Track and Field Hosts 4th-Annual Brutus Hamilton Invitational
April 9, 2001
BEARS HOST BRUTUS HAMILTON INVITE
California hosts the fourth-annual Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational Fri.-Sat., April 13-14, at Edwards Stadium. The invite honors the legendary Cal coach, who led the Bears from 1933-65 and coached the 1952 U.S. Olympic team. The eight team field consists of Cal, Arizona, Stanford, USC, Ohio State, Sacramento State, UC Davis and Nevada (women). Friday is devoted exclusively to the hammer with competition beginning at 2 p.m. The women's javelin gets things rolling at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. If necessary a handful of 'B' races begin at 11 a.m. Otherwise, the women's 5000m is the first track event at noon. The day concludes with the 4x400m relays at 4 p.m.
2000 BRUTUS HAMILTON INVITATIONAL IN REVIEW
The Cal men and women were each victorious at last year's Brutus Hamilton Invitational, which featured a ceremony celebrating the renovation of Edwards Stadium. The Bear men scored 196.5 points, while UC Davis was second at 98. The Bear women held off Nevada 144-113.5.
SEVERAL NCAA MARKS POSTED AT TEXAS RELAYS
Cal turned in many impressive performances in its first appearance at the Texas Relays since 1997 last weekend. Senior Dana Lawson automatically qualified for the NCAA Championship in the shot put with a third-place throw of 53-4.5. Lawson also turned in an NCAA provisional mark of 188-7 in the hammer. Add that to her provisional mark in the discus set at the Stanford Invitational, and Lawson could find herself competing in three events at NCAAs. Pole vaulters Maria Lopez (12-11.5) and Bubba McLean (17-4.5) also provisionally qualified for NCAAs. McLean's mark bettered his previous PR set indoors (17-2.75).
JOHNSON SETS CAL FRESHMAN RECORD IN THE SHOT PUT
Freshman Jenna Johnson, a product of Arroyo Grande, Calif., set a Cal freshman record in the shot put at the Texas Relays. She finished sixth in section B of the shot put with a PR of 47-2.5, breaking Cindy Durchslag's record of 46-10 set in 1983.
OTHER NEWS OF NOTE FROM TEXAS RELAYS
Senior John Collin posted the Golden Bears only first-place finish at the Texas Relays, winning the 1500m in 3:55.09. Sophomore Vincent Ibia was aided by a strong wind, as he recorded a PR of 50-0.5 in the triple jump. Redshirt freshman Cynthia Mallory cleared a PR of 5-8 in the high jump.
CAL WOMEN TIED FOR NO. 16 IN TRACKWIRE TOP 25
The Trackwire 25 is generated from a formchart that projects the finish of every NCAA event and is released each week during the track and field season. As of the last ranking on April 3, the Cal women were tied with Kansas State at No. 16. The Bears began the year tied for No. 15 in the preseason poll and moved up to a tie for No. 13, March 27.