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Success for track and field in Calif.

The Arizona track and field team left the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif., on a high note this weekend after capturing nine victories in two days of competition.

Freshman Julie Labonte won another women’s shot put competition with a throw of 53 feet 9 inches, making her undefeated in the women’s outdoor shot put and the third-best shot putter in the West.

The women’s 4×400-meter team continued to build its reputation by winning the event with a time of 3:38.45 — two seconds faster than the home team.

Redshirt sophomore Abdi Hassan took a break from the 1500m to win the 800m with a personal best time of 1:49.09. He set the eighth-fastest time for the event in Arizona history and now ranks in the top 10 in the NCAA West.

Senior runner Christina Rodgers also took a vacation from her usual 800m race to win the women’s 1500m with a time of 4:31.21.

Freshman Jennifer Bergman won the 5000m with a time of 16:44.35, which was 15 seconds faster than second place.

The women high jumpers took over the pit and swept the event with freshman Brigetta Barrett and seniors Liz Patterson and Jasmin Day taking first, second and third, respectively.

After coming back from surgery and rehab, freshman Nick Ross took first in the men’s high jump with a personal best of 7 feet, 1 3/4 inches. His teammate Edgar Rivera-Morales took third with the same height but racked up more misses. 

Redshirt junior Korion Morris wouldn’t be excluded from the winner’s circle as he came back from fifth place to win the men’s discus with his last throw of the day of 166 feet and 10 inches.

Freshman Alyssa Hasslen also set a new personal best throw of 169 feet and 8 inches.

In his first track meet since high school, junior and Arizona football player Travis Cobb, finished fourth with a time of 10.79 seconds in the men’s 100m.

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