Athletics Releases Schedule 2023

Bears poised for an even bigger year after historic 2022

Athletics Schedule 2023


California Athletics may not even start competing for another two months, but they’ve worked hard in the weight room and on the track – and with the final schedule now set, Bears fans can see when and where to catch this star. peppered squad compete in 2023.

“Everyone is looking great so far,” said Robyne Johnson, Director of Athletics/Cross Country. “We look forward to seeing some great performances and getting great chances for everyone. I am very excited about our team and all its potential. Things will only improve as we get closer to the season – it’s going to be a great year again.”

Cal’s men finished the year ranked 18th on the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) after achieving a high rank of 15th. The women finished the season in 21st place after finishing in 13th place earlier in the season.
The team begins the indoor season with a trip to Albuquerque, NM for the New Mexico Team Open on January 27-28, followed by a trip to Spokane, Washington to compete in the WSU Open (February 3-4). . . Cal then splits his roster for the weekend of February 10-11, sending athletes to both the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque and the Husky Classic in Seattle. They will wrap up their premier indoor roster with the Pac-12 Invitational in Seattle on February 25-26; After that, the qualified athletes will return to Albuquerque on March 10th and 11th for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The Bears’ outdoor season begins at Edwards Stadium a week before the Indoor Championships with the Cal Opener on March 4 and continues two weeks later with the one-day Cardinal Classic in Palo Alto, Calif. on March 18. Cal then travels to San Diego for the Aztec Invitational, running March 24-25, before splitting the team again; Some will be shipped to Austin, Texas to compete in the prestigious Texas Relays (March 30-April 1), while the rest will head to Palo Alto for the Stanford Invitational (March 31-April 1).

April begins with another meet-up hosted by Cal at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, scheduled for April 8 this year, before the team travels to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California on April 13-15. Another trip to Palo Alto follows on April 21 for the Payton Jordan Invitational; After that, the Bears return to Berkeley to host Stanford for the 128th Big meeting on April 28th. Their best athletes will then appear at the Pac-12 Outdoor Championships May 12-14, to be held at a location yet to be determined, before qualifiers head to the NCAA West Region Preliminary in nearby Sacramento, Calif. (May 24-14). -May 27). Finally, the season concludes with a return to Austin for the NCAA Outdoor Championships June 7-10.

Cal will also host two all-comers meetings at Edwards Stadium on February 4th and 18th.

Last year’s team set a staggering two NCAA records (Camryn Rogers, women’s hammer; Mykolas Alekna, men’s discus), five school records and two freshman records, and a total of 62 entries in the program’s all-time top 10 lists. The Bears swept Stanford at 127th Big Meet in Palo Alto and further in 3rd placeapprox (women) and 6th (men) at the Pac-12 Championships with 3 individual champions and 12 podiums overall before sending their largest group of 31 athletes ever to the NCAA West Region Preliminary. Thirteen Golden Bear athletes qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, eventually amassing a total of seven All-American nominations, capped by Roger’s third straight hammer title. It was the first time since 1922—Cal’s first-ever track season—that the Bears fielded four First Team All-American pitchers.

After arguably the Bears’ best season ever, a string of postseason awards went to Cal. Johnson was named USTFCCCA West Region Women’s Coach of the Year, while throwing coach Mohamad Saatara received both USTFCCCA West Region Men’s and Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year awards. Rogers became Cal’s first-ever finalist for The Bowerman and earned the USTFCCCA title of West Region Women’s Field Athlete of the Year and a Honda Sport Award finalist nomination. Alekna, meanwhile, secured his spot as the USTFCCA Western Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year and was also named Pac-12 Men’s Field Athlete of the Year and Men’s Freshman of the Year.

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