Cal Kicks Off Indoor Season at Bandanna Invitational

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

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CAL TRAVELS TO BOISE ST. BANDANNA INDOOR INVITATIONAL
The California men's and women's track and field teams open the 2003 indoor season Saturday at the Boise State Bandanna Invitational. The Broncos host the six-team meet. Field events begin at 9 a.m. with the women's shot put. The first running event is the women's 60m high hurdles at 10:25 a.m., and the last event is the men's 4x400m at 2:25 p.m.

THE FIELD
The field for the Bandanna Indoor Invitational consists of Cal, Boise State, Brigham Young, Nevada, Cal State Los Angeles and UNLV. Nevada, Cal State Los Angeles and UNLV will only compete in the women's events.

CAL PARTICIPANTS
Competing for the Golden Bears this weekend, on the men's side, are returnees Tim Bogdanof, Kevin Correnti, Ricci Dula, Randy Fair, Jason Gatewood, Herman Gill, Bruce Giron, David Glasgow, Vincent Ibia, Robert Kennedy, Jerriod Mack, Brian White and Ahmad Wright. Newcomers include Toby Atawo and Teak Wilburn. Competing on the women's side will be returnees Lache Bailey, Erin Belger, Tamrya d'Artenay, DeCola Groce, Shannan Hawes, April Holliverse, Jenna Johnson, Deanna Slaton and Trinety White. Newcomers for the women are Qadriyyah Abdullah, Anthonette Carter, Jacqueline Earls, Monica Greene, Carrie Johnson, Brooke Meredith, Mary Meryman, and Osarhiemen Omwanghe.

A LOOK BACK ON 2002
The Golden Bears did not compete during the indoor season in 2002. In the 2002 outdoor season, the Cal men finished ninth at the Pac-10 Championships and tied for 68th at the NCAA Championships. Meanwhile, the Bear women took eighth at Pac-10s and tied for 29th at NCAAs.

BEARS RETURN ONE NCAA PARTICIPANT IN 2003
Erin Belger, who placed third in the 800m at last year's NCAA Championships, has finished her eligibility in outdoor track & field, but will compete for Cal during the indoor season. Belger is a two-time All-American and set the second-best time in the 800m in Cal history (2:04.39) at last year's Big Meet.

BEARS HOST FIVE HOME MEETS IN 2003
Cal hosts five home meets this season. The Blue vs. Gold Intra Squad meet opens the outdoor track and field season at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field on Mar. 1. Cal next hosts a triangular meet featuring Boise State and Azusa Pacific Mar. 21-22. The Bears host the annual Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational Apr. 11-12 and then the Cal Invitational Apr. 25-26. Cal concludes home competition with the Challenge of Atlas & Athena (IAAF) featuring decathlon and heptathlon events on May 9-10.

CAL HOSTS ALL COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES
Every Saturday in February the Bears will host an all comers track & field meet. All events begin at 11 a.m., except the hammer which starts at 8:30 a.m. The meet is open to age group, high school, open and master athletes. The events will be grouped according to gender and ability level. Admission is $2 per person to the stadium.

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