Jennifer Joyce Finishes 7th at Commonwealth Games

Aug. 5, 2002

Berkeley- - Former California star Jennifer Joyce placed seventh in the hammer event (198-1; 60.39m) at the XVIIth Commonwealth Games last Friday, Aug. 3.

Joyce represented her native Canada at the games that took place in Manchester, England, July 25 to August 4.

Joyce, who hails from Vancouver, B.C., was a two-time All-American in the hammer at Cal. She completed her eligibility as a Golden Bear last spring and holds Cal's and the Canadian national record in the event (214-0; 65.23m). In June, Joyce placed second in the hammer at the Canadian National Track and Field Championships with a heave of 205-3.

During her time at Cal, Joyce was one of the premier athletes in the hammer event. This past season she won the hammer at the Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 204-1, after placing second as a freshman and sophomore and third last year as a junior. She earned her second set of All-America honors after placing seventh in the hammer at the 2002 NCAA Championships in Baton Rouge, La. Appearing at the NCAA Championships in each year of her collegiate career, Joyce first earned All-America honors her sophomore season after a fourth-place finish.

Joyce was a Pac-10 All-Academic second-team selection this past season. She was also awarded the honor as a sophomore and earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention accolades as a junior.

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