Joyce Shatters Cal Hammer Record at Mount SAC Relays
April 21, 2002
WALNUT, Calif. - Cal senior Jennifer Joyce shattered her own two-year old school record in the hammer throw with a mark of 212-7 at the Mount SAC Relays Sunday. Joyce finished fourth overall and second among collegians in the invitational division, breaking the Cal hammer record of 206-3, set in 2000.
Nebraska's Melissa Price, the only collegian who ranks above Joyce in NCAA qualifying, finished third overall at 212-11. Competing unattached, Florence Ezeh took first (214-11), and Leslie Coons placed second (213-10).
Joyce's outstanding performance comes a day after her teammate Erin Belger clocked the second-fastest time in the nation in the 800m (2:04.60) to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career. A couple of hours after that performance, Belger finished seventh in her heat of the 1500m in a near season-best time of 4:30.67.
The Bears won a heat of the men?s University/Open Division's 4x400m relay with a season-best time of 3:12.04, holding off Wisconsin (3:12.10).
Career-best performances on the women?s side also came from Cal freshman Shannan Hawes in the 100m, placing sixth in her heat in 12.32, and sophomore Deanna Slaton in the 400mH, grabbing third in her heat in 1:00.76. For the second week in a row, Cal junior Ahmad Wright recorded a PR in the 400mH, placing third in 51.48.
Cal also sent a small contingent of athletes to UC Davis' Woody Wilson Invitational which concluded late Saturday night.
On the women's side, Cal redshirt freshman Tamrya d'Artenay had a strong day, finishing second in the shot put (43-9.5) and third in the discus (PR: 145-8). Also in the discus, freshman Jennifer Ladouceur threw a PR of 145-0 to place fourth. Cal?s Lina Biber-Ferro also ran a career-best time in the 800m (2:16.27) to grab fifth.
Sophomore Tony Miranda was the highest finisher for the Cal men, placing second in the discus with a season-best mark of 165-5.
Mount SAC Relays: Results from Sunday and late Saturday Night
Cal Women's Results:
Hammer (invit.): 4. Jennifer Joyce 212-7. 100m (U/O): 6. Shannan Hawes 12.32, 7. DeCola Groce 12.36. 1500m (U/O): 7. Erin Belger 4:30.67, 17. Lindsey Maclise 4:40.38. 100mH (U/O): 6. Stephanie Cowling 14.52. 400mH: 3. Deanna Slaton 1:00.76, 5. Stephanie Cowling 1:01.60.
Woody Wilson Invitational: Results from Saturday
Cal Women's Results:
800m: 5. Lina Biber-Ferro 2:16.27. 400mH: 1. Brooke Baires-Irvin 1:03.81, 4. Shalonda Reynolds 1:04.71, 13. Lauren Barbieri 1:08.83. Shot Put: 2. Tamyra d'Artenay 43-9.5. Discus: 3. Tammy d'Artenay 145-8, 4. Jennifer Ladouceur 145-0. Hammer: 15. Jennifer Ladouceur 144-9, 21. Tamrya d'Artenay 135-3.
Cal Men's Results:
100m: 12. Ricci Dula 11.26. 800m: 11. Jeff Squires 1:54.81, 14. Jarrell Meier 1:55.44. 1500m: 5. Jarrell Meier 3:54.6 HT. High Jump: 5. Herman Gill 6-2. Shot Put: 10. Zech Whittington 45-1, 11. Tony Miranda 43-8. Discus: 2. Tony Miranda 165-5, 4. Zech Whittington 155-10. Hammer: 10. Zech Whittington 163-7.