Cal Women Tie for 29th, Men Tie for 68th at NCAA Championships

June 1, 2002

BATON ROUGE, La. - The California women's track and field team tied for 29th with eight points at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, while the Golden Bear men tied for 68th with one point. The four-day national championship concluded Saturday night at Moore Track Stadium. The Bears didn't have any athletes competing on the final day of the meet.

Seniors Erin Belger and Jennifer Joyce accounted for the Bear women's points. Belger earned six points for her third-place showing in the 800m Friday night, while Joyce garnered two points by placing seventh in the hammer Wednesday. Both earned All-America honors.

On the men's side, senior Bubba McLean posted the Cal men's only point by placing eighth in the pole vault Friday night, becoming an All-American for the second-straight year.

Host LSU won the men's title with 64 points, holding off SEC rival Tennessee (57). SMU was third with 42 points, followed by Florida and Clemson with 32. South Carolina won the women's competition with 82 points, followed by UCLA (72), USC (57), LSU (43) and Kansas State (30).

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