Cal Visits Nevada for Wolfpack Invitational

Feb. 4, 2003

CAL HEADS TO LAST REGULAR SEASON INDOOR MEET
The University of California men's and women's indoor track and field teams are on the road again, this time visiting Reno, Nev. for the Wolfpack Invitational Sat., Feb. 8. The University of Nevada hosts the indoor invite in the Reno Livestock and Events Center on the Bill Cosby Track. Field events begin at 8:30 a.m., while the track events begin at noon.

THE FIELD
Several collegiate teams are slated to compete at the Wolfpack Invitational. Host Nevada, Fresno State, UC Davis, San Francisco State, Cal State Stanislaus and Sacramento State are among the Northern California teams in the field.

CAL'S LAST TIME OUT
Among a field of several collegiate teams - including UCLA, Stanford and Washington - elite club teams and several Olympians, the Cal track and field teams performaned well at last weekend's Husky Invitational. Freshman Kevin Davis led the men's team with a first-place finish in the third heat of the one mile event (4:19.05). Redshirt freshman, Elzunia Lamb, was the top finisher on the women's side posting a second-place finish in the long jump (18-6).

MPSF CHAMPIONSHIPS UP NEXT FOR BEARS
The Wolfpack Invitational concludes the regular indoor season for the Bears. On deck in the indoor schedule is the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track and Field Championships, slated to take place in Boise, Idaho on Feb. 21-22. The Bears are at an advantage with the meet held on Boise State's Jackson Indoor Track and Idaho Sport Center. Cal is quite familiar with that track, having competed on it at both the Boise State Bandanna Invitational and Western Indoor Classic at the beginning of the indoor season.

CAL HOSTS ALL COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES
Every Saturday in February the Bears will host an all comers track & field meet. Events begin at 11 a.m., except the hammer which starts at 8:30 a.m. The meet is open to all age groups, high school, open and master athletes. Admission is $5 for participants and $2 for spectators.

MPSF & NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS

Men
Toby Atawo (NCAA Prov. & MPSF-60m: 6.7h; MPSF-200m: 21.89); Tim Bogdanof (MPSF-60mH: 8.06); Carlos Carballo (MPSF-3000m: 8:26.45); Martin Conrad (MPSF-3000m: 8:34.08); Ricci Dula (MPSF-60m: 6.88); Randy Fair (MPSF-400m: 49.62; 800m: 1:54.75); Bruce Giron (MPSF-49-5.50); David Glasgow (MPSF-high jump: 6-8.75); Herman Gill (MPSF-high jump: 6-6.75); Girmay Guangul (MPSF-3000m: 8:15.35); Robert Kennedy (MPSF-60m: 6.8h; high jump: 23-6.35); Amin Nikfar (MPSF-shot put: 49-10.50; weight throw: 43-0.25); Jeremiah Tolbert (MPSF-long jump: 22-5.75); Teak Wilburn (MPSF-high jump: 7-0.50; Ahmad Wright (MPSF-60m: 6.99; 200m: 21.95; 400m: 48.11).

Women
Qadriyyah Abdullah (MPSF-60m: 7.8h; long jump: 18-7; triple jump: 37-10.50); Lache Bailey (MPSF-800m: 2:13.95); Erin Belger (MPSF-800m: 2:13.52); Christy Borak (MPSF-3000m: 9:57.50); Anthonette Carter (MPSF-long jump: 17-11.25); Stephanie Cowling (MPSF-200m: 25.52; 60mH: 9.03); Tamrya d'Artenay (MPSF-shot put: 43-1.50; weight throw: 54-8); Bridget Duffy (MPSF-Mile: 4:58.56); DeCola Groce (MPSF-7.84; 200m: 25.68); Shannan Hawes (MPSF-200m: 25.32); April Holliverse (MPSF-60mH: 8.97); Carrie Johnson (MPSF-shot put: 41-11.50); Jenna Johnson (MPSF-shot put: 45-5.75); Elzunia Lamb (MPSF-long jump: 18-9); Lindsey Maclise (MPSF-Mile: 5:04.66); Mary Meyman (MPSF-60mH: 8.87); Osarhiemen Omwanghe (MPSF-60m: 7.79; 200m: 25.68; 60mH: 8.68); Abby Parker (MPSF-3000m: 10:28.31); Sheni Russell (MPSF-shot put: 45-6.50); Leora Ward (MPSF-pole vault: 12-0.00); Trinety White (MPSF-triple jump: 38-11.75).

Trackwire's Dandy Dozen

800m:
3. Erin Belger

High Jump
5. Teak Wilburn

The 'Dandy Dozen' lists are a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squds in each NCAA event.

HEAD COACH CHRIS HUFFINS
Chris Huffins, former NCAA decathlon champion at the University of California and current assistant track & field coach at Georgia Tech, was named Cal's new director of track and field and cross country on October 16, 2002. Huffins, a two-time U.S. Olympic decathlete who won the bronze medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia, becomes the seventh head track and field coach in California history. He replaces Erv Hunt, who recently assumed a new executive administrative role in the Golden Bears' athletic department after directing Cal's track and field program for 30 years.

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