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Marissa 3rd Cal Finisher at NCAA Championships

On Saturday, November 18, Cal placed 22nd at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Marissa ran a time of 21:29.64 and placed 192nd.

The California women’s cross country team finished in 22nd place in their first NCAA Championship berth in six years as they took on the nation’s best at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday.

The Championship was moved up due to the threat of severe weather, but that didn’t faze the Bears as they finished one spot ahead of their ranking in the USFTCCCA Poll. Read more

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Marissa Runs PR at NCAA West Regional

On Friday, November 10, Marissa finished 36th with a course PR time of 20:35.51 in the 6k race on the Jefferson Park Golf Course at the NCAA West Regionals in Seattle, Washington.

The California cross country teams headed north for the NCAA West Regional Championships on Friday at Jefferson Golf Course. The women finished in fifth place, while the men took home ninth. The women tied the program’s fourth-best NCAA West Regional place while defeating no. 16 Washington. Read more

Cal Athletics Profiles Marissa

Cal Athletics profiled Marissa in an edition of its “Getting to Know” series.

Junior Marissa Williams was a huge factor for the women’s cross country team last weekend, returning from an injury to race in only her second meet of the season and placing 21st overall at the Pac-12 Championships. Williams helped lead the team to a fifth-place finish, its top finish in conference since 2010.

We know Williams can help her team with her legs, but what else do we need to know about this Golden Bears’ junior? We find out in this edition of “Getting to Know”.  Read more

Adding Marissa Was Huge for Cal at Pac-12, Says Coach Houlihan

According to Cal head coach Shayla Houlihan, adding Marissa was huge for Cal at the Pac-12 Championships.

For almost every sport, the Pac-12 is one of the most competitive conferences in the nation. Running is no exception, and at the Pac-12 Championships, Cal cross country’s men’s and women’s teams respectively finished a respectable seventh and fifth in very difficult fields. Read more

Marissa Runs PR at PAC-12 Championships

On Friday, October 27th, Marissa placed 21st with a time of 19:30.4 at the PAC-12 Championship meet, held in Springfield, OR.

The California cross country teams took on 12 top-30 ranked teams today at the Pac-12 Championship meet in Springfield, Ore. The women placed fifth overall in the championship meet and the men finished the meet in seventh. Read more

Marissa Finishes 32nd at Bronco Invite

On Saturday, October 14th, Marissa placed 32nd with a time of 21:18.5 in the 6k race in the Santa Clara University Bronco Invitational at Baylands Regional Park in Sunnyvale, CA.

The California cross country teams conquered the competition for the third time this season as they finished strongly against top-ranked teams at the Nuttycombe Invitational at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Madison, Wisconsin. Read more

Marissa Earns Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

Marissa was one of the 21 Golden Bears from the men’s and women’s track and field teams who received honorable mention for the Pac-12 All-Academic teams.

Five members of the California men’s track and field team were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team, announced Friday by the conference. In addition to the five Golden Bears, 21 Cal student-athletes combined between the men’s and women’s teams garnered honorable-mention honors. Read more

Marissa Places 43rd at NCAA West Regional

On Saturday, May 27th, Marissa finished 43rd in the 5,000 meters race, with a time of 17:53.57 at the NCAA West Regional, in Austin, Texas.

Ashley Anderson will join Peter Simon and Bethan Knights at the NCAA Championships after she qualified in the triple jump on Saturday in the final day of the NCAA West Regional from Austin, Texas. The trio will compete in two weeks at the national meet in Eugene, Ore,. Anderson finished eighth with a personal-best mark of 13.20, 43-3.75. That mark also ranks fifth in school history.  Read more

Marissa Places 11th at Pac-12 Championships

On Sunday, May 14th, Marissa finished 11th with a time of 4:29.85 in the 1,500 meters race at the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Heading into the Pac-12 Championships, Ashtyn Davis was a perfect 6-for-6 in 110-meter hurdles finals this season. Make that 7-for-7 after Sunday’s action as the Cal junior cruised across the line in a lifetime-best 13.50 seconds to capture the conference title in the event. Read more

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