Jennifer Joyce Breaks Canadian Record in Hammer

July 13, 2005

BERKELEY - Former Golden Bear and current Cal assistant coach Jennifer Joyce broke her own Canadian record in the hammer throw last week, and she hopes to use that momentum at the Canadian Track and Field Championships July 15-17 in Winnipeg.

In addition to striving to win the event, Joyce's goal is to throw far enough to reach the qualifying standard for the World Championships to be held in Helsinki, Finland, in August.

Last Saturday at the Trevor Craven Memorial Meet in Vancouver, B.C., Joyce tossed the hammer 68.48 meters (224 feet, 8 inches), breaking her own national record of 68.22 (223-8).

The defending Canadian champion in the hammer, Joyce, a Vancouver native, won the 2002 Pac-10 title and owns the Cal school record with a throw of 214-0. She recently completed her second season on the Bear staff, where she coaches Cal's throwers.

In addition to Joyce, Jonathan Suddaby, who hails from Aurora, Ontario, Canada, and recently finished his redshirt-freshman year at Cal, will compete in the 400 meters at the Canadian meet.

For complete results, visit the Canadian championships website.

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