Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cal Men Finish Third At Kansas Relays

Cal Men Finish Third At Kansas Relays
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Malik McMorris PRed In The Discus On Saturday At The Kansas Relays

Cal Men Finish Third At Kansas Relays

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LAWRENCE, Kan. - The California men finished third, while the Golden Bear women were fourth in the quadrangular meet at the Kansas Relays, which concluded Saturday from the Kansas campus. The Cal men totaled 140 points and the Cal women amassed 128.5.

"We had some wins and personal bests, but not enough throughout the meet," director of track & field Tony Sandoval said. "This is KU's signature meet, and they came with their 'A' game today and it showed."

Cal still enjoyed some strong performances on Saturday. Ashley Anderson picked up another victory this season and another PR in the triple jump with her mark of 12.99m. Staying in the women's field events, Kendall Mader moved up Cal's all-time top 10 list in the discus with her mark of 174-07 (53.22m), which ranks eighth all-time at Cal. Her previous PR of 169-0 was 10th. She placed second in the event on Saturday.

In the men's discus, Malik McMorris PRed with a mark of 55.77m. He also competed in the shot put, notching a mark of 17.53m. He finished third in both events.

"Malik McMorris had an outstanding day in the shot put and discus, with the latter a big PR for him," Sandoval said.

While McMorris was third in the shot put, Peter Simon won the event by a wide margin with his mark of 18.55m. The second-place mark was 18.06m.

Another Cal victory in the men's field events was Scott Chiesa in the javelin (62.14m). That win was also a convincing victory, as the second-place mark was 58.33m.

On the track, Ashtyn Davis won easily in the men's 110m high hurdles with his time of 13.73. The second-place time was 14.46.

In the women's 200m final, Zion Corrales Nelson came in second with a strong, but wind-aided time of 23.88.

The Bears also competed in the Cardinal Classic back in the Bay Area at Stanford where Takeshi Okada won the men's 3000m steeplechase, clocking in at 8:53.35. Max Leach placed fifth in the event (8:57.84). Also, Georgia Bell crossed the finish line in third of her section of the women's 1500m (4:26.02), while Jordyn Colter finished fourth in her section (4:21.33).

Cal returns to Berkeley next week for the Bears' big annual home meet the Brutus Hamilton Challenge from April 28-29 at Edwards Stadium. 
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