Teinert Second in Javelin at Golden Bear Invitational

April 16, 2005

Berkeley, CA - The 2005 Golden Bear Invitational was highlighted by an extremely strong javeling field that saw Junior Paul Teinert finish second to maintain his number four spot on the national collegiate list. In the men's shot put, Senior All-American Rhuben Williams threw a seasonal best that moves him into the top five nationally. Between the five teams that competed, a total of 63 NCAA qualifying marks were produced.

Women's 4x100m relay: The race ran evenly with Junior Osarhiemen Omwanghe coming out of the hole and passing off to Junior Tiffany Johnson. A strong exchange between Grimes and third leg Senior Shannan Hawes gave Cal control of the race as Hawes passed up the field on the turn and gave the baton to Junior Antonette Carter who had the race all but cinched up 50m into the final straight.

Men's 4x100m relay: Oregon took control early on as their first leg, Richard Del Rincon, ran extremely fast out of hole making up much of the stagger before the first exchange. Running second leg, Senior Toby Atawo managed to keep Cal in the race and even passed Houston before handing off to Freshman Rashaad Nunnally. Nunnally would maintain Atawo's momentum through the turn, but a shaky exchange to Sophomore Thomas Mack on the final leg kept Cal from making a try at Oregon who would finish with a decisive win of 39.83 to Cal's 41.21.

Women's 1,500m: Redshirt Freshman Amanda Thornberry led out early with All-American Bridget Duffy closely in tow and Ery McDonald of the Nike Farm Team rounding out the group. Thronberry would lead through 1,100m when Duffy and McDonald would both challenge for the lead. with 300m to go Duffy would pass Thornberry to take control of the race. Macdonald followed Duffy into the turn as Thornberry began to fade. Duffy's attempts to hold the lead would be for naught as McDonald would out kick Duffy in the final 150m for the win. Duffy would finish second in 4:29.44 while Thornberry would finish fourth.

Men's 1,500m: Houston's Figuroa led out the race with a fast opening 400m, but faded badly with a significantly slower second 400m that allowed Freshman Andy McClary and Senior Giliat Ghebray to move past and begin leading the race by 1,000m. Ghebray had been separating himself from the field more and more after 1,000m, by the time he had begun his final kick in the last 100m, he was too far ahead of McClary and Figuroa to be caught. Ghebray's winning time of 3:49.45 gives him a seasonal best and comes within a second of a NCAA regional qualifying time. McClary's second place time of 3:51.62 gave him a lifetime best and puts him right behind brother Alex who ran 3:51.50 at the Florida Relays earlier this year.

Women's 800m: Junior Whitney Schmucker and Freshman Alysia Johnson would run in second and third respectively and would stay there through the first 400m as Jennifer Hunt of Houston lead hard out of the break. Schmucker would make her move at the very start of the bell and began to pass Hunt before the end of the turn. Johnson remained in third, but began to make-up ground on Hunt as they continued down the backstretch and into the final turn. At the beginning of the turn, Johnson began to fade just as it looked like she was ready to pass Hunt. Schmucker had began separating from the field more and more down the backstretch for an easy win at 2:09.43, just a second over her lifetime best of 2:08.73. Johnson would finish in third at 2:11.97.

Women's 100mH: Omwanghe had a close challenger in Houston's Alicia Cave who has so far run 13.40 this year. When the gun went off though, Omwanghe reacted quickly and grabbed the lead by the second hurdle. Cave stayed right on Omwange's hip through the race and right when it looked as though Omwange would hold off Cave, Cave began to make a move at hurdle eight. Omwanghe responded and held Cave off all the way to the final hurdle beating her to the tape for the win at 13.77 and a seasonal best into a headwind of 1.3 m/s. Cave clocked 13.81.

Women's 100m: Carter won the women's 100m after anchoring the 4x100m relay to victory earlier in the day. Getting out fast Carter, ran down the stretch evenly with Houston's LeDedra Guy just behind her and threatening to pass. Carter would hold out to the end though, and come across the line in 11.65 for a seasonal best and an NCAA Regional mark. The race was run into a headwind of 1.4 m/s.

Men's 100m: Oregon's Del Rincon looked as though he had the men's 100m all sewed up after getting out extremely fast. Rincon appeared in control of the race all the way to the first 50m. Atawo, who was in fourth at the half-way point, made his move and got past the field coming within .05 seconds of Del Rincon to finish second in a seasonal best of 10.59.

Men's 400m: Leading out hard in his usual style Junior Nestor Solis kept the stagger even through the first 200m with Oregon's Carey Lacour. In the final turn Lacour began to pull away with Solis maintaining his steam down the stretch as the two separated themselves from the field with Houston's Kolee Latson close in tow. With 50m to go Lacour made it clear that he would not be caught while Solis and Latson battled closely for second. Solis would end up winning it out. His time of 47.82 gives him a lifetime best while Latson's winning time was 47.00.

Men's javelin: Boise State's Wallin Gabriel won a very thick field by throwing a stadium record of 248-6. The toss breaks the old record held by Eric Smith of UCLA since 1993 (247-0) and makes Gabriel the leading collegiate in the nation this year. Second to Gabriel was Junior Paul Teinert who threw for 229-2 coming short of his lifetime best thrown only last weekend at the Texas Relays (235-9).

Women's shot put: An extremely thick shot put field saw five NCAA qualifiers with Freshman Missy Faubus finishing second throwing 49-3.75. Sophomore Kelechi Anyanwu threw a lifetime best to earn an NCAA qualifier herself at 47-2.5. Bree Fuqua of Oregon won the event, throwing 51-9.

Men's shot put: Senior All-American Rhuben Williams posted a season best mark to win the event at 62-8. Williams' lifetime best stands at 64-9.75, while his previous best this season was thrown at the MPSF championships back in March.

Women's discus: Faubus posted another second place finish, this time finishing ahead of Oregon's Fuqua. Faubus' throw of 161-9 falls short of her PR of 166-11, which would have won the event.

Men's discus: Another thick field, the men's discus saw four NCAA qualifying marks. Senior Tony Miranda was Cal's top finisher at 174-7. Redshirt Freshman Craig Kent finished fifth with a PR throw of 164-9, only a few inches short of an NCAA qualifier.

Women's pole vault: Freshman Katie Morgan and Senior Danielle Navarre battled straight to the end with both athletes topping out at 12-5.5. That mark equals Navarre's lifetime best and comes within six-inches of Morgan's. Both athletes had matching progressions thus forcing a jump-off, which Morgan ended up winning.

Women's hammer: Sophomore Giulia Urlando finished second in the women's hammer throw with a mark of 180-11 to come behind Britanny Hinchcliff of Oregon who threw a seasonal best to improve her national standing of 195-10. Both marks were NCAA qualifiers.

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