Marissa Advances to 1,500 Meters Finals at Pac-12 Championships

On Saturday, May 13th, Marissa finished 5th in her heat with a  time of 4:24.37 in the 1,500 meters prelims race at the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

As the final competitor in the men’s shot put at the Pac-12 Championships Saturday afternoon, Cal’s Peter Simon stood in second place with one last throw left. The junior clearly made the most of his opportunity, unleashing a lifetime-best effort of 64-9.25 to capture the conference title, becoming the first Golden Bear to claim the honor in 36 years. Read more


Marissa Runs 8th Fastest 1,500 meters in Cal History at Brutus Hamilton

On Saturday, April 29th, Marissa finished 1st in the 1,500 meters race, with a PR time of 4:19.77 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, CA.  The time is the 8th fastest women’s 1,500 meters in Cal history.

On a picture-perfect day at Edwards Stadium, California used the ideal weather to set a host of lifetime bests at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge, while UTEP’s  Emmanuel Korir blazed to victory in the Lon Spurrier men’s 800 meters in the No. 2 time in the world this year.

The annual meet honors many of Cal’s all-time greats with named events, and the Golden Bears did their best to live up to their legacy Read more

Marissa Places 11th at the Cardinal Classic

On Friday, April 21st, Marissa finished 11th with a time of 16:21.29 in the 5,000 meters race at the Cardinal Classic in Palo Alto, California.

… Cal also competed in the Cardinal Classic on Friday. Trent Brendel placed third in the men’s 5000m (14:12.77). In the other men’s 5000m section, Robert Brandt placed fifth (13:45.45) and Garrett Corcoran claimed 10th with a time of 13:57.36. Read more

Marissa Runs 9th Fastest 3K in Cal History at the Big Meet

On Saturday, April 8th, Marissa finished 2nd with a PR time of 09:21.65 in the 3,000 meters race at the Big Meet in Palo Alto, California. The time is the 9th fastest women’s 3,000 meters in Cal history. View results

Throughout much of the afternoon, Cal and Stanford traded leads in the 123rd edition of the Big Meet. The Golden Bears, though, came on strong late and pulled away to claim the men’s competition, 91-70. Stanford prevailed in the women’s meet, 85-74. Read more

Marissa Runs 8th Fastest 5K in Cal History at Stanford Invitational

On Friday, March 31st,  Marissa finished 3rd in her section with a PR time of 16:06.86 in the 5,000 meters race at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California. The time is the 8th fastest women’s 5,000 meters in Cal history.

Bethan Knights ran the third-fastest women’s 10,000 meters in school history and Cal picked up victories by Lauren Martinez in the women’s pole vault and Malik McMorris in the men’s collegiate discus to highlight the Golden Bears’ performances at the Stanford Invitational Friday. Read more

Marissa Doubles at Cal Outdoor Opener

On Saturday, March 4th, Marissa finished 2nd in the 1,500 meters race (Watch video), with a time of 4:32.82 and later finished 1st in the 3,000 meters race, with a time of 9:45.16, at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, CA.

McKay Johnson certainly made an impression in his first competition as a Golden Bear. The freshman from Fresno won two events in his debut at the Cal Outdoor Opener Saturday at Edwards Stadium, including a school freshman-record throw of 61-4.75 in the shot put. Read more

Marissa Runs 4:58.31 Mile at UW Indoor Invitational

On Saturday, January 28th,  Marissa finished 39th overall in the mile races with a time of 4:58.31 at the University of Washington Indoor Invitational in Seattle, Washington. View results

The California track and field teams wrapped up its first meet of 2017 on Saturday evening as the Golden Bear men and women produced 17 total top 10 finishes on the final day of the University of Washington Indoor Invitational. Read more

Marissa Places 50th at NCAA West Regionals

On Friday, November 11th, Marissa finished 50th in the 6k race with a time of 20:42.8 at the NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento, California. View results

At this point of the season, legs start becoming heavy and it’s nothing but pure will that pushes teams to the finish. And with a goal in mind, the men on the Cal cross country team qualified to the NCAA Championships while the women once again failed to live up to expectations. Read more

Marissa 2nd Cal Finisher at Pac-12 Championships

On Friday, October 28th,  Marissa was the second Cal finisher at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships in Tucson, Arizona. She placed 32nd in the 6k race with a time of 21:31.5. View results

This past Friday, the 2016 Pac-12 Championships witnessed excitement and forthcoming accomplishments. The Cal cross country team went to Tucson, Arizona, and performed as expected in their respective middle-of-the-pack finishes. Read more

Marissa Places 38th at Pre-Nationals

On Saturday, October 15th,  Marissa finished 38th in the 6k race at the ISU Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana, with a time of 20:52. View results

This past Saturday, the Cal cross country team closed out the regular season in solid fashion. With only two weeks remaining before the Pac-12 Championships, the Bears competed at the NCAA Pre-Nationals and the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.

The NCAA Pre-Nationals brought the women one of their best performances on the season, finishing eighth out of 41 teams with a time of 1:45.2. The LaVern Gibson Championship Course saw junior Bethan Knights run the 6K course in 20:21.0 to place eighth out of a field of 284. Read more