Jarvis Sets Top Mark in Nation

April 10, 2005

Complete Results

Berkeley, CA - Clear skies and generally calm winds allowed the second day of the 2005 Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational to go off without a hitch as track fans were treated to more than a few national list leading marks by athletes with Cal ties. The weather was especially welcome given the entirely hostile conditions that invaded the meet on day one.


Senior Shannan Hawes set lifetime bests in both the 100m and 200m. In the prelims, Hawes ran 11.84 to record the fastest qualifying time that morning. Hawes would move on to win the finals, while running in to a stiff headwind of 2.0 m/s and clocking 12.07. In the 200m Hawes finished behind Junior Antonette Carter for second place. Hawes set a lifetime best running 24.11 while beating her old PR of 24.56 set only a week before. Carter's winning time of 23.55 gives her the 11th fastest collegiate time in the country and is her best season opening time ever. Carter's PR of 23.26 was set last summer in Provo, Utah.

Carter would go on to face fierce competition in the women's long jump where she is currently the second ranked collegian in the event. Former Cal Bear and 2004 Olympian Grace Upshaw won the event with a dominating mark of 6.67m (21-10.75). The jump puts Upshaw on top of the U.S. National list and fourth in the world. Upshaw owns a lifetime best of 6.83m (22-5). Colorado State Sophomore Janay DeLoach would surprise the field with a wind aided jump of 6.43m (21-01.25), which would beat Carter by seven inches. Carter's wind legal jump of 6.25m (20-6.25) was only 2.25 inches short of her lifetime best set two weeks ago at the Florida Relays. Cal Junior Elzunia Lamb finished fifth with a wind aided jump of 6.16m (20-2.5). Lamb's wind legal PR in the event stands at 5.84m (19-2).


Cal All-American Chloe Jarvis came within half-a-second of her lifetime best and chopped nearly four seconds off her seasonal best in winning the women's Louise Romo Invitational 800m. The grudge match against Ada Anderson of Iowa State, who finished ahead of Jarvis at the Indoor NCAA National championships, never materialized as Jarvis and Anderson ran evenly the whole race until the closing 100m where Jarvis found another gear to widen the margin of victory against Anderson and win by almost two seconds. Jarvis' time of 2:05.61 puts her at the top of the national collegiate list and within striking distance of a lifetime best (2:05.12). Sophomore Whitney Schmucker did turn in a lifetime best of 2:08.73 for a third place finish right behind Anderson.

In the women's 100mh, Junior Osarhiemen Omwanghe prepared to show down with Rebecca Williams of Iowa State who ran only slightly ahead of Omwanghe in the prelims. The race stayed extremely tight with Williams and Omwange sharing the lead. At the eighth hurdle Williams was able to take control as she came in at 13.75, while Omwanghe clocked 13.88 to equal her seasonal best. Omwanghe would butt heads again with another Iowa State athlete in the women's 400mH. Sara Boisen finished just ahead of Omwange who ran her best time in the event since her freshman year. Boisen came in at 1:01.47, while Omwanghe clocked 1:02.60.

The women's 4x100m Relay was won handily by a Cal team featuring Omwanghe, Hawes and Carter with Brooke Turner leading off,. Their winning time of 45.45 makes them the third fastest team in Cal history and ties them for 13th nationally. The previous best for a Cal 4x100m relay team this year was 46.46.

In the Don Bowden Invitational Men's 800m, Andy McClary finished fifth with a time of 1:52.98. McClary owns an outdoor PR of 1:51.79.

Sophomore Jonathan Suddaby finished second in the men's 400m with a seasonal PR of 48.53.

Sophomore Craig Gallimore also had a second place finish in the men's 110mH where he came in at 14.41 behind Keith Hopkins of Purdue. Cal alum Tim Bogdanof scratched out of the finals after running 13.67 in the prelims to set the leading mark in the U.S. and move up on the world list to number seven.

In the men's 400mH, Sophomore Thomas Mack ran a lifetime best of 52.49 to finish third behind Ryan Moore of Fresno State who came in at 51.30 giving Moore the seventh fastest collegiate time in the country. Cal Sophomore Craig Woods would also set a lifetime best that day running 54.20.

In the men's 4x400m Relay, the Cal team had a hard fought race against a team of unattached athletes comprised of Starr Roberts, Cal assistant coach Phil McMullen and Cal alumni Bruce Giron and Tim Bogdanof. The Cal team of Jonathan Suddaby, Thomas Mack, Nestor Solis, and Craig Gallimore were forced to run from behind on the first two legs as the unattached team ran only slightly ahead. On the final leg, Gallimore was able to catch Roberts and hold on to the lead to bring the Cal relay in at 3:11.64, its fastest time this year. This is the second time Gallimore has anchored the Cal relay team to victory against a similarly composed team from the Bay Area Blast Off last month.


The women's pole vault featured fourth ranked Tamera Diles of Washington State going up against Cal's fifth ranked Katie Morgan. Morgan and Diles matched each-other through much of the competition until Morgan fouled out on what would have been a lifetime best of 4.10m (13-5.25), which Diles attempted and cleared. Morgan's final vault mark of 3.95m(12-11.50) comes within .02 cm. of her lifetime best set last weekend against Nevada. Cal Senior Danielle Navarre vaulted 3.80m (12-05.50) for third place to equal her lifetime best set at the Florida Relays earlier this year.

Tyson Byers of Washington State surprised the field with his vault of 5.35m (17-6.5). Byers produced the lifetime best against a group of vaulter from Air Force and Fresno State who were ranked fifth, sixth and seventh in the country. None of the nationally ranked vaulters were able to produce marks near their seasonal bests except for Byers, who was not even ranked previously. He is now tied for third on the national collegiate list.

A trio of athletes with Cal ties finished 1-2-3 in the men's long jump. Led by Junior Brandon Williams, who jumped 7.13m (23-04.75), the group had to contend with stiff headwinds of up to 2.6 m/s. Cal alum Vincent Ibia jumped 6.93m (22-9) for second, while Freshman Rashaad Nunnally finished third with 6.89m (22-7.25).

The men's shot put was closely contested between Cal All-American Rhuben Williams and Russ Winger of Idaho. With both athletes landing throws just beyond the 60-foot mark, Williams won out by only two-inches over Winger by throwing 18.39m (60-4) for an outdoor seasonal best. Williams threw the indoor shot 19.01m (62-4.5) at the MPSF championships in February. Cal Freshman John Ludden threw for a lifetime best to finish seventh with a 15.96m (52-4.5) effort.

Junior decathlete Jonas Hallgrimsson continued to progress in the javelin improving his lifetime best in the event set only last weekend against Illinois. Hallgrimsson's throw of 64.90m (212-11) would win the event and move him into the number five spot on Cal's All-Time list.


Junior Paul Teinert and school record holder in the javelin traveled to Austin for the 2005 Texas Relays where he finished fourth in the top flight of the men's javelin. Teinert threw for 71.85m (239-9) to beat his old PR of 71.05m (233-1) set the week previous against Illinois at home. The throw keeps Teinert in his fourth ranked spot on the national collegiate list.


Brian Maxwell Men's Invitational Mile
Mike Nicks-Colorado State

Jennifer Maxwell Women's Invitational 1,500m
Mary Kamau-Idaho

Eddie Hart Men's Invitational 4x100m Relay
Washington State (Boston, McSwain, Nelson, Robertson)

Luoise Romo Women's Invitational 800m
Chloe Jarvis-California

Don Bowden Men's Invitational 800m
Justin Ireland-Wash State

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