Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cal Women Take First at Hornet Invite

Women Take First at Hornet Invite
Jayla Scholis Was Part Of Cal's Victorious 4x100 At The Hornet Invite

Women Take First at Hornet Invite

SACRAMENTO - The California women's track and field team took first at the Hornet Invitational Saturday in Sacramento, finishing with 150 points. The men narrowly missed first place, finishing in second with 154 points, just four points behind first-place Weber State.

"It was a good meet considering we had a tough few weeks of hard training since MPSFs," director of track & field Tony Sandoval said. "Most of those athletes who competed at NCAA Indoors will not compete until later. We had a number of non-winning PRs, so we're excited to test ourselves over the next three weeks."

The action started on Friday when the Bears claimed two of the top three spots in women's hammer with Ilse Kaaja claiming first (60.59m, 198-09) and Destiny Parker (58.25m, 191-01) securing third.

Ashtyn Davis won the men's 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 13.89. Sandoval said it's an outstanding time and an early strong national-ranking performance.

Peter Simon took first in the men's shot put with his mark of 18.15m, 59-06.75. Cal also garnered the third and fourth spots in the event with McKay Johnson taking third (17.53m, 57-06.25) and Malik McMorris finishing fourth (15.96m, 56-11.50).

In the men's discus, Brendan Song won with his mark of 52.32m, 171-08.

The women took third and fourth in the discus as Kendall Mader was third (47.97m, 157-04) and Emma Desilva was fourth (45.19m, 148-03).

The women also picked up a couple of wins in the triple jump and the pole vault. Ashley Anderson won the triple jump with a mark of 12.33m (40-05.50), and Lauren Martinez won the pole vault with her mark of 4.10m, 13-05.25.

The women won the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 46.05. The relay consisted of Jayla Scholis, Zion Corrales-Nelson, Taylor Smith and Jackie Patterson.

The men won the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 41.30. The relay consisted of Diab Davis, Paramveer Chohan, Karsten Wethington and Tyler Brendel.

Jackie Patterson won the women's 100 meters, clocking in at 11.96.

The Bears are back in action next weekend in the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge from March 24-25 in Tempe, Ariz.

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