Cal track and field’s Ethan Cochran, Bethan Knights conclude NCAA Outdoor Championships

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Ariel Hayat/Senior Staff

The NCAA Outdoor Championships ended this weekend at the Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. After freshman Walt Jones IV and junior Thomas Joyce finished their events Wednesday, sophomore Ethan Cochran competed in the discus throw Friday, while freshman Bethan Knights ran the women’s 5,000-meter race Saturday. Although the final
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Cal senior Mike Morrison set six personal bests on his way to taking the decathlon title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Morrison finishes off career with NCAA decathlon title

Mike Morrison’s duffel bag was a little heavier on the flight home this past weekend. The Cal track and field squad’s star decathlete came back from an elbow injury sustained one season ago to capture the decathlon title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday. In his final bid for
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Meeting the contenders: Ray Stewart

The lone junior from the Cal track and field team’s NCAA contingent has just as much experience as his senior teammates. A transfer from Merritt College in Oakland, Ray Stewart wasted no time in his first season as a Bear —  qualifying for the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
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Meeting the contenders: Tracey Stewart

For some athletes, the NCAA Championships are a chance to surpass themselves  — not just their competitors. Cal’s Tracey Stewart will be content to reach her full potential in the triple jump this week in Des Moines, Iowa.

Meeting the contenders: Mike Morrison

Oregon’s three-time NCAA decathlon champion Ashton Eaton graduated last year, opening up the field this spring Cal senior Mike Morrison. With the nation’s highest score in the event this season (7,921 points), the transfer from Florida heads to Des Moines, Iowa as the favorite.

Steve Sodaro (front) took second in his heat in Eugene, Ore. to qualify for NCAAs in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Senior-heavy contingent qualifies for NCAA Championships

Sodaro to make return appearance in steeplechase

After a rocky start to his senior season, Steve Sodaro has the chance to end his collegiate career on a high note. He ran his fastest 3000m steeplechase of the season at this past weekend’s NCAA West Preliminaries to advance to next week’s NCAA Championships, where he will aim to
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