Cal Back to Boise for MPSF Championships
Feb. 18, 2003
CAL CONTINUES INDOOR SEASON AT MPSF CHAMPIONSHIPS
The University of California men's and women's indoor track and field teams head to Boise, ID for the Mountain Pacific Conference Championships, Feb. 21-22. The meet, hosted by the University of Arizona, takes place at the Jackson Track in the Idaho Sports Center. Action begins at 12 p.m. MT on Friday and 10 a.m. MT on Saturday.
The MPSF is comprised of teams from the Big West, Mountain West, Pac-10, Western Athletic and West Coast Conferences. Cal will compete against teams from Arizona, Cal State Northridge, Idaho, Long Beach State, Stanford, UCLA, Utah State, Washington State, Cal Poly, Oregon and UC Irvine. The Stanford men's team is the only squad ranked in the Trackwire 25 at No. 6. The meet features several strong women's teams, as squads the from UCLA (No. 6), Stanford (No. 7), Arizona (No. 18) and Washington State (No. 23), each hold national rankings.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12:00pm 20-lb. Weight Throw Final (W)12:00pm Long Jump Final (M)1:00 Pole Vault Final (W)2:00 60m HH Prelims (W)*2:20 60m HH Prelims (M)*2:30 60m Dash Prelims (W)*2:45 60m Dash Prelims (M)*3:00 Long Jump Final (W)3:00 High Jump Final (M)3:00 Shot Put Final (M)3:00 3,000m Run Final (W)3:15 3,000m Run Final (M)3:30 Mile Run Prelims (W)*3:45 Mile Run Prelims (M)*4:00 400m Dash Prelims (W)^4:15 400m Dash Prelims (M)^4:30 800m Run Prelims (W)*4:45 800m Run Prelims (M)*5:00 200m Dash Prelims (W)^5:15 200m Dash Prelims (W)^* - 8 to Finals ^ - TBD
10:00am 35-lb. Weight Throw Final (M)10:00 Triple Jump Final (W) - East Runway11:00 High Jump Final (W)11:00 Pole Vault Final (M)11:00 5000m Final (W)11:25 Mile Run Final (W)11:35 Mile Run Final (M)11:50 60m HH Final (W)12:00pm Triple Jump Final (M)12:00 60m HH Final (M)12:05 60m Dash Final (W)12:10 60m Dash Final (M)12:20 400m Final (W)12:30 400m Final (M)12:45 800m Final (W)12:55 800m Final (M)1:00 Shot Put Final (W)1:05 200m Final (W)1:15 200m Final (M)1:25 5000m Final (M)1:45 4x400m Relay Final (W)1:55 4x400m Relay Final (M)2:05 DMR Relay Final (W)2:20 DMR Relay Final (M)
Note: Event times subject to change
CAL'S LAST TIME OUT
The Golden Bears' men's and women's indoor track and field teams won five events at the Wolfpack Invitational Saturday in Reno, Nevada. The women's team won three events, while the men's squad captured two victories. Individual winners on the women's side included freshman Osarhiemen Omwanghe's victory in the 55m hurdles (7.99). She also placed second in the 55m dash (7.12). Redshirt freshman Elzunia Lamb won the long jump with a season-best mark of 19-2.75. For the men, freshman Teak Wilburn won the high jump with a season-best and NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 7-1.00. Sophomore David Glasgow turned in a runner-up performance in the high jump, finishing second with a season-best mark of 6-9.00. Both the men's and women's 4x400 relay teams were also victorious. The men's team won the race in 3:23.56, while the women finished first with a time of 3:52.02.
The Golden Bears return to Berkeley for their first home competition, the Blue & Gold Intrasquad meet on March 1 at Edwards Stadium. Indoor competition concludes with the NCAA Indoor Championships, Mar. 14-15 in Fayetteville, AR. Cal then opens the spring season hosting Boise State and Azusa Pacific on Mar. 21-22 at Edwards Stadium. Start times for those meets is at 11 a.m.
LAST ALL COMERS MEET AT EDWARDS STADIUM SATURDAY
This weekend conludes Cal's hosting of the Saturday All Comers meets at Edwards Stadium. As usual, events begin at 11 a.m., except the hammer which starts at 8:30 a.m. The meet is open to all age groups, high school, open and master athletes. Admission is $2.
HEAD COACH CHRIS HUFFINS
Chris Huffins, former NCAA decathlon champion at the University of California and current assistant track & field coach at Georgia Tech, was named Cal's new director of track and field and cross country on October 16, 2002. Huffins, a two-time U.S. Olympic decathlete who won the bronze medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia, becomes the seventh head track and field coach in California history. He replaces Erv Hunt, who recently assumed a new executive administrative role in the Golden Bears' athletic department after directing Cal's track and field program for 30 years.
Trackwire's Dandy Dozen
8. Erin Belger
5. Teak Wilburn
The 'Dandy Dozen' lists are a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squds in each NCAA event.
MPSF & NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS
Toby Atawo (MPSF-60m: 6.94; MPSF-200m: 21.89); Tim Bogdanof (MPSF-60mH: 8.06); Carlos Carballo (MPSF-3000m: 8:26.45); Martin Conrad (MPSF-3000m: 8:34.08); Ricci Dula (MPSF-60m: 6.88); Randy Fair (MPSF-400m: 49.62; 800m: 1:54.75); Jason Gatewood (MPSF-high jump: 6-7); Bruce Giron (MPSF-49-5.50); David Glasgow (MPSF-high jump: 6-8.75); Herman Gill (MPSF-high jump: 6-7); Girmay Guangul (MPSF-3000m: 8:15.35); Robert Kennedy (MPSF-60m: 6.8h; high jump: 23-6.35); Amin Nikfar (MPSF-shot put: 49-10.50; weight throw: 43-0.25); Jeremiah Tolbert (MPSF-long jump: 22-5.75); Teak Wilburn (NCAA Prov. & MPSF-high jump: 7-1; Rhuben Williams (MPSF-shot put: 56-7.25; weight throw: 55-11); Ahmad Wright (MPSF-60m: 6.99; 200m: 21.95; 400m: 48.11).
Qadriyyah Abdullah (MPSF-60m: 7.8h; long jump: 18-7; triple jump: 37-10.50); Lache Bailey (MPSF-800m: 2:13.95); Erin Belger (MPSF-800m: 2:13.52); Christy Borak (MPSF-3000m: 9:57.50); Anthonette Carter (MPSF-long jump: 17-11.25); Stephanie Cowling (MPSF-200m: 25.50; 60mH: 9.03); Tamrya d'Artenay (MPSF-shot put: 44-2.75; weight throw: 54-8); Bridget Duffy (MPSF-Mile: 4:58.56); DeCola Groce (MPSF-7.84; 200m: 25.68); Shannan Hawes (MPSF-200m: 25.32); April Holliverse (MPSF-60mH: 8.97); Carrie Johnson (MPSF-shot put: 43-0.50); Jenna Johnson (MPSF-shot put: 46-7.25); Elzunia Lamb (MPSF-long jump: 19-2.75); Lindsey Maclise (MPSF-Mile: 5:04.66); Brooke Meredith (MPSF-long jump: 17-9); Mary Meyman (MPSF-60mH: 8.87); Osarhiemen Omwanghe (MPSF-60m: 7.79; 200m: 25.68; 60mH: 8.68); Abby Parker (MPSF-3000m: 10:28.31); Sheni Russell (MPSF-shot put: 47-3); Leora Ward (MPSF-pole vault: 12-1.50); Trinety White (MPSF-triple jump: 38-11.75).