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Track and field: Bears split in Big Meet

The Cal men’s track and field team beat Stanford 85-78 in the 119th Big Meet. Tom Blocker won the 100 and 200 meters and ran on the victorious 400 relay team as the Bears won for the first time since 2006.

Hammed Suleman swept the long and triple jumps for Cal, which leads  the all-time series 67-50-2.

Stanford won the women’s meet for the third straight season, posting a 102-61 victory. Charnell Price won the 100 and 200 for the Bears. Stanford’s women own a 23-11 series edge.

– RUGBY: Cal blasted Notre Dame 77-0 in the quarterfinals of the Varsity Cup National Championships at Annapolis, Md. The win sets up a semifinal matchup vs. Navy, which beat Dartmouth 32-0.

The Bears (20-0) and Midshipmen (8-1) will meet next Saturday at 1 p.m. at Witter Rugby Field in Berkeley.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Gobears49

    Finally, some rugby coverage! A question needs to be discussed by Jeff (he should also ask for coach Jack Clack’s opinion) and commented on in this blog — given the Bears total dominance this year (except, perhaps, the St. Mary’s game), is this the greatest Cal rugby team of all time? If not, which one is and how the teams be ranked for greatness?

    I don’t follow Cal rugby closely, but have seen a few matches over the years, including some NCAA wins. So I am not qualified to rank Cal’s rugby teams, but I know this year’s is a very good one. Maybe this article and comments should be put on hold until after the season ends. Cal hasn’t won it, yet.

    BTW, Jeff should ask Coach Clark why he is playing in the 15′s this year but did not do so (I believe) last year.

  • Eric

    What was Blocker’s 100m and 200m time?