Mykolas Alekna’s rookie season takes its place among the best in Cal’s history

Cal’s Mykolas Alekna was an inch shy of putting together a perfect rookie season throwing the discus.

Unbeaten all season – including twice breaking the college record – Alekna finished second in the NCAA Athletics Championships on Friday. Claudia Romero of Virginia beat him by an inch.

His senior teammate Iffy Joyner (left in cover photo) finished fourth on Friday.

Alekna’s college record of 225 feet 6 inches (68.73 meters) places him fifth on the 2022 world list.

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