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Track and field: Suleman wins Pac-12 long jump

Junior Hammed Suleman leaped 25 feet, 11 1/2 inches on his third attempt to win the long jump at the Pac-12 Conference championships in Los Angeles. He is the first Cal athlete in 17 years to win the event at the league meet.

Suleman, runnerup in the event the past two seasons, moved to No. 4 on Cal’s all-time list in the event. The school record is 26-6 1/4, set by Curtis Rogers in 1985.

Suleman will try to win the triple jump on Sunday. He enters the competition ranked No. 2 among all collegians at 53-4 1/2.

Collin Jarvis, defending champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finished second in a personal-best time of 8:47.82.

Cal’s top finisher in the women’s meet was Malaina Payton, who was third in the long jump at 20-9 1/4.

The day’s highlight was delivered by 2012 Olympian Brigetta Barrett, a senior at Arizona, who was the high jump with an NCAA-rec0rd clearance of 6-6 1/4. She broke the 18-year-old record of 6-6, set by former UCLA star Amy Acuff.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Juancho

    Brethren.

    You are my brothers.

  • Eric

    CIF Southern Section Division 3 prelims:

    Khalfani won the 100 meter, 200 meter, and anchored the winning 4×100 relay (Koa Farmer is on that same relay) and 4×400 meter.

    Next weekend is the CIF Section 3 Final. Khalfani should win three out of four, with the 4×400 a dogfight with Beverly Hills (yes, Beverly Hills – they have a great 400 meter runner).

    Then there will be the CIF Masters and then finally State Championships.

  • Juancho

    Eric YAMB. Khalfanni is your Kline.