Carter Wins Long Jump at Florida Relays
March 26, 2005
Berkeley, CA -
After the morning's running events were delayed and eventually canceled due to rain, Antonette Carter beat out a field of over 30 athletes in the long jump and set a season best at 6.31m (20-08.05). Carter beat the next best mark by six-inches and came within a foot of the meet record set by Marion Jones in 1997.
Freshman Rashaad Nunnally placed ninth in the men's long jump with a mark of 6.91m (22-08.00).
In the throws, senior Tony Miranda placed second among the collegiate athletes and third overall with an NCAA qualifying mark of 53.28m (174-09.75). Miranda's seasonal PR stands at 54.65m (179-03-75) set last week at the Bay Area Blast Off in Berkeley. Redshirt freshman John Ludden placed seventh overall and sixth among collegiates with a toss of 48.56m (159-04.00).
The men's and women's sprint medley relays fared extremely well, going up against perennial sprint schools like South Carolina and Tennessee. The men's team placed third overall. The men's team (Solis, Karl, Suddaby, McClary) ran 3:23.09 to move into the number two spot on Cal's all-time list for the event. The women's team (Hawes, Carter, Johnson, Jarvis) set the school record in 3:49.51 finishing third among the collegiate teams and fourth overall.
At the Stanford Invitational, where the weather was decidedly less contentious, Cal had its biggest successes on the field. Senior Danielle Navarre placed third in the pole-vault with a personal-best matching vault of 3.80m (12-05.50) that came within 10 cm of the meet record. Freshman Katie Morgan vaulted 3.65m (11-11.75) for fourth place.
In the men's javelin, sophomore Adam Burgh placed eighth with a throw of 60.34m (197-11), just short of an NCAA qualifier.
In the men's hurdles, senior decathlete Scott Sobieralski had his first competition since recovering from knee surgery. Sobieralski ran 14.92 for a personal best.
In the men's 1,500m freshman Chris Chavez produced an NCAA qualifying time with a time of 4:00.55. He finished ninth in his heat.
The distance meet began under the lights with the 3000SC, while the first Cal athletes would not run until the 5,000m. School record holder in the 10,000m Giliat Ghebray ran an NCAA qualifying time of 14:04.00, finishing 16th overall. Finally, senior Carlos Carballo ran 29:52.43 for a lifetime best in the 10,000m and a 32nd place finish in a field of 54 athletes.