Bogdanof Qualifies for 110m Hurdles Semifinal at NCAAs

June 12, 2003

SACRAMENTO, Calif.- - University of California senior hurdler Tim Bogdanof was the only Golden Bear to make it past the first round Wednesday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Bogdanof finished second in his heat of the 110m hurdles to earn a spot in the semifinals. Sacramento State hosts the national collegiate meet.

Bogdanof clocked a 13.73 finish in heat one of the 110m hurdles to qualify for the semifinal round. That time was the fifth best of the day. The semifinal round begins at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. At the NCAA West Regional at Stanford, Bogdanof won the 110m hurdles preliminary in a personal-best time of 13.51. That time was the second fastest ever in Cal's history.

In the men's shot put, junior Amin Nikfar finished 21st overall with a toss of 57-1.50, while sophomore Rhuben Williams placed 26th with a shot of 54-1.

In other action, Cal freshman Antonette Carter and junior Chloe Jarvis both finished sixth in their heats of the 100m and 800m, respectively. In the 100m, Carter finished sixth in heat three with a time of 11.87, while Jarvis finished sixth in heat four of the 800m in 2:08.07. At the NCAA West Regional, both Carter and Jarvis clocked personal bests in their events as Carter set Cal's new school record in the 100m at 11.61 and Jarvis clocked Cal's fifth-fastest time ever in the 800m at 2:05.57.

Cal's 4x100m relay team of freshmen Carter, Jacqueline Earls and Osarhiemen Omwanghe and sophomore Shannan Hawes finished fifth in their heat with a time of 45.06. The squad broke Cal's school record three times this season, most recently setting the new mark at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 45.01.

Redshirt freshman Elzunia Lamb had a tough time in the high jump recording two fouls before jumping a mark of 18-1. Her season best this year was 19-9 set at the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships.

The NCAA Track and Field Championships continue through Saturday, June 14. Tomorrow's events for the Golden Bears include Bogdanof in the 110m hurdles semifinal at 12:30 p.m., freshman Teak Wilburn and sophomore David Glasgow in the qualifying round of the high jump at 1:30 p.m. and sophomore Girmay Guangul in the 10,000m final at 9:40 p.m. Check www.hornetsports.com/ncaa/results for live results and www.calbears.com for a complete recap.

2003 NCAA Track and Field Championships, Thursday, June 11
Cal Finishers

Men:
110mH: (prelims) 5. Tim Bogdanof, 13.73. Shot Put: (qualifying round) 21. Amin Nikfar, 57-1.50; 26. Rhuben Williams, 54-1.

Women:
100m: (prelims) 20. Antonette Carter, 11.87. 800m: (prelims) 21. Chloe Jarvis, 2:08.07. 4x100m Relay: (prelims) 17. California (Earls, Omwanghe, Hawes, Carter), 45.06. Long Jump: (qualifying round) 28. Elzunia Lamb, 18-1.

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