Cal long jumpers Hammed Suleman and Malaina Payton advanced to the NCAA track and field championships during the West Preliminary meet Thursday at Austin, Texas.
Suleman leaped 25 feet, 1 1/4 inches on his second attempt to qualify for the NCAA meet, June 5-8 at Eugene, Ore. He won the Pac-12 meet two weeks ago with a personal-best jump of 25-11 1/2.
On Friday, Suleman will try to qualify in the triple jump, where he is seeded No. 1 in the West meet.
Payton jumped 20-11 3/4 on her third attempt, passed on her remaining tries and also qualified for the NCAA championships.
The West Preliminary meet runs through Saturday.