Bear Women Second, Men Third at Holiday Inn Classic
Feb. 19, 2002
RENO, Nev. - The California women's indoor track and field team finished second at the Holiday Inn Classic last Saturday, while the Golden Bear men placed third.
Nevada won the 13-team women's competition with 142.50 points, with the Bears finishing as runner-ups with 88. There was a sharp drop off to third-place Cal State Stanislaus (43) and fourth-place Cal State Fullerton (37).
In the 11-team men's competition, UC Riverside took top honors with 63 points, followed by Cal State Sacramento (56), Cal (54) and Cal State Stanislaus (42).
Lawson also placed second in the shot put with an NCAA provisional mark of 51-1, with teammate Jenna Johnson in third at 46-2. Cal's Reynda King took second in the triple jump (39-7.25), and Jennifer Joyce grabbed third in the weight throw (52-11.5).
Winning events for the Cal men were Robert Kennedy in the long jump (23-10.75) and Vincent Ibia in the triple jump (47-10). Bubba McLean also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the pole vault, finishing fourth at 17-0.75.
Top performances from the Cal men also came from Jason Gatewood in the high jump (2nd, 6-9),