Bear Compete Against Themselves in Blue and Gold Intersquad Meet

March 6, 2005


Berkeley, CA -

The Golden Bear track and field teams split this weekend for an annual intersquad competition inaugurated by current Cal head coach Chris Huffins. The Blue and Gold Intersquad meet featured the Bears split into Gold and Blue groups picked by the team captains and pitted against each other. The events included off-distances like the 150m and the 1100m. Field events were competed with normal implements and rules in place where two school records were unofficially broken. The relays were both run in co-ed formats with two women and two men from corresponding teams competing on Blue and Gold relay teams.

In the team scoring the Gold women came out in front while the Gold men lost to the Blue men's team. In composite scoring the Blue squad won outright with 125 points to the Gold team's 122 points.

On the field, two school records were bested but not broken due to the unofficial competition format. Junior transfer Paul Tienert threw the javelin 70.61m (231-8.00) to best Joe Berro's school record of 69.80m (229-0).

Freshman Emilee Strot beat the freshman class record in the discus with a throw of 52.55m (172-5.00). Strott's throw would have placed her seventh on the all-time list which is headed by Sheni Russell at 181-02. At the 2004 NCAA championships her senior year, Russell gained All-American status with a throw of 53.32m (174-11.00).

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