Golden Bears Open April Competition in Atlanta
April 1, 2003
CAL TRAVELS SOUTH FOR YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL
The University of California men's and women's track and field teams are on the road again this weekend, ready to compete at the Yellow Jacket Invitational hosted by Georgia Tech Sat., Apr. 5 in Atlanta. Field events start at 9:30 a.m. with the women's hammer throw and the first running event is the women's 3,000m steeplechase at 1 p.m.
A HOMECOMING OF SORTS
Cal head coach Chris Huffins is very familiar with the Rambling Wreck's George C. Griffin Track. In 2000, Huffins was hired as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech, where he coached the sprints, throws, pole vault and the combined events. Under his direction, new school records were set in the women's pole vault, weight throw, hammer and shot put and the men's weight throw, hammer and javelin.
GIRMAY GUANGUL BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD IN 10,000mSophomore Girmay Guangul broke Cal's 10,000m record in a Pac-10 qualifying time of 29:17.78 at last weekend's Stanford Invitational. The previous record was 29:24.3, set by Rich McCann at the 1981 Mt. SAC Relays.
RECAPS FROM LAST WEEK'S COMPETITIONS
Several Golden Bears performed solidly at the Florida Relays in Gainesville last weekend. Freshman Teak Wilburn placed third in the high jump, tying his season-best mark of 7-0.50. Redshirt freshman Elzunia Lamb also set a season-best, posting a 19-2 mark in the long jump. Fellow redshirt frosh, Rhuben Williams posted a season-best throw of 195-0 in the hammer and threw a shot put 58-5.75. Sophomore Toby Atawo posted two Pac-10 qualifying times in the 100m (10.73) and 200m (21.67) events, while junior Tim Bogdanof placed fifth in the section two 110m hurdles in a season-best time of 14.31. Freshman Osarhiemen Omwanghe and Mary Meyman and junior Stephanie Cowling were Cal's competitors in the 100m hurdles and 4x100 shuttle hurdles relay event. Their times in the 100m hurdles were 14.52, 14.54 and 14.97, respectively and the squad (including Lamb) notched a fourth-place finish in section one of the shuttle relay (59.71).
Seven women and three men met Pac-10 qualifying standards at last weekend's Stanford Invitational. Additionally, a total of 23 women and 14 men equalled or set new personal season-bests at the invite, hosted by the Cardinal. Highlights included freshman Antonette Carter's Pac-10 qualifying time of 11.95 in the 100m, a team-best on the women's side; junior Chloe Jarvis setting a personal record of 2:09.96 in the 800m and senior Lache Bailey also qualifying for Pac-10s in the 800m with a time of 2:10.08. Freshmen Bridget Duffy and Christy Borak also turned in Pac-10 qualifying times in the 1500m (4:27.72) and 5,000m (17:27.57) events, respectively. Sophomore Abby Parker was also impressive, lowering her PR in the 3,000m steeplechase to 10:50.42. On the men's side, juniors Amin Nikfar and Tony Miranda captured wins in the shot put (56-2.50) and discus (173-4) events, respectively. Both were NCAA regional and Pac-10 qualifying marks. Senior Herman Gill and sophomore David Glasgow also recorded conference qualifying marks, as both jumped 6-9.50 in the high jump.
UC Multi Meet
Junior Jason Gatewood set a personal record of 6,910 points in the decathlon at the UC Multi Meet, held in Davis, Calif. Gatewood won the high jump (6-9) and the 1500m (4:44.73) events.
21 ATHLETES ALREADY POSSESS POSTSEASON QUALIFYING MARKS
In only four outdoor competitions to date, the Bears haven't wasted any time in accumulating Pac-10 qualifying times and marks, and two of those athletes can boast meeting conference qualifying standards in more than one event. The following is a list of athletes that have met postseason qualifying standards:
Name Event Best Mark Qualifying Standard MetWomen
Antonette Carter Long Jump 19-2 Pac-10 100m 11.95 Pac-10 200m 24.41 Pac-10Lache Bailey 800m 2:10.08 Pac-10Christy Borak 5,000m 17:27.57 Pac-10Bridget Duffy 1500m 4:37.72 Pac-10April Holliverse 100mH 14.34 Pac-10Chloe Jarvis 800m 2:09.96 NCAA/Pac-10Jenna Johnson Shot Put 47-5 NCAA/Pac-10Elzunia Lamb Long Jump 19-2 Pac-10Osarhiemen Omwanghe 100mH 13.94 NCAA/Pac-10Abby Parker 3,000mSC 10:55.71 NCAA/Pac-10
Toby Atawo 100m 10.73 Pac-10Joe Berro Javelin 217-9 NCAA/Pac-10 Discus 165-1 NCAATim Bogdanof 110mH 14.31 NCAA/Pac-10Kevin Davis 3,000mSC 9:06.16 NCAA/Pac-10Jason Gatewood Decathlon 6,910 Pac-10Herman Gill High Jump 6-9.50 Pac-10David Glasgow High Jump 6-9.50 Pac-10Girmay Guangul 10,000m 29:17.78 Pac-10Tony Miranda Discus 174-3 NCAA/Pac-10Amin Nikfar Shot Put 57-6.50 NCAA/Pac-10Teak Wilburn High Jump 7-0.50 NCAA/Pac-10Rhuben Williams Shot Put 59-8.50 NCAA/Pac-10 Hammer 195-0 NCAA/Pac-10
UP NEXT FOR THE BEARS...
The annual Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational is next on Cal's slate after this weekend's invitational at Georgia Tech. This year's Brutus Hamilton will feature a variety of partial squads, as well as many open athletes. The meet takes place Apr. 11-12 at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley.
2003 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE-SATURDAY, APRIL 5
9:30 a.m. Hammer Throw Women/Men to FollowNoon Javelin Women/Men to Follow1 p.m. Pole Vault Women/Men to Follow Long Jump Men*North Pit Long Jump Women*South Pit2 p.m. High Jump Women/Men to Follow Shot Put Women/Men to Follow3:30 p.m. Discus Women/Men to Follow Triple Jump Women*South Pit Triple Jump Men*North Pit
Running Events-Women First, Followed by the Men
1 p.m. 3000m Steeplechase1:30 p.m. 4x100m Relay1:40 p.m. 1500 meters2:25 p.m. 100m/110m hurdles2:45 p.m. 400 meters3:05 p.m. 100 meters3:30 p.m. 800 meters4 p.m. 400m hurdles4:20 p.m. 200 meters4:45 p.m. 3,000 meters5:30 p.m. 4x400m Relay5:50 p.m. 5,000 meters