Put, good for a Second Team All-American honor. His best throw went 19.39m (63-7 1/2).
For the Decathlon, Hakim McMorris picked up a couple of 3rd places in 100m and long jump. He is currently in 4th place, 249 points behind the leader.
ROLL ON YOU BEAR!
The last Cal Athletics event for the 2021-22 school year will start on Wednesday.
Best of luck to the dozen Cal Golden Bears who will be vying for individual or relay national championship titles!
Cal has two clear favorites for NCAA titles in senior Camryn Rogers for Women’s Hammer and freshman Mykolas Alekna for Men’s Discus.
By the way, both Camryn Rogers and Mykolas Alekna are on the shortlists for their respective Bowerman Award, Track and Field’s equivalent of the Heisman Award. Both Cal Bears have already set new collegiate records this season and are expected to break those records again this week.
Cal fans can find the results here.
WatchESPN will stream all of the actions.
For the most part, men will compete on Wednesday and Friday while women will go on Thursday and Saturday.
Hakim McMorris will compete on both Wednesday and Thursday for Decathlon.
NCAA Championships Schedule (All Times PT)
Seed Number Italicized
Day 1 – June 8, Wednesday
12:30 p.m. – Decathlon 100m (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
1:10 p.m. – Decathlon Long Jump (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
2:00 p.m. – Men's Hammer (No. 20 Ivar Moisander – Flight 1)
2:25 p.m. – Decathlon Shot Put (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
3:40 p.m. – Decathlon High Jump (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
6:40 p.m. – Men's Shot Put (No. 4 Josh Johnson – Flight 1)
6:56 p.m. – Decathlon 400m (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
Day 2 – June 9, Thursday
11:30 a.m. – Decathlon 110m Hurdles (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
12:20 p.m. – Decathlon Discus (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
1:30 p.m. – Decathlon Pole Vault (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
3:00 p.m. – Women's Hammer (No. 4 Anna Purchase – Flight 2, No. 1 Camryn Rogers – Flight 2)
4:00 p.m. – Decathlon Javelin (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
5:32 p.m. – Women's 4x100m Semifinal (No. 16 Jada Hicks, Ezinne Abba, Maisie Stevens, Aysha Shaheed, Jordyn Grady – Heat 3)1
6:46 p.m. – Women's 100m Semifinal (No. 5 Ezinne Abba – Heat 1)
7:56 p.m. – Decathlon 1500m (No. 8 Hakim McMorris)
Day 3 – June 10, Friday
5:35 p.m. – Men's Discus (No. 1 Mykolas Alekna – Flight 2, No. 6 Iffy Joyner – Flight 2)
Day 4 – June 11, Saturday
2:32 p.m. – Women's 4x100m Final
2:50 p.m. – Women's Triple Jump (No. 15 Busola Akinduro – Flight 2)
3:22 p.m. – Women's 100m Final
This post will be updated with daily results for those checking the site. A post with the full results will be emailed out on Sunday morning.
Grady will probably run this 4x100m semifinal instead of Abba. Should Cal advance to Saturday’s Final, expect Abba to replace Grady.