California’s men and women’s cross country will run in nine meets before the NCAA Championships in Terra Haute, Indiana on November 22nd. The majority of competitions happen right here in the Bay Area, so get’cha popcorn ready.
It should help their chances that several Golden Bears are earning national recognition within the conference. With due respect comes great challenge, but in 2014 look for the Bears to compete at some of their highest levels in recent memory.
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In additional news, Cal’s Track & Field has recently finalized their recruiting class according to a school press release.
“This concludes this recruiting class, although we will have a number of Spring admits like we had this year,” Coach Sandoval said to the team’s website. “I’m pleased that the staff has continued to recruit across all event areas throughout the spring as we’ve landed a number of outstanding prospects who emerged during their senior year or in JC.”
The following is a list of our newest Golden Bears, along with some of their notable accomplishments:
Scott Chisea, a transfer from the College of San Mateo and Mountain View, Calif. native, placed third at the California state junior college championships in the javelin
David Chukwu, a Fremont, Calif. native from American HS placed fourth at the California state meet in the high jump, clearing a height of 6-8.00
Steve Correa was a Los Angeles city section double winner in both the 1600-meters and 3200-meters
John Hogan, a San Francisco native from Lowell HS, placed seventh at the California state meet in the 1600-meters
Walt Jones, Jr. is transferring from Oregon State, where he played one year of football. The Redlands, Calif. native placed third at the California state meet in the long jump in 2013
Max Leach, a Seattle native, placed second at the Washington state 3A meet in the 1600-meters with a mark of 4:09.60
Ellis Newton placed fourth in the California state meet in the 800-meters
Matt Schwartz placed seventh in the California state meet in the pole vault
Cameron Tu ran a PR in the seeded 3200-meters in 9:08.12 at the Arcadia Invitational
Ashley Anderson was the California state triple jump champion last year with a PR mark of 41-3.00.
Leann Jarvis recorded a PR in the mile of 5:02.23 at the Stanford Invite
Destiny Parker, a Fontana, Calif. native, placed eighth in the shot put at the California state meet with a PR throw of 46-4.
Nuria Tio Peig, a Barcelona native from the Institut Lluis Peguera School.
Erica Wilson, a transfer from Laney College.