Bears Travel to UCLA Triangular

March 11, 2002

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CAL COMPETES AT UCLA TRIANGULAR
The California men's and women's track and field team compete at the UCLA Triangular Saturday, March 16. The Golden Bears battle the Bruins and Washington State. Competition begins at 8:30 a.m. with the women's hammer. The last field event is the men's discus at 3:15 p.m. The first running event on the docket is the women's 3000mSC at 12:30 p.m., and the competition concludes with the men's 4x400m relay at 4 p.m.

SCORING FOR THE MEET
The meet will be scored as a triangular with a system of 7-5-4-3-2-1 for six places for all but the relay events, which will be scored 7-5-4. There's a limit of two individuals and one relay team per school to score in each event. The meet will also be scored as four dual meets with 5-3-1 for three places for all but the relays (5-0). There'll be a limit of three individuals and one relay team per school to score in each event.

LAST YEAR VS. UCLA, WSU
Cal opened the 2001 season as host of the Cal Quadrangular, with the field consisting of Cal, UCLA, Washington State and Washington. UCLA defeated the Cal men, 111.5-51.5, and the Cal women, 107.5-55.5. The Cougars also earned victories over the Bear men (101-62) and women (104-58). Cal did earn victories over the Washington men (83-79) and women (92-70).

A LOOK BACK ON THE 2002 TROJAN INVITATIONAL
Cal opened the 2002 outdoor season with a strong showing at the non-scored Trojan Invite, March 2. Cal won seven events - Marielle Schlueter in the 3000m (10:02.06), April Holliverse in the 100mH (14.60), Deanna Slaton in the 400mH (PR: 1:01.28), Jennifer Joyce in the hammer (204-7), the 4x100m men's relay (40.93), Robert Kennedy in the long jump (24-2.25) and Bubba McLean in the pole vault (17-0).

A LOOK BACK ON THE 2002 BRUCE DRUMMOND INVITATIONAL
A handful of Cal athletes traveled to the Bruce Drummond Invitational, hosted by Sacramento State, March 9. The men's throws were one of Cal's more successful disciplines at the meet, as Tony Miranda (159-4) and Joe Berro (154-3) each posted season-best marks in the discus, Zech Whittington threw a season-best 166-11 in the hammer, and Berro posted a season-best 191-6 in the javelin.

BEARS RETURN FIVE NCAA PARTICIPANTS IN 2002
Cal returns five athletes who have NCAA Championship experience. On the men's side, the Bears feature senior Bubba McLean, who earned All-America honors for his fifth-place finish (17-10.5) in the pole vault at the 2001 NCAAs. Junior Robert Kennedy didn't compete at NCAAs last season but finished 12th in the long jump in 2001. On the women's side, the Bears return senior Missy Vanek (3rd, hept. in 2000) and senior Jennifer Joyce (10th, hammer, 2001). Joyce has competed at NCAAs for three-straight years in the hammer, earning All-America honors as a sophomore.

BEARS HOST FIVE HOME MEETS IN 2002
Cal hosts five home meets this year. The Cal Invitational is first March 22-23. Defending NCAA men's outdoor team champion Tennesse is slated to compete. The Bears also host the Cal Decathlon/Heptathlon on March 27-28, the Brutus Hamilton Invitational on April 12-13, the Cal Open on April 27 and the Big Meet on May 4.

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