Bears Win 11 Events at Cal Open

April 27, 2002

BERKELEY - In its final tune-up for next week's Big Meet, California won a combined 11 events at its own Cal Open Saturday at Edwards Stadium. The Bear women claimed six victories at the non-scored meet.

The highlight of the meet for Cal was senior Bubba McLean winning the pole vault with a season-best mark of 17-7 on his final attempt. That mark moved him up on this year's NCAA provisional qualifying list.

Coming off her NCAA qualifying performance in the 800m at last week's Mount SAC Relays, Cal senior Erin Belger won the 1500m today by over a second in 4:33.20. Also victorious for the Cal women were sophomore Jenna Johnson in the shot put (46-3.25), junior DeCola Groce in the 100m (12.22), sophomore Stephanie Cowling in the 400mH (62:29), freshman Jennifer Ladouceur in the discus (PR and Pac-10 qualifier: 158-9) and freshman Trinety White in the triple jump (39-8). Ladouceur's previous best in the discus was 145-0.

On the men's side, Cal won three of the four throwing events - junior Joe Berro with a PR of 213-0 in the javelin, sophomore Amin Nikfar in the shot put (54-3.75) and sophomore Tony Miranda in the discus (162-10). Tyler Noesen was the only Bear male to win a running event, claiming the 3000mSC (9:40.77). Berro, who only started throwing the javelin about a year ago, bettered his previous best of 206-3, set at Cal's last home meet April 13.

In the 1500m, Cal senior Lina Biber-Ferro and freshman Abby Parker cut some time off their personal bests, finishing eighth (4:43.49) and 11th (4:48.28), respectively. Freshman Shannan Hawes added a PR in the 200m (25.32) with her third-place finish. Fellow freshman Danielle Navarre also had a PR in the pole vault (5th, 11-7.75).

Other PRs from the Cal men came in the 800m from junior Mike Pestorich (2nd, 1:51.61), in the high jump with junior Herman Gill (2nd, 6-6.75), in the shot put from junior Zech Whittington (3rd, 47-11.25), in the 100m from redshirt freshman Ricci Dula (3rd, 10.97) and in the 1500m from redshirt freshman Carlos Carballo (3:57.91).

Many Cal athletes competed in events that weren't their specialties today in an effort to be prepared for the May 4 meet with Stanford, where every point will have an impact. The hammer kicks off the Big Meet at Cal beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Cal Open
April 26-27, 2002, Edwards Stadium

Cal Women's Results:
100m: 1. DeCola Groce 12.22, 3. Shannan Hawes 12.56. 200m: 3. Shannan Hawes 25.32, 11. DeCola Groce 27.23. 400m: 5. Chloe Jarvis 57.59. 800m: Chloe Jarvis DNF. 1500m: 1. Erin Belger 4:33.20, 3. Lindsey Maclise 4:35.87, 8. Lina Biber-Ferro 4:43.49, 11. Abby Parker 4:48.28. 100mH: 3. Stephanie Cowling 14.90, 5. Shawna Adkins 15.44. 400mH: 1. Stephanie Cowling 62.29, 4. Shalonda Reynolds 64.38, 5. Brooke Baires-Irvin 66.60, 7. Janeisha Adams-Ginyard. 4x100m Relay: DNC. High Jump: 2. Lauren Dudugjian 5-7, Stephanie Hass, N.M. Long Jump: 2. Trinety White 18-7. Triple Jump: 1. Trinety White 39-8, 2. Shawna Adkins 39-5w. Pole Vault: 5. Danielle Navarre 11-7.75. Shot Put: 1. Jenna Johnson 46-3.25, 2. Tamrya d'Artenay 43-5.75, 4. Shawna Adkins 38-0, 5. Jennifer Ladouceur 37.9.5. Discus: 1. Jennifer Ladouceur 158-9, 3. Tamrya d'Artenay 142-7. Hammer: 4. Tamrya d'Artenay 154-6, 7. Jennifer Ladouceur 149-10. Javelin: 6. Aliah Abdo 115-6, 7. Shawna Adkins 112-4, 10. Janeisha Adams-Ginyard 95-1.

Cal Men's Results:
100m: 3. Ricci Dula 10.97, 6. Brian White 11.11. 200m: 2. Ahmad Wright 22.16, 3. Desmond McGill 22.36, 4. Jason Manly 22.51, 5. Brian White 22.59, 6. Mark Blanco 22.86. 400m: 5. Desmond McGill 48.62, 8. Randy Fair 49.39. 800m: 2. Mike Pestorich 1:51.61, 10. Jeff Squires 1:54.89, 14. Tom Allen 1:58.57. 1500m: 8. Carlos Carballo 3:57.91, 9. Jarrell Meier 3:58.54, 11. Martin Conrad 4:01.11, 14. Craig Lee 4:03.28. 3000mSC: 1. Tyler Noesen 9:40.77. 110mH: 4. Ahmad Wright 15.28, 8. Jason Gatewood 15.51. 400mH: DNC. 4x100m Relay: DNC. 4x400m Relay: 2. California 3:25.13. High Jump: 2. Herman Gill 6-6.75. Pole Vault: 1. Bubba McLean 17-7. Long Jump: 3. Jeremiah Tolbert 21-2. Triple Jump: DNC. Shot Put: 1. Amin Nikfar 54-3.75, 3. Zech Whittington 47-11.25, 6. Tony Miranda 45-3.5. Discus: 1. Tony Miranda 162-10, 2. Joe Berro 158-2, 4. Zech Whittington 151-10, 5. Amin Nikfar 142-8. Hammer: 2. Zech Whittington 175-9, 3. Tony Miranda 153-1. Javelin: 1. Joe Berro 213-0.

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