Golden Bears Host Sixth Annual Brutus Hamilton Invite
April 8, 2003
CAL HOSTS SIXTH ANNUAL BRUTUS HAMILTON INVITATIONAL
The University of California men's and women's track and field teams host the sixth annual Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, at Edwards Stadium. The hammer throw is the only event slated for Friday-the men's competition begins at 2 p.m. and the women's follows at 4 p.m. Field events begin Saturday at 11 a.m. with the women's javelin and conclude with the women's high jump at 3:30 p.m. The first running event is the women's 4x100-meter relay at 1 p.m., while the final gun of the day is the men's 4x400m relay at 5:10 p.m.
The Brutus Hamilton Invitational is in honor of the legendary Cal coach, who led the Bears from 1933-65 and coached the 1952 U.S. Olympic team. His powerful men's team won 30 olympic medals, including 14 gold. That was America's highest medal count since 1924 and has not been surpassed since.
The meet features athletes from top local teams such as Stanford, San Francisco State, Santa Clara and San Jose State, as well as some from Nevada, UC Davis, Sacramento State and Humboldt State. Several club teams and unattached athletes will also complete.
RECAP & RESULTSA complete recap and results will be available Saturday evening at www.calbears.com.
2002 BRUTUS HAMILTON INVITATIONAL IN REVIEW
Last season's Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational was also a non-scoring meet as it was open to unattached athletes. The Golden Bears won nine events (four women's, five men's). Abby Parker won her first ever 3000m steeplechase race in 10:59.31, setting a Cal freshman record. On the women's side, the victories from Leora Ward in the pole vault (12-11.5) and Marielle Schlueter in the 3000m (9:49.53) were personal records. On the men's side, David Glasgow claimed first place in the high jump with a PR clearance of 6-10.75 and Ahmad Wright won the 400m hurdles with a PR of 51.52. Both of the Bears' men's and women's 4x400m relay squads were victorious, as well.
YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL RECAP
The Golden Bears won four events at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, hosted by Georgia Tech last Saturday in Atlanta. Senior Joe Berro, junior Tony Miranda and sophomore Abby Parker won individual events, while the men's 4x100m relay team also captured a victory. Berro won the javelin throw with a mark of 207-3 and Miranda won the discus with a toss of 177-3. The men's 4x100m relay team of junior Tim Bogdanof, sophomore Ricci Dula, senior Nick Mazur and sophomore Toby Atawo won the race in an NCAA regional qualifying time of 40.60. Parker was the only winner on the women's side, earning a victory in the 3,000mSC in a time of 11:00.50. Senior Lache Bailey and freshman Mary Meyman were also impressive, as Bailey's time of 2:08.48 in the 800m and Meyman's 14.19 time in the 100m hurdles are both good for 10th place on Cal's all-time best performances chart.
SATURDAY IS CAL DAY
This Saturday is the annual Cal Day on the Berkeley campus. Activities, including athletic competitions, will commence all day so please note that parking will be at a premium. In addition to the track and field meet, men's tennis takes on Arizona State at the Hellman Tennis Complex at 11 a.m. and women's water polo faces Stanford at 12 p.m. at the Spieker Aquatics Complex. Several events and athletic demonstrations will also take place at the Recreational Sports Facility throughout the day.
GIRMAY GUANGUL BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD IN 10,000m
Sophomore Girmay Guangul broke Cal's 10,000m record in a Pac-10 qualifying time of 29:17.78 at the Stanford Invitational, Mar. 29. The previous record was 29:24.3, set by Rich McCann at the 1981 Mt. SAC Relays.
33 ATHLETES ALREADY POSSESS POSTSEASON QUALIFYING MARKS
In only five outdoor competitions to date, the Bears haven't wasted any time in accumulating Pac-10 qualifying times and marks, and three of those athletes can boast meeting conference qualifying standards in more than one event. The following is a list of athletes that have met postseason qualifying standards:
Name Event Best Mark Qualifying Standard MetWomen
Antonette Carter Long Jump 19-2 Pac-10 100m 11.95w Pac-10 200m 24.37 Pac-10Lache Bailey 800m 2:08.48 NCAA/Pac-10Christy Borak 5,000m 17:27.57 Pac-10Stephanie Cowling 400mH 1:01.55 Pac-10Tamrya d'Artenay Shot Put 44-2.75 Pac-10Bridget Duffy 1500m 4:35.51 Pac-10April Holliverse 100mH 14.34 Pac-10Chloe Jarvis 800m 2:09.96 NCAA/Pac-10Jenna Johnson Shot Put 48-7.25 NCAA/Pac-10Elzunia Lamb Long Jump 19-2 Pac-10Lindsey Maclise 1500m 4:33.33 Pac-10Mary Meyman 100mH 14.19 Pac-10Danielle Navarre Pole Vault 12-0 NCAAOsarhiemen Omwanghe 100mH 13.94 NCAA/Pac-10Abby Parker 3,000mSC 10:55.71 NCAA/Pac-10Deanna Slaton 400mH 1:00.38 NCAA/Pac-10Leora Ward Pole Vault 12-1.5 NCAA4x400m Relay(Bailey, Hawes, Omwanghe, Cowling) 3:43.95 NCAA
Toby Atawo 100m 10.73 Pac-10Joe Berro Javelin 217-9 NCAA/Pac-10 Discus 165-1 NCAATim Bogdanof 110mH 14.10 NCAA/Pac-10Kevin Davis 3,000mSC 9:06.16 NCAA/Pac-10Jason Gatewood Decathlon 6,910 Pac-10 High Jump 6-9 Pac-10Herman Gill High Jump 6-9.50 Pac-10Bruce Giron Triple Jump 49-5.00 NCAA/Pac-10David Glasgow High Jump 6-10.75 Pac-10Girmay Guangul 10,000m 29:17.78 Pac-10Tony Miranda Discus 177-3 NCAA/Pac-10Amin Nikfar Shot Put 57-6.50 NCAA/Pac-10Teak Wilburn High Jump 7-0.50 NCAA/Pac-10Rhuben Williams Shot Put 59-8.50 NCAA/Pac-10 Hammer 195-0 NCAA/Pac-104x100m Relay(Bogdanof, Dula, Mazur, Atawo) 40.60 NCAA
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TO DETERMINE NCAA QUALIFIERS IN NEW 2003 FORMAT
The qualifying standards for the 2003 NCAA Track and Field Championships has changed from years past, as for the first time ever, the NCAA will use Regional Championship meets to determine qualifying for the national meet. Stating a desire to place an emphasis on competition, rather than best marks, the NCAA Championships will draw the top-five finishers in each individual event, and top-three relay teams from each of the four regionals nationwide, to be contested May 30-31. Athletes will qualify for the Regional meets by meeting pre-determined NCAA standards. The NCAA will then round out the Championships field by selecting the highest-ranking indivdiuals (approximately six per individual event and five per relay) from the national collegiate performance lists, provided those athletes competed at their respective Regional meets and were not among the finishers to earn automatic NCAA berths. The lone exception to the Regional qualifying system will be the 10,000m and multi-events, which will not be subject to Regional competition. Athletes will continue to qualify for the NCAA Championships in those events as they have in the past, by meeting pre-determined provisional and automatic-qualifying standards. The west coast's Regional Qualifier will be hosted by Stanford.
UP NEXT FOR THE BEARS...
Cal's squad is on the road next week, competing at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Fri.-Sun., Apr. 18-20. The Bears return home the next weekend to host the Cal Invitational Fri.-Sat., Apr. 25-26. Additionally, several Cal athletes will travel to Philadelphia to compete in the elite Penn Relays Thu.-Sat., Apr. 24-26.
2003 BRUTUS HAMILTON MEMORIAL SCHEDULE-SATURDAY, APRIL 12
Friday, Apr. 11
2:00 p.m. Men's Hammer4:00 p.m. Women's Hammer
Saturday April 12
11:00 Women's Javelin Men's Javelin follows Women's Javelin Women's Discus follows Men's Javelin Men's Discus follows Women's Discus12:00 Women's Shot Men's Shot follows Women's Shot12:00 Women's Long Jump Men's Long Jump follows Women's LJ Women's Triple Jump follows Men's LJ Men's Triple Jump follows Women's TJ12:45 Women's Pole Vault1:00 Men's High Jump3:30 Men's Pole Vault3:30 Women's High Jump
1:00 Women's 4 x 100 Relay Men's 4 x 100 Relay1:15 Women's Steeplechase1:30 Men's 3000 Steeplechase1:50 Women's 1500 Meters Men's 1500 Meters2:15 Women's 100m Hurdles Men's 110m Hurdles2:40 Women's 400 Meters Men's 400 Meters3:00 Women's 100 Meters Men's 100 Meters3:20 Women's 800 Meters Men's 800 Meters3:40 Women's 400m Hurdles Men's 400m Hurdles4:00 Women's 200 Meters Men's 200 Meters4:30 Women's 3,000 Meters4:45 Men's 5000 Meters5:05 Women's 4 x 400m Relay5:10 Men's 4 x 400 Relay