Cal to Host USATF Multi-Event Championships, June 18-20

May 8, 2002

BERKELEY - The University of California will host the country's best multi-event athletes at the 2002 USATF Multi-Event Championships, Tuesday-Thursday, June 18-20, at Edwards Stadium. The junior championships take place June 18-19, while the senior competition is June 19-20. Competition is expected to be fierce as athletes will be competing for spots to represent the United States in international competition.

Cal alum Bevan Hart, the 2000 NCAA decathlon champion, and current Golden Bear Missy Vanek are among those expected to compete at the multi-event meet. Vanek earned All-America honors in the heptathlon for her third-place finish at the 2000 NCAA Championships, and she'll be among those vying for the 2002 NCAA title this year.

Tickets for the USATF Multi-Event Championships are $7 per day for all fans and can only be purchased at Edwards Stadium each day of the competition.

Below is a breakdown of each day's schedule (subject to change).

Tuesday, June 18100m Decathlon Junior 11:00 a.m.100m Heptathlon Junior 11:30 a.m.Long Jump Decathlon Junior 11:40 a.m.High Jump Heptathlon Junior 12:20 p.m.Shot Put Decathlon Junior 12:50 p.m.High Jump Decathlon Junior 2:00 p.m.Shot Put Heptathlon Junior 2:15 p.m.200m Heptathlon Junior 3:15 p.m.400m Decathlon Junior 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19100m Decathlon Senior 9:30 a.m.100mH Heptathlon Senior 10:15 a.m.Long Jump Decathlon Senior 10:15 a.m.High Jump Heptathlon Senior 11:05 a.m.110mH Decathlon Junior 11:15 a.m.Shot Put Decathlon Senior 11:30 a.m.Long Jump Heptathlon Junior 12:15 p.m.Discus Decathlon Junior 12:15 p.m.High Jump Decathlon Senior 12:45 p.m.Shot Put Heptathlon Senior 12:45 p.m.200m Heptathlon Senior 1:45 p.m.Pole Vault Decathlon Junior 2:15 p.m.400m Decathlon Senior 2:25 p.m.Javelin Heptathlon Junior 2:30 p.m.800m Heptathlon Junior 4:15 p.m.Javelin Decathlon Junior 4:45 p.m.1500m Decathlon Junior 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 20110mH Decathlon Senior 10:00 a.m.Discus Decathlon Senior 10:55 a.m.Long Jump Heptathlon Senior 11:00 a.m.Javelin Heptathlon Senior 12:45 p.m.Pole Vault Decathlon Senior 1:00 p.m.800m Heptathlon Senior 2:30 p.m.Javelin Decathlon Senior 3:30 p.m.1500m Decathlon Senior 5:15 p.m.

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