Cal Travels to UC Davis Invitational

April 1, 2002

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CAL TRAVELS TO UC DAVIS MEET:
The Cal men's and women's track and field teams compete at the UC Davis Invitational Saturday, April 6. The field consists of UC Davis, Cal, Utah State and Chico State. Field events begin at 10 a.m., with the women's hammer, javelin, long jump and pole vault. The running events start at noon with the women's 4x100m Relay. The final gun is the men's 4x400m Relay at 3:15 p.m.

ADKINS FINISHES SECOND AT CAL MULTI-MEET:
Senior Shawna Adkins finished second in the heptathlon at the Cal Multis Meet, March 27-28, with a career-best 5170 points. Her previous heptathlon best of 5050 points came in her fourth-place finish at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships. She easily qualified for the Pac-10 meet but was five points shy of the NCAA provisional qualifying total. The San Jose native also moved from ninth to eighth on the Cal career chart.

SCHLUETER BREAKS HER CAL RECORD IN STEEPLECHASE:
Senior Marielle Schlueter broke her own school record in the 3000mSC by about 13 seconds at the Stanford Invitational. She finished seventh in the race in an NCAA provisional time of 10:30.09. The San Francisco product previously clocked 10:43.49 at the UCLA Triangular, March 16. Currently, Schlueter and senior Jennifer Joyce are the only two active school record holders. Joyce set the Cal record in the hammer (206-3) with her second-place finish at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships. Joyce won the hammer in her first three meets of the season and finished second at Stanford over the weekend.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM STANFORD INVITE:
Cal set numerous personal best times/marks at the Stanford Invitational. Those included: senior Corey Creasey in the 5000m (2nd section 3, 14:24.72), junior Joe Berro in the javelin (fourth, 198-0), junior Ahmad Wright in the 400m (11th top section, 48.42), freshman Randy Fair in the 400m (14th top section, 48.53), sophomore Deanna Slaton in the 400mH (6th, 1:01.11) and freshman Lindsey Maclise in the 1500m (14th, 4:38.62).

DID YOU KNOW?

� Senior pole vaulter Bubba McLean fishes for salmon in Alaska during the summer.

� Sophomore Jeremiah Tolbert II (long jump) is the third-oldest of eight children and helped raise his youngest three siblings.

� Cal freshman long jumper/triple jumper Trinety White was the first female to kick the winning field goal in a high school game in Northern California. She played on the Marysville High School football, track, basketball and soccer teams.

� Deanna Slaton's (400mH, 400m) sister (Danielle) is an All-American soccer player at Santa Clara and was a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team.

� Senior Erin Belger's (middle distances) parents were both collegiate 800m national champions, and her mother, Sue, competed for current Cal coach Tony Sandoval at New Mexico.

UP NEXT....BRUTUS HAMILTON INVITATIONAL, APRIL 12-13:
Cal returns home to Edwards Stadium Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, to host the Brutus Hamilton Invitational. The hammer takes place Friday at 2 p.m. Competition begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The field includes Cal, Stanford, UC Davis, Nevada (women), Sacramento State, Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco State.

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