Cal Women Eighth, Men Ninth at Pac-10 Championships

May 19, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. - Senior Jennifer Joyce won the hammer title to highlight California's participation at the Pac-10 Championships Sunday at Mooberry Track and Field Complex.

Joyce, the Canadian and Cal record holder in the hammer at 214-0, won the event with a mark of 204-1 on her final throw of the day and also after fouling on her first two attempts. The Vancouver product finished second in the hammer at the conference meet as a freshman and sophomore, and third as a junior.

'I was having a terrible day,' said Joyce. 'I really don't know what was wrong, but every throw I improved a little bit. By the time I was going to my last throw, I was figuring things out. My rhythm and tempo started to come back towards the end.'

Joyce's 10 points for winning the hammer helped the Bear women avoid a last-place team showing. They placed eighth with 44 points, ahead of ninth-place Washington (36). The Cal men, who have competed all season without many of their marquee athletes due to injuries, took ninth with 22 points. The UCLA women repeated as Pac-10 champions with 160 points, edging out USC (157). The Stanford men also defended their title with 151 points, while Oregon was second with 125.

Junior Leora Ward was the Bear women's next best scorer, tying for fourth in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-10. Also in the field events, junior Sheni Russell placed sixth in the discus (162-10), while freshman Trinety White and senior Shawna Adkins finished seventh (39-2.25) and eighth (38-9.75), respectively, in the triple jump.

On the track, senior Erin Belger took sixth in the 800m (2:09.64), freshman Lindsey Maclise clocked a PR of 4:31.13 to grab eighth in the 1500m and sophomore Deanna Slaton also added a point in the 400mH (1:01.45). The Bears' short relay was seventh (47.32), while the long relay placed sixth (3:43.65).

Junior Ahmad Wright led the Bear men with a fourth-place showing in the 400mH (51.59), his third-straight year to score in the event at Pac-10s. Sophomore Bruce Giron became a first-time Pac-10 scorer by recording the fifth-best mark in the triple jump (PR: 49-10), and junior Vincent Ibia took eighth in the same event (49-2.25w).

Cal redshirt freshman David Glasgow matched his career best of 6-10.75 to tie for fifth in the high jump. The remaining Bear points came from a sixth-place finish in the 4x100m relay (41.90) and a seventh-place one in the 4x400m relay (3:43.65).

Next up for some of the Cal athletes is the NCAA Championships, May 29-June 1, in Baton Rouge, La.

Pac-10 Track and Field Championships
May 18-19 at Mooberry Track and Field Complex

Team Scores (Women):
1. UCLA 160, 2. USC 157, 3. Stanford 121, 4. Arizona State 89, 5. Washington State 85, 6. Oregon 67, 7. Arizona 59, 8. California 44, 9. Washington 36.

Team Scores (Men):
1. Stanford 151, 2. Oregon 125, 3. Southern California 103.50, 4. Arizona State 103, 5. Arizona 99, 6. UCLA 91.50, 7. Washington State 71, 8. Washington 49, 9. California 22.

Cal Women's Final Results:
800m: 6. Erin Belger 2:09.64. 1500m: 8. Lindsey Maclise 4:31.13. 400mH: 8. Deanna Slaton 1:01.45. 4x100m Relay: 7. California (Groce, Holliverse, Hawes, Cowling) 47.32. 4x400m Relay: 6. California (Cowling, Slaton, Jarvis, Belger) 3:43.65. Pole Vault: 4t. Leora Ward 12-10, Danielle Navarre NH. Triple Jump: 7. Trinety White 39-2.25, 8. Shawna Adkins 38-9.75. Discus: 6. Sheni Russell 162-10, 9. Jennifer Ladouceur 154-1, Jennifer Joyce foul. Hammer: 1. Jennifer Joyce 204-1, 13. Sheni Russell 158-11, 15. Tammy d'Artenay 154-11.

Cal Men's Final Results:
5000m: 19. Martin Conrad 15:11.60. 400mH: 4. Ahmad Wright 51.59. 4x100m Relay: 6. California (Mazur, Wright, McGill, Dula) 41.90. 4x400m Relay: 7. California (Blanco, McGill, Fair, Hogg) 3:12.31. High Jump: 5t. David Glasgow 6-10.75, 12t. Jason Gatewood 6-6.75. Triple Jump: 5. Bruce Giron 49-10, 8. Vincent Ibia 49-2.25w. Discus: 11. Tony Miranda 166-2.

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