Cal Men, Women Fall at Big Meet
April 7, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. - California junior Thomas Mack won four events, but the Golden Bears men lost to Stanford, 88-75, and, despite a meet record by Alysia Johnson, the Cal women lost to the Cardinal, 86.5-76.5, at the 113th annual Big Meet on Saturday at Cobb Track and Angell Field. The Bears posted 17 NCAA regional-qualifying marks or times at the Big Meet.
The Cal men now lead the all-time Big Meet series, 66-45-2, while the Stanford women lead their all-time Big Meet series, 18-10.
The Stanford men and the Cardinal women each earn five points towards the Lexus Gauntlet Challenge with their victories.
Johnson, a junior, clocked a Big Meet record and regional-qualifying 2:03.43 to win the 800-meter run. Johson, the 2007 NCAA indoor champion in the 800, surpassed the old meet record of former Cal star Louise Romo, who ran a 2:04.10 in 1984.
On the men's side, Mack collected individual wins in the 100-meter dash (wind-aided 10.57), 110-meter hurdles (wind-aided 13.95) and 200-meter dash (lifetime-best 21.62) and was part of the Bears' winning 4x100-meter relay (41.34).
A complete recap will follow.
Cal next hosts the Brutus Hamilton Invitational next Friday through Saturday, April 13-14, at Edwards Stadium and Goldman Field.
Women's 4x100-Meter Relay
2. Cal 46.85.
Men's 400-Meter Dash
3. Jonathan Suddaby 50.36.
Men's 3,000-Meter Run
1. Giliat Ghebray 8:04.54. 3. Yosef Ghebray 8:08.11. 4. David Torrence 8:16.63. 6. Mark Matusak 8:23.16. 10. Chris Chavez 8:39.01. DNF Steven Sodaro. DNF Matt Miller. DNF Michael Coe.
1. John Ludden 196-7 (59.91 meters)*.
Men's Triple Jump
4. Jonas Hallgrimsson 48-1.75 (14.67 meters)w.
* NCAA regional qualifying standard
b Big Meet Record
w Wind aided