Stanford Track And Field Gears Up For Big Meet

April 3, 2007

Stanford vs. California
Big Meet 2007
Cobb Track and Angell Field
Saturday, April 7, 2007

BIG MEET IN FOCUS
The 113th meeting for the men and 18th for the women between Stanford and California in the Big Meet is set for Saturday, April 7 at Cobb Track and Angel Field on the campus of Stanford University. The field events begin at 11:50 a.m. with the women's javelin, while the running events are slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. with the women's 3000 meter steeplechase. The meet will conclude with the men's 4 x 400 meter relay at 5:30 p.m. The California men's team leads the series against Stanford 66-44-2, while the Stanford women hold a 17-10 lead over the Golden Bears. Stanford has won the last six Big Meets, and nine of the last ten. Last year, at Berkeley the Cardinal women earned an 89-72 victory led by Hopping, a senior from Longmont, Colorado, broke her week-old school record three times en route to a first place finish. Hopping, on her second throw, broke the record with a throw of 210-0 (64.02m). Then on her fourth throw, she again broke the school record with an effort of 210-5 (64.15m) followed by a mark of 206-10 (63.05m). Hopping wasn't satisfied as she then threw the hammer for another school record of 211-4 (64.42m) on her final throw of the day, which was also seventh-best in Pac-10 history. Chauntae Bayne-Hackett also proved to be a major contributor to Stanford's winning effort. Bayne-Hackett won the 100 meters (11.32) and the 200 meters (23.01) and ran the second leg on the winning 400 meter relay team (44.73, #3 all-time at Stanford). Bayne-Hackett's effort helped account for 15 of Stanford's 89 points. Erica McLain was a double winner in the long jump (20-10, 6.35m) and triple jump (44-0 3/4, 13.43m). California's men's team scored a 95 2/3 - 67 1/3 victory in the 112th Big Meet. Not since 1962 has the Big Meet ended with the score in fractions. Stanford's top performer was sprinter Wopamo Osaisai, who scored victories in the 100 meters (10.62) and the 200 meters (21.44). In all, the Cardinal women posted victories in 12 of the 19 events contested, while the men finished first in eight of their events.

RECORD REVIEW
Five Big Meet records were broken last season. The events included the 100 meters (Chauntae Bayne-Hackett, 11.32), the 200 meters (Chauntae Bayne-Hackett, 23.01), the 400 meters (Alysia Johnson of California, 53.01), the 400 meter relay (Janice Davis, Chauntae Bayne-Hackett, Jakki Bailey, Nashonme Johnson, 44.32), and the triple jump (Erica McLain, 44-0 3/4, 13.43m) ... Freshman Lauren Stewart's effort of 40-9 1/2 (12.43m) in the triple jump is seventh-best in school history, and her long jump mark of 19-6 (5.94m) is tenth-best in school history ... Michaela Wallerstedt's effort of 47-10 1/2 (14.59m) in the shot put is eighth-best in school history ... Jakki Bailey's run of 11.74 in the 100 meters is eighth-best in school history.

CARDINAL QUALIFIERS
Several Cardinal athletes have met the NCAA Regional Qualifying standard so far this season. The list includes Michael Garcia in the 800 meter run (1:49.49), Lauren Jespersen in the 1500 meter run (3:46.86), Jacob Gomez in the 5000 meter run (14:02.80), Brett Gotcher in the 5000 meter run (14:08.45), Graeme Hoste in the pole vault (16-09 ¼; 5.11m), Feranmi Okanlami in the triple jump (49-05 ½; 15.07m), Michael Robertson in the discus throw (188-06; 57.47m), Daniel Schaerer in the discus throw (187-06; 57.15m), Jakki Bailey in the 100 meter dash (11.50), Arianna Lambie in the 800 meter run (2:08.23) and the 1500 meter run (4:15.75), Alicia Follmar in the 800 meter run (2:09.08) and the 1500 meter run (4:23.87), Lauren Centrowitz in the 1500 meter run (4:22.06), Amanda Trotter in the 1500 meter run (4:25.51), Katie Harrington in the 5000 meter run (16:41.24), the 4x400 relay team (3:39.00), Lindsey Gannaway in the high jump (5-08 ¾; 1.75m), Melissa Yunghans in the shot put (50-04 ¾; 15.36m), Katy Elsbury in the hammer throw (185-00; 56.38m), and Danielle Maier in the javelin (151-02; 46.09m).

BIG MEET BY THE NUMBERS
The Stanford men's team has dropped their last two meetings with the Golden Bears. In 2004, California scored a 96-66 victory and in 2006, the Cardinal were defeated by a score of 95 2/3 - 67 1/3. The Stanford women have won their last two meetings as they posted a 108-55 decision in 2004 and defeated California in 2006 by a score of 89-72.

MEET SCHEDULE
Field Events
11:50 PM -- Women Javelin
12:20 AM -- Men Hammer
12:50 AM -- Men Long Jump
12:55 AM -- Women Pole Vault
1:00 AM -- Women Long Jump
1:05 AM 5 -- Men Javelin
1:10 AM 10-- Men High Jump
1:20 AM 15-- Men Shot Put
1:35 AM 45-- Women Hammer
2:20 AM 5 -- Men Discus
2:25 AM 15 -- Women Shot Put
2:40 AM 15-- Men Triple Jump
2:55 AM 10-- Women Triple Jump
3:05 AM 15-- Men Pole Vault
3:20 AM 15-- Women High Jump
3:35 AM -- Women Discus

Track Events
2:00 PM 20-- Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
2:20 PM 20-- Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
2:40 PM 5 -- Women 4 x 100 Meter Relay
2:45 PM 5 -- Men 4 x 100 Meter Relay
2:50 PM 7 -- Women 1500 Meters
2:57 PM 13 -- Men 1500 Meters
3:10 PM 7 -- Women 100 Meter Hurdles
3:17 PM 8 -- Men 110 Meter Hurdles
3:25 PM 5 -- Women 400 Meters
3:30 PM 5 -- Men 400 Meters
3:35 PM 5 -- Women 100 Meters
3:40 PM 5 -- Men 100 Meters
3:45 PM 5 -- Women 800 Meters
3:50 PM 10 -- Men 800 Meters
4:00 PM 7 -- Women 400 Meter Hurdles
4:07 PM 8 -- Men 400 Meter Hurdles
4:15 PM 5 -- Women 200 Meters
4:20 PM 5 -- Men 200 Meters
4:25 PM 20 -- Women 3000 Meters
4:45 PM 20 -- Men 3000 Meters
5:05 PM 15 -- Graduating Seniors Recognition Ceremony
5:20 PM 10 -- Women 4 x 400 Meter Relay
5:30 PM -- Men 4 x 400 Meter Relay

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