Gold Medal Winner Dan O'Brien Competes at Cal Multi-Event Meet

March 27, 2002

BERKELEY, Calif. - Headlined by 1996 Olympic decathlon gold medallist Dan O'Brien, the Cal Multi-Event meet got underway today at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley. Only one Golden Bear, Shawna Adkins, participated in the two-day event, and she closed out the first portion of the heptathlon in third place with an overall score of 3056.

O'Brien competed in two events on Goldman Field, the shot-put and the high jump. He tied for second on the shot-put, tossing a throw of 48-4.75. On the high jump, O'Brien's mark of 6-4.75 was good enough for a third place tie. Leading the pack in the decathalon was Montana's Bryan Anderson, who closed out the first day with a score of 3908.

Adkins finished third behind Washington State's Ellanne Richardson, who posted a score of 3335, and Beach TC's Robin Unger, who checked in at 3302. Adkins performed well in all four events, clocking a 15.04 in the 100mH and a 26.25 in the 200m. In shot put, the Golden Bear tossed 40-0.5, while jumping 5-4.25 in the high jump.

Competition continues tomorrow at Edwards, beginning at 9:15 a.m.

100mH: 15.04
High Jump: 5-4.25
Shot Put: 40-0.5
200m: 26.25

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