Bears Host Cal Invitational
March 18, 2002
NO. 1 TENNESSEE MEN COME TO TOWN FOR CAL INVITATIONAL
The Cal men's and women's track and field teams host the seven-team Cal Invitational, Friday-Saturday, March 22-23. The field consists of Cal, Tennessee (men), Stanford, Washington, UC Davis, Nevada (women) and Kent State. The Volunteer men are the defending outdoor and indoor NCAA champion. The hammer takes place Friday with the men's event beginning at 2 p.m., followed by the women's at 4 p.m. Saturday's competition begins at 9:30 a.m., with the women's javelin. The first running event is the women's 4x100m relay at noon. The final event is the men's 4x400m relay at 4:10 p.m.
SCORING FOR THE CAL INVITATIONAL
The meet will be scored 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for individual and relay events. Each team will be allowed two scorers per event, and only one relay scores for each team.
UCLA TRIANGULAR IN REVIEW
California turned in some strong performances but finished third at the UCLA Triangular Saturday. On the women's side, UCLA came in first with 148 points, followed by Washington State with 136 and the Golden Bears with 112. The Bruins also took top honors in the men's meet with 160.5 points, followed by WSU with 148.5 and Cal with 89. Cal won five events - Jennifer Joyce in the hammer (202-11), Marielle Schlueter in the 3000mSC (10:43.49), Erin Belger in the 800m (2:10.71), Jerriod Mack in the triple jump (49-5.75) and Mike Pestorich in the 800m (1:54.36).
SCHLUETER BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD IN 3000M STEEPLECHASE
Cal senior Marielle Schlueter broke her own school record in the 3000mSC with her first-place finish at the UCLA Triangular. Schlueter clocked in at 10:43.49 to break the previous record of 10:44.95, set in 2001.
TOP PERFORMANCES BY NEWCOMERS SO FAR IN 2002
Redshirt freshman Tamrya d'Artenay has shown improvement each week for the Bears. At the UCLA meet, she posted PRs in all three of her events - shot put (44-7.5), discus (145-0) and hammer (143-0). Freshman Trinety White owns or shares the Bears top marks in the long jump (18-4.5) and triple jump (40-11) this year. Her jump of 40-11 ranks fifth all-time at Cal. White also was a kicker on her high school football team. On the men's side, redshirt freshman David Glasgow's PR in the high jump of 6-9.75 ties sophomore Jason Gatewood for the team best this season.
TWO BEARS RECORD NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS
Cal senior Jennifer Joyce is the only Bear to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships so far this year. She did so in the hammer the first meet of the season at USC with a mark of 204-7. Sophomore Jenna Johnson posted an NCAA provisional mark in the shot put (48-10.75) at the UCLA Triangular.
COMING UP NEXT...THE CAL MULTIS MEET
The Bears host one of the top multi-event meets this season March 27-28. Competitors of note include: Olympian Dan O'Brien, 2000 NCAA decathlon champion Bevan Hart (Cal alum) and 2001 Pac-10 heptathlon champion Elannee Richardson (WSU). Cal seniors Missy Vanek (3rd, 2000 NCAAs), Shawna Adkins (4th, 2001 Pac-10s) and Matt Blair (6th, 2001 Pac-10s) look to qualify for NCAAs this week.