Cal Men and Women Finish Third at UCLA Triangular

March 16, 2002

LOS ANGELES - The California men's and women's track and field team turned in some strong performances but finished third at the UCLA Triangular Saturday at Drake Stadium. On the women's side, UCLA came in first with 148 points, followed by Washington State with 136 and the Golden Bears with 112. The Bruins also took top honors in the men's competition with 160.5 points, followed by WSU with 148.5 and Cal with 89.

Three seniors won three different events for the Cal women. All-American Jennifer Joyce won the hammer throw for the Bears with a mark of 202-11, and junior Sheni Russell came in third in the hammer with a personal best of 166-9. Joyce had already qualified for the NCAA outdoor meet. Marielle Schlueter broke her own Cal record in the 3000m steeplechase by over a second by winning the event in 10:43.49. Erin Belger (2:10.71) and Lache Bailey (PR: 2:12.41) finished one-two in the 800m.

Other personal bests for Cal came from sophomore Jenna Johnson in the shot put (3rd, 48-10.75, NCAA provisional), junior DeCola Groce in the 100m (3rd, 12.12) and sophomore Stephanie Cowling in the 400mH (3rd, 1:02.68).

Senior Jerriod Mack (triple jump, 49-5.75) and junior Mike Pestorich (800m, 1:54.36) turned in the only first-place performances for the Bear men.

Personal best performances from the Cal men included junior Zech Whittington in the hammer (4th, 173-9), freshman Randy Fair in the 400m (4th, 48.64), junior Mark Blanco (fifth, 48.77) and junior Nick Mazur in the 100m (5th, 10.68).

Team Scores (Women):
1. UCLA 148, 2. WSU 136, 3. Cal 112
Dual Scores (Women):
UCLA 111, Cal 84, UCLA 106, WSU 92, WSU 105, Cal 93

Cal Individual Performances:
100m: 3. DeCola Groce 12.12, 6. Stephanie Hawes 12.81. 200m: 6. DeCola Groce 25.59, 7. Stephanie Hawes 25.87. 400m: 4. Chloe Jarvis 57.91. 800m: 1. Erin Belger 2:10.71, 2. Lache Bailey 2:12.41. 1500m: 4. Marielle Schlueter 4:42.6, 5. Lindsey Maclise 4:42.8. 3000mSC: 1. Marielle Schlueter 10:43.49. 100mH: 3. April Holliverse 14.15, 5. Stephanie Cowling 14.50. 400mH: 3. Stephanie Cowling 1:02.68, 4. April Holliverse 1:02.75. 4x100m Relay: 3. Cal (Corley, Hawes, Groce, Cowling) 47.50. 4x400m Relay: 3. Cal (Cowling, Bailey, Jarvis, Belger) 3:50.46. 3000mSC: 6. Abby Parker 10:37.26. Hammer: 1. Jennifer Joyce, 202-11, 8. Tamrya d'Artenay 143-0. Javelin: 3. Trinety White 122-0, 5. Jennifer Ramos 117-6, 7. Shawna Adkins 106-4. Long Jump: 4. Kenya Corley 18-4.5, 5. Trinety White 18-2.25. High Jump: 3. Lauren Dudugjian 5-8, 4. Cynthia Mallory 5-6. Shot Put: 3. Jenna Johnson 48-10.75, 6. Tamrya d'Artenay 44-7.5. Triple Jump: 4. Trinety White 39-8.75, 5. Shawna Adkins 39-4. Pole Vault: 3. Leora Ward, 12-0, 4. Danielle Navarre 11-6. Discus: 3. Jennifer Joyce 159-2, 4. Sheni Russell 156-1, 5. Tamrya d'Artenay 145-0, 7. Jenna Johnson 137-2.

Team Scores (Men):
1. UCLA 160.5, 2. WSU 148.5, 3. Cal 89
Dual Scores (Men):
UCLA 127, Cal 68, UCLA 104.5, WSU 98.5, WSU 120, Cal 75

Cal Individual Performances:
100m: 5. Nick Mazur 10.68, 7. Jason Manly 11.01, 8. Brian White 11.20. . 200m: 4. Nick Mazur 21.87w, 6. Jason Manly 22.30. 400m: 4. Randy Fair 48.64, 5. Mark Blanco 48.77. 800m: 1. Mike Pestorich 1:54.36, 6. Desmond McGill 1:56.95. 3000mSC: 5. Martin Conrad N/A, 6. Tyler Noesen N/A. 1500m: 6. Jarrell Meier 3:58.14, 7. Jeff Squires 3:58.63. 5000m: 3. Carlos Carballo 14:42.22, 5. Corey Creasey 14:50.05, Girmay Guangul DNF, Martin Conrad DNF. 110mH: 4. Jason Gatewood 15.46. 400mH: 2. Ahmad Wright 52.35. 4x100m Relay: 3. Cal (Mazur, Manly, Wright, White) 41.57. 4x400m Relay: 2. Cal (Wright, McGill, Blanco, Fair) 3:13.11. Hammer: 4. Zech Whittington 173-9. Pole Vault: Bubba McLean NH. Javelin: 4. Joe Berro 194-4. Long Jump: 2. Jerriod Mack 24-1, 4. Jeremiah Tolbert 23-9.5, 8. Vincent Ibia 18-4.5. Discus: 4. Tony Miranda 161-4, 5. Joe Berro 148-8. High Jump: 3. David Glasgow 6-6, 4. Jason Gatewood 6-6. Shot Put: 5. Tony Miranda 47-9.25, 6. Amin Nikfar 47-7. Triple Jump: 1. Jerriod Mack 49-5.75.

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