Men's and Women's Track and Field Finish First at UC Davis Invite

March 24, 2001

DAVIS, Calif. - The California men's and women's track and field teams each finished first at the UC Davis Invitational Saturday at Woody Wilson Track. The Golden Bears won posted 188 points to outdistance Nevada (166.5), Washington (160.5) and UC Davis (148). The Bear men won a close competition with 190 points, just ahead of Washington (185). UC Davis took third at 170, and Chico State finished fourth at 94.

The Cal men finished first in eight events. On the track side, senior Wayne Boddy won the 400m in 48.75, and senior Bolota Asmerom won the rarely contest 3000m (8:26.79) by almost 10 seconds over UC Davis' Jack Kuen (8:36.65). Sophomore Martin Conrad slashed his 3000mSC PR by over eight seconds to win Saturday in 9:30.66. Sophomore Ahmad Wright placed first in the 400mH (53.14).

In the field events, junior Bubba McLean won the pole vault (16-6.75), sophomore Vincent Ibia claimed the long jump (23-9.5), freshman Rhuben Williams took the shot put with an improvement of almost four feet over last week's Cal Quadrangular (PR: 58-0.5) and senior Garret Collier grabbed the hammer title (182-10).

The Cal women won seven events with four seniors leading the way. Senior Reynda King claimed the long jump crown with a PR of 20-2.5, which puts her sixth on Cal's all-time performers list, and the triple jump with a PR and an NCAA provisional leap of 42-1.5 (third all-time at Cal).

Senior Dana Lawson also won two events for Bears - the shot put (50-7.5) and the discus (162-11). Meanwhile, senior Zhauntel Holman took top honors in the 100m (12.07), and senior Tiffany Barnett finished first in the high jump (5-6.5). Junior Jennifer Joyce placed first in the hammer at 195-1.

For complete meet agate, check out http://athletics.ucdavis.edu/AgsOnline/m-outdoortrack/stats/scores.htm for scores and http://athletics.ucdavis.edu/AgsOnline/m-outdoortrack/stats/USTCA.htm for events results.

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