McClary Runs Lifetime Best at Cardinal Invite
May. 2, 2005
Palo Alto, CA -
A handful of Cal athletes competed this Sunday at the Cardinal Invitationalhosted by Stanford on Sunday. The evening meet, which caters mostly to distanceraces had a few choice performances by Cal athletes in the throwing events.
Sophomore Adam Burgh threw a lifetime best in the javelin of 207-8.His fifth throw was his second PR of the day. He had broken his previouslifetime best of 200-4 on his second throw as well, where he threw 204-5.Overall, Burgh's series contained three throws over 200-0 giving him third placeoverall behind event winner Gabriel Wallin, the defending NCAA champion.
Senior Rhuben Williams posted a win in the men's shot put of 60-0.25to finish over Cal alum Amin Nikfar who finished second at 59-7.75. Freshman Craig Kent rounded out the Cal trifecta by finishing third at 55-3.0.
Freshman Ed Wright won in the high jump topping 6-8.75 to win overMatt Chisam of UC Davis.
On the track, freshman Andy McClary had the best performance of theday for the Bears in the men's 1,500m. Coming into the last lap, McClary sat inthird as the field began to picking up speed for the final push. Moving into theback stretch McClary kicked and began making up ground on second place. With200m left McClary had moved into second and only had Colorado's Anthony Chiulliahead of him. At the final straight McClary found another gear and moved closerand closer to Chiulli all the way down the stretch, but could not muster the winas McClary came within .1 second of Chiulli at the tape. McClary's second placetime of 3:48.01 is a lifetime best and the fastest time on the Cal team thisseason.
In the women's discus freshman Missy Faubus finished second at 166-08.
Cal assistant coach Jennifer Joyce, won the women's hammer with aseasonal best of 223-5. Joyce topped her mark of 220-10, thrown earlier in theseason at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational. Sophomore Alexandra Hunnings,finished fifth with a toss of 172-5 while sophomore Lauren Dorsey threw alifetime best of 162-03 to finish seventh.
AT THE PENN RELAYS
The only Bear that ended up competing on the final day of the Penn Relays wasSenior David Glasgow in the high jump. Rainy weather failed to cancel anyevents, but did not encourage athletes to take risks with their bodies in thecold weather. Glasgow finished fifth in the "Championship" division with a jumpof 6-9.5. The event was won by Tom Smialek of Akron at 7-0.5.