Cal Hosts Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational
April 8, 2002
CAL HOSTS BRUTUS HAMILTON MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL:
The Cal men's and women's track and field teams serve as host of the fifth-annual Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, at Edwards Stadium. The invite is in memory of the legendary Cal coach, who led the Bears from 1933-65 and coached the 1952 U.S. Olympic team. The only event Friday is the hammer - men's competition at 2 p.m. and the women's at 4 p.m. Field events begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the women's javelin and conclude with the women's high jump at 2:30 p.m. The first running event is the women's 4x100m relay at noon, and the last gun is the men's 4x400m relay at 4:10 p.m.
The non-scored meet features an eclectic mix of teams and top unattached athletes. Teams competing include Cal, Stanford, UC Davis, Nevada, Sacramento State, Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco State.
2001 BRUTUS HAMILTON INVITATIONAL IN REVIEW:
The Cal men successfully defended its 2000 Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational title, April 13-14, with 152 points at Edwards Stadium. The top-ranked USC women won the women's title with 173 points. The Cal women finished fourth with 123 points. The Bear men and women combined to win five events.
UC DAVIS QUADRANGULAR IN REVIEW:
The Cal women won 10 events en route to winning the UC Davis Quadrangular Saturday. The Bears, which also won the Cal Invite, had 226 points, while host UC Davis was second with 165. The Cal men, originally listed as third in the initial scoring, actually finished second with 155 points, just behind the winner, Utah State (169.5). The Bear men would have easily won the meet if it wasn't for a rash of injuries.
INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM UC DAVIS:
Junior Sheni Russell posted 25 points towards the Cal team score, winning the discus (153-10) and shot put (47-5), and placing second in the hammer (176-3). Her shot and hammer marks were career bests. Senior Erin Belger showed her versatility and endurance, running the 400m, 800m, 1500m and a leg of the 4x400m relay. Sophomore Stephanie Cowling had PRs in both the 100mH (14.28) and 400mH (61.28), both Pac-10 qualifying times. Senior Jennifer Joyce broke her own Woody Wilson Stadium record in the hammer (198-11). Wins from the Cal men came from senior Corey Creasey in the 3000m (8:30.05), sophomore Jason Gatewood in the high jump (6-8), senior Bubba McLean in the pole vault (16-11.5) and sophomore Jeremiah Tolbert in the long jump (22-8).
DID YOU KNOW?
ï¿½ Redshirt freshman Tamrya d'Artenay and sophomore Jenna Johnson, both throwers, had some interesting pets growing up. D'Artenay had a cow, snake, turtle, cat and two fish, while Johnson had pet turkeys.
ï¿½ 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.
ï¿½ Cowling's father, Larry, set the standing Cal records in the 110mH (13.39) and 400mH (48.46) in 1982.
ï¿½ Senior All-American pole vaulter Bubba McLean fishes for salmon in Alaska during the summer and has tales to tell about run-ins with grizzly bears.
ï¿½ Tolbert (long jump) is the third-oldest of eight children and helped raise his youngest three siblings.