Men's and Women's Track and Field Compete at Stanford Invite

March 26, 2001

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BEARS TRAVEL TO STANFORD INVITATIONAL, UC DAVIS MULTIS
Coming off first-place team finishes at UC Davis last weekend, the California men's and women's track and field teams compete at the non-scoring Stanford Invitational Sat.-Sun., March 31-April 1. The Stanford Invite is one of the largest collegiate track and field meets in the country. Collegiate track competition begins Saturday at 2:05 p.m., with the women's 100mH and ends at 10:05 p.m., with the final heat of the women's 5,000m. Field events begin Saturday at noon with the women's javelin. Sunday's track competition begins at 9 a.m. with the women's 1500m and concludes at 3:45 p.m., with the men's 4X400m relay. Sunday's field events begin at 9 a.m. with the women's hammer.Juniors Matt Blair and Shawna Adkins look to qualify for Pac-10s and nationals Thurs.-Fri., March 29-30, at the UC Davis Multi-Event competition. The heptathlon begins each day at noon, and the decathlon starts at 1 p.m. each day.

LAST YEAR'S STANFORD INVITATIONAL IN REVIEW
Bolota Asmerom ran a then-career-best and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 13:42.79 in the 5000m on the first day of the 2000 Stanford Invitational. Triple jumpers Reynda King and Jerriod Mack led the way for the Bears on the second day of competition. King placed third overall and first among collegiate competitors in the triple jump with a then-career-best and NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 42-0.75. Mack won his third-consecutive triple jump competition of the spring with a mark of 50-1.25.

BEARS MEN, WOMEN PLACE FIRST AT UC DAVIS
The California men's and women's teams each finished first at the UC Davis Invitational Saturday at Woody Wilson Track. The Golden Bears women posted 188 points to outdistance Nevada (166.5), Washington (160.5) and UC Davis (148). The Bear men won a slightly closer competition with 198 points, just ahead of Washington (184). UC Davis took third at 169, and Chico State finished fourth at 94.

BEAR MEN WIN EIGHT EVENTS, WOMEN SEVEN AT UC DAVIS
The Cal men grabbed top honors in eight events at UC Davis. First-place finishes went to Wayne Boddy in the 400m (48.75), Bolota Asmerom in the 3000m (8:26.79), Martin Conrad in the 3000mSC (PR: 9:30.66), Ahmad Wright in the 400mH (53.14), Bubba McLean in the pole vault (16-6.75), Rhuben Williams in the shot put (PR: 58-0.5) and Garrett Collier in the hammer (182-10). The Cal women won seven events with Reynda King leading the way with victories in PR fashion in the long jump (20-2.5) and the triple jump (42-1.5w-NCAA provisional mark). Dana Lawson also finished first in two events - the shot put (50-7.5-NCAA prov.) and the discus (162-11). Meanwhile, Zhauntel Holman took top honors in the 100m (12.07), Tiffany Barnett in the high jump (5-6.5) and Jennifer Joyce did so in the hammer (195-1).

DID YOU KNOW?
Cal freshman hurdler Stephanie Cowling is the daughter of Larry Cowling, who has held the Bear records in both the 110mH (13.39) and the 400mH (48.46) since 1982.

LAWSON TO WRITE DIARY EACH WEEK ON CAL WEB SITE
Check out Cal senior Dana Lawson's weekly diary on the Cal Web site. The senior All-American captain takes an inside look at being a Golden Bear track and field athlete each week throughout the season.

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