Cal Track and Field: A Pair of Hammer Throwers Advance to NCAA Championships
Cal will be represented in the men’s and women’s hammer throw at the NCAA Track and Field Championships after Camryn Rogers and Silviu Bocancea both qualified at the West Regional meet Thursday in Sacramento.
Rogers, the sophomore from Canada who won the Pac-12 title, was easily the top qualifier with a throw of 220 feet, 6 inches. Her Pac-12 mark was 229-0.
Bocancea, a senior, was fourth among the 12 qualifiers from the West who will compete June 5-8 at Austin, Texas. He threw 221-2, off his best of 225-9.
Three more Cal athletes stayed alive in Sacramento after their first-round races:
— Junior Paramveer Chohan, who ranks seventh among collegiate runners this season in the 400-meter hurdles, was the 14th qualifier with a time of 51.03, moving on to Friday’s quarterfinals. Chohan has a best of 49.80.
— Junior Zion Corrales-Nelson ran a personal-best of 11.50 in the women’s 100 meters, placing 14th on the day to move to Friday’s quarterfinal.
— Senior Rebecca Croft moved on in the 800, clocking 2:07.63 to qualify 17th into Friday’s quarterfinals.
Sophomore Mina Anglero did not qualify in the women’s 1,500 despite running a personal-best time of 4:21.34.
The West Regional meet runs through Saturday.