The 112th Big Meet Slated For Saturday at Berkeley

April 18, 2006

Stanford vs California (The Big Meet)
112th Big Meet for Men
17th Big Meet for Women
Saturday, April 22, 2006, Edwards Stadium, University of California
Field Events - 9:30 a.m.; Running Events - 12:05 p.m.

Big Meet Bio
The 112th meeting (men) between Stanford and California in The Big Meet is slated for Saturday, April 22, at Edwards Stadium on the campus of the University of California ... The Cardinal will face California in the 17th Big Meet for women ... The field events start at 9:30 a.m. with the women's hammer ... The running events will start at 12:05 p.m. with the women's 3000 meter steeplechase ... The meet will conclude with the men's 1600 meter relay at 3:55 p.m. ... The California men's team leads the series against Stanford, 65-44-2 ... The Stanford women hold as 16-10 lead in the series against the Golden Bears ... Stanford has won the last five Big Meets, and eight of the last nine ... Last year at Stanford, the Cardinal women scored a 97-66 victory ... Erica McLain scored wins in the long jump and the triple jump while Christine Moschella helped score 18 points to lead the Stanford women ... McLain won the long jump with a distance of 20-2 1/4 (6.15m) and the triple jump with an effort of 42-9 (13.03m) ... Moschella, who graduated in 2005, provided big points in the Stanford victory with a first place finish in the 400 meters, second place in the 200 meters, ran the third leg on the winning 400 meter relay team, and the anchor leg on the winning 1600 meter relay team ... In all, the Stanford women won 12 of the 19 events ... Cal's men's team scored a 85-78 decision over Stanford ... The Cardinal men captured first place honors in races from the 400 meters through the 5000 meters.

Scoring Stats
The individual events for The Big Meet will be scored five points for first place, three points for second place, and one point for third place ... The relays will be scored five points for first place, no points for second place.

Record Review
One Big Meet record was set during last year's Big Meet ... Arianna Lambie broke the long time meet record in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:17.13 ... The old record was 4:19.4 by Regina Jacobs of Stanford in 1983.

Big Meet Barometer
The Stanford men's team has split the last two meetings against the Golden Bears at Berkeley ... In 2004, Cal scored a 96-66 decision, but in 2002, Stanford won by a score of 94-69 ... The Stanford women have won the last two meetings against Cal at Berkeley ... In 2004, Stanford scored a 108-55 decision, and in 2002, the Cardinal scored a 101-62 verdict ... The largest margin of victory for the Stanford women was a 113-50 decision in 1998 at California.

Record Review
A couple school records have been broken thus far during the 2006 outdoor season ... At last weekend's Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, Sarah Hopping broke her own school record in the hammer with an effort of 205-10 (62.73m, ninth-best in Pac-10 history) ... Myles Bradley set the freshman school record in the 110 meter hurdles (14.36) at the Stanford Invitational (4/1/06) ... Lauren Stewart is the new freshman school record holder in the heptathlon (5,110 points).

Track Time
Several Stanford athletes have qualified for the upcoming NCAA West Regional (May 26-27) at Provo, Utah ... On the men's side, regional qualifiers include Wopamo Osaisai in the 100 meters (10.49), Michael Garcia in the 800 meters (1:50.37), Russell Brown in the 1500 meters (3:44.00), Hakon DeVries in the 5000 meters (14:04.00), Garrett Heath in the 5000 meters (14:09.33), Daniel Schaerer in the discus (185-3, 56.46m), Graeme Hoste in the pole vault (17-0 3/4, 5.20m), Donell Hill in the pole vault (16-6 3/4, 5.05m), and Fernami Okanlami in the triple jump (51-4 1/2, 15.66m) ... NCAA provisional qualifiers include Jonathan Pierce in the 10,000 meters (28:54.58), Brett Gotcher in the 10,000 meters (28:57.19), Hari Mix in the 10,000 meters (28:58.90), and Josh Hustedt in the decathlon (7,070 points) ... On the women's side, the list includes Chauntae Bayne-Hackett in the 100 meters (11.26), the 200 meters (23.27) and the 400 meters (52.95), Janice Davis in the 100 meters (11.64), the 200 meters (23.70) and the 400 meters (52.93), Alicia Follmar in the 800 meters (2:07.69) and 1500 meters (4:24.49), Ashley Freeman in the 800 meters (2:08.17), Arianna Lambie in the 1500 meters (4:19.88) and 5000 meters (15:44.23), Lauren Centrowitz in the 1500 meters (4:22.89), Katy Trotter in the 1500 meters (4:24.62), Amanda Trotter in the 1500 meters (4:25.62) and the 5000 meters (16:07.71), Teresa McWalters in the 5000 meters (16:31.75), Katie Harrington in the 5000 meters (16:38.33), Lindsay Allen in the 5000 meters (16:39.10), Sarah Hopping in the hammer (205-10, 62.73m), Katy Elsbury in the hammer (180-2, 54.93m), Danielle Maier in the javelin (165-1, 50.31m), Erica McLain in the long jump (20-6 1/4wa, 6.25m) and triple jump (45-5wa, 13.84m), Anna McFarlane in the pole vault (12-6, 3.81m), and both the 400 meter relay (44.37) and 1600 meter relay 3:33.23) teams ... Freshman Lauren Stewart is an NCAA provisional qualifier in the heptatlon (5,110 points).

Pac-10 Potpourri
Several Stanford athletes are ranked high in the Pac-10 list of top times and marks ... On the women's side, Chauntae Bayne-Hackett is the league leader in the 200 meters (22.77), second in the 100 meters (11.26) and fourth in the 400 meters (52.95) ... Janice Davis is ranked third in the 200 meters (23.26) and 400 meters (52.93) ... Ashley Freeman is second in the Pac-10 in the 800 meters (2:06.85) ... Arianna Lambie and Katy Trotter are 1-2 in the 1500 meters with respective times of 4:18.70 (indoors) and 4:19.31 (indoors) ... Lambie is also the league leader in the 5000 meters (15:44.23) while Amanda Trotter is fourth (16:07.71) ... The women's 1600 meter relay team is #1 in the Pac-10 at 3:33.23 while the 400 meter relay team is second (44.37) ... Erica McLain is first in the Pac-10 in the triple jump (45-4 3/4wa, 13.84m) and second in the long jump (20-10 3/4, 6.37m, indoors) ... Sarah Hopping, the school record holder in the hammer, is fourth in the Pac-10 at 205-10 (62.73m) ... Danielle Maier is second in the javelin (165-1, 50.31m) ... On the men's side, Russell Brown is third in the Pac-10 in the 1500 meters (3:41.45, indoors) while Garrett Heath is fifth (3:45.12, indoors) ... Michael Garcia ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in the 800 meters (1:50.16, indoors) ... A time of 13:52.81 (indoors) in the 5000 meters has put Neftalem Araia second in the Pac-10 while Hakon DeVries is fifth (14:04.00) ... Six Stanford runners are listed in the Pac-10 Top 10 in the 5000 meters ... Jonathan Pierce (28:54.88), Brett Gotcher (28:57.19), Hari Mix (28:58.90) and Forrest Tahdooahnippah (29:35.95) are 1-2-3-4 in the 10,000 meters ... Graeme Hoste is third in the league in the pole vault (17-7 3/4, 5.38m, indoors) ... Solomon Welch (51-10 1/4, 15.81m, indoors) and Feranmi Okanlami (51-7 1/4, 15.73m, indoors) are 2-3 in the Pac-10 in the triple jump ... Josh Hustedt's point total of 7,070 in the decathlon is third-best in the Pac-10.

Big Meet 2006 Schedule (Sat., April 22, Edwards Stadium, University of California)
Field Events

9:30 a.m. - Women's Hammer followed by Men's Hammer
10:30 a.m. - Women's Long jump followed by Men's Long Jump
11:30 a.m. - Women's Javelin followed by Men's Javelin
Noon - Women's Pole Vault followed by Men's Pole Vault
Noon - Men's Shot Put followed by Women's Shot Put
Noon - Men's High jump followed by Women's High Jump
1:30 p.m. - Women's Triple Jump followed by Men's Triple Jump
1:30 p.m. - Men's Discus followed by Women's Discus

Running Events
Noon - National Anthem
br>12:05 p.m. - Women's 3000 Meter Steeplechase
12:25 p.m. - Men's 3000 Meter Steeplechase
12:45 p.m. - Women's 400 Meter Relay
12:50 p.m. - Men's 400 Meter Relay
12:55 p.m. - Women's 1500 Meters
1:05 p.m. - Men's 1500 Meters
1:10 p.m. - Women's 100 Meter Hurdles
1:15 p.m. - Men's 110 Meter Hurdles
1:25 p.m. - Women's 400 Meters
1:30 p.m. - Men's 400 Meters
1:35 p.m. - Women's 100 Meters
1:40 p.m. - Men's 100 Meters
1:45 p.m. - Women's 800 Meters
1:50 p.m. - Men's 800 Meters
2:00 p.m. - Women's 400 Meter Hurdles
2:10 p.m. - Men's 400 Meter Hurdles
2:20 p.m. - Women's 200 Meters
2:25 p.m. - Men's 200 Meters
2:30 p.m. - Women's 5000 Meters
2:55 p.m. - Men's 5000 Meters
3:15 p.m. - Senior Ceremony
3:45 p.m. - Women's 1600 Meter Relay
3:55 p.m. - Men's 1600 Meter Relay

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