Cal Women, Top-ranked Tennessee Men Win Cal Invitational

March 23, 2002

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BERKELEY - The California women's track and field team opened its home season by winning the Cal Invitational with 179 points Saturday at Edwards Stadium. Top-ranked Tennessee easily won the men's competition with 227.5 points. The Golden Bear men placed fourth with 102.

Washington placed second in both the men's (139 points) and women's (139.5) team races.

The Bear women had an outstanding meet, posting numerous PRs and winning eight events. It began with a victory from senior All-American Jennifer Joyce in the hammer throw (204-1) yesterday and concluded with seven wins today. Freshman Trinety White was a double winner for Cal, taking the long jump with a PR of 18-10 and the triple jump (39-10). The discus was a strong event for Cal, as junior Sheni Russell and Joyce finished first (172-0) and second (164-7), respectively, with personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying marks. Russell's previous best in the discus was 157-3, while Joyce's was 161-11.

Other Bear victories came from junior Leora Ward in the pole vault (PR: 12-5.5), senior Marielle Schlueter in the 3000mSC (10:45.40) and senior Lauren Dudugjian in the high jump (5-7). Dudugjian cleared a season-best of 5-8.75 in the jump off for first. Senior Erin Belger propelled Cal to first in the 4x400m Relay. The Bears were in third as Belger took the final baton exchange, but she zoomed into the lead by the final straight-away.

Tennessee came to Berkeley fresh off its 2002 NCAA Indoor title and as the reigning 2001 NCAA Outdoor champion, as well. The Volunteers were most impressive in the sprints today, winning the 100, 200, 400, 110mH and 400mH. In fact, they swept the top three spots in the 100m and 110mH. Karl Jennings won both hurdle events.

The Cal men continued to compete shorthanded, as a number of their top athletes did not compete due to injuries. Senior Corey Creasey was the only Bear to win an event. He hung on to defeat Washington's Andy Fader in the 5000m - 14:40.24 to 14:41.38.

Senior Bubba McLean cleared an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 17-2.75 to finish second in the pole vault. Also finishing second were sophomore Amin Nikfar in the shot put with a season-best heave of 54-7.5 and redshirt freshman David Glasgow in the high jump (6-6.75).

Up next for the Bears is the Cal Multi-Event Meet, March 27-28, at Edwards Stadium and the Stanford Invitational, March 29-30.

Women's Team Scores:
1. California 179, 2. Washington 139.5, 3. Stanford 124, 4. Nevada 122, 5. Kent State 104, 6. UC Davis 62.5.

Men's Team Scores: 1. Tennessee 227.5, 2. Washington 139, 3. Stanford 129.5, 4. Cal 102, 5. Kent State 66, 6. UC Davis 61.

Cal Women's Results: 100m: 3. Shannan Hawes 12.38, 7. DeCola Groce 12.55. 200m: 5. Shannan Hawes 25.41, 10. DeCola Groce 26.26. 400m: 6. Chloe Jarvis 57.75, 8. Deanna Slaton 57.92. 800m: 2. Erin Belger 2:12.11, 7. Lindsey Maclise 2:16.84. 1500m: 5. Lindsey Maclise 4:40.51, 10. Lina Biber-Ferro 5:00.71. 3000m: 8. Marielle Schlueter 10:23.27, 10. Lina Biber-Ferro 11:27.68. 3000mSC: 1. Marielle Schlueter 10:45.40. 100mH: 5. Stephanie Cowling 14.43, 6. April Holliverse 14.46, 9. Shawna Adkins 15.25. 400mH: 3. Stephanie Cowling 1:01.31, 5. April Holliverse 1:01.86, 13. Brooke Baires-Irvin 1:05.43, 15. Shalonda Reynolds 1:07.32. 4x100m Relay: 4. California 47.63. 4x400m Relay: 1. California 3:46.99. Shot Put: 2. Jenna Johnson 47-7.75, 9. Shawna Adkins 41-3, 10. Tamrya d'Artenay 40-8.25. Discus: 1. Sheni Russell 172-0, 2. Jennifer Joyce 164-7, 7. Jennifer Ladouceur 144-6, 9. Tamrya d'Artenay 136-8. Hammer: 1. Jennifer Joyce 204-1, 3. Sheni Russell 168-3, 15. Jennifer Ladouceur 130-2, Tamrya d'Artenay ND. Javelin: 7. Jennifer Ramos 124-6, 11. Aliah Abdo 110-6, 12. Shawna Adkins 109-2, 13. Trinety White 106-2. Pole Vault: 1. Leora Ward 12-5.5, 9. Danielle Navarre 11-5.75. High Jump: 1. Lauren Dudugjian 5-7 (5-8.75 jump off), 3. Cynthia Mallory 5-7, Aliah Abdo NH. Long Jump: 1. Trinety White 18-10. Triple Jump: 1. Trinety White 39-10, 4. Shawna Adkins 38-10.5.

Cal Men's Results: 100m: 4. Nick Mazur 10.87, 11. Brian White 11.33. 200m: 6. Nick Mazur 22.30. 400m: 9. Mark Blanco 48.75, 11. Desmond McGill 49.16, 12. Randy Fair 49.64. 800m: 4. Mike Pestorich 1:52.77, 6. Jeff Squires 1:54.05, 14. Tom Allen 1:56.56. 1500m: 11. Jarrell Meier 3:55.34, 15. Jonathan Balzer 4:02.13, 19. Craig Lee 4:10.91. 3000mSC: 3. Martin Conrad 9:18.89, 7. Tyler Noesen 9:34.26. 5000m: 1. Corey Creasey 14:40.24, 7. Carlos Carballo 15:00.59, Tyler Noesen DNF, Martin Conrad DNF. 110mH: no competitors. 400mH: 3. Ahmad Wright 52.31. 4x100m Relay: 3. California 41.39. 4x400m Relay: 3. California 3:14.50. Shot Put: 2. Amin Nikfar 54-7.5. Discus: 6. Tony Miranda 156-11. Hammer: 4. Zech Whittington 172-5. Javelin: 6. Joe Berro 188-10. Pole Vault: 2. Bubba McLean 17-2.75. High Jump: 2. David Glasgow 6-6.75, 7t. Herman Gill 6-4.75, 7t. Jason Gatewood 6-4.75, 10. Kris Cuaresma-Primm 6-4.75. Long Jump: 8. Jeremiah Tolbert 21-1.25, Jerriod Mack ND. Triple Jump: Jerriod Mack ND.

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