Golden Bears Head South for Mt. SAC Relays

April 15, 2003

Ready to compete after the sixth annual Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational was rained out last Saturday, the University of California men's and women's track and field teams head to Walnut, Calif. for the 45th annual Mt. SAC Relays this Thursday-Saturday, Apr. 17-19. Mt. San Antonio College hosts the annual meet that features over 15,000 high school, community college, university and open athletes. Some of the sport's biggest names have taken to the track or field, with such athletes as Maurice Green, Michael Johnson, Mike Powell, Florence Griffith Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Stacy Dragila setting world records at the Mt. SAC Relays.

The meet features athletes from top collegiate teams across the country, as well as athletes from international teams. Nearly all Pac-10 teams will send participants, and 12 men's teams and 11 women's teams that are expected to compete are ranked in Trackwire's Top 25 poll. Top 10 men's teams include No. 3 Arkansas, No. 4 Mississippi State and No. 9 Southern Methodist, while Top 10 women's teams include No. 4 USC, No. 7 UCLA and No. 9 Arkansas.

A complete recap and results from the Mt. SAC Relays will be available at Results will also be posted on the official Mt. SAC website at

At last season's Mt. SAC Relays, Jennifer Joyce shattered her own two-year old school hammer record with a mark of 212-7, and finished fourth overall and second among collegians in the invitational division. The 400 and 800 meters were also strong events for Cal. Erin Belger won the 800m in a then-personal record and the second-fastest time in the nation at 2:04.60, which qualified her for the NCAA Championships. On the men's side, Golden Bear Mike Pestorich also clocked a PR in the 800m in 1:52.06. In the 400m, Mark Blanco and Randy Fair posted PRs in separate heats, finishing second (48.07) and fourth (48.29), respectively. Chloe Jarvis placed third in the 400m with a PR of 56.33. Other then-career-best performances included Shannan Hawes in the 100m (12.32), Deanna Slaton in the 400m hurdles (1:00.76) and Ahmad Wright in the 400mH (51.48).

The Golden Bears won four events at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, hosted by Georgia Tech Saturday, Apr. 5 in Atlanta. Senior Joe Berro, junior Tony Miranda and sophomore Abby Parker won individual events, while the men's 4x100m relay team also captured a victory. Berro won the javelin throw with a mark of 207-3 and Miranda won the discus with a toss of 177-3. The men's 4x100m relay team of junior Tim Bogdanof, sophomore Ricci Dula, senior Nick Mazur and sophomore Toby Atawo won the race in an NCAA regional qualifying time of 40.60. Parker was the only winner on the women's side, earning a victory in the 3,000mSC in a time of 11:00.50. Senior Lache Bailey and freshman Mary Meyman were also impressive, as Bailey's time of 2:08.48 in the 800m and Meyman's 14.19 time in the 100m hurdles are both good for 10th place on Cal's all-time best performances chart.

Freshman Teak Wilburn is ranked eighth in the high jump in Trackwire's April 8 Dandy Dozen List. The list is a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event. The factors used to build the D12 include quantitative values that measure performances in past major competitions (such as conference championships, national championships and Olympic competition), durability and freedom from injuries, demonstrated ability to compete well in multiple rounds of competition, ability in other events, head-to-head competition with other top athletes, and personal or seasonal bests.

Sophomore Girmay Guangul broke Cal's 10,000m record in a Pac-10 qualifying time of 29:17.78 at the Stanford Invitational, Mar. 29. The previous record was 29:24.3, set by Rich McCann at the 1981 Mt. SAC Relays.

In only five outdoor competitions to date, the Bears haven't wasted any time in accumulating Pac-10 qualifying times and marks, and three 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 Met


Antonette Carter	Long Jump	19-2	Pac-10	100m	11.95w	Pac-10	200m	24.37	Pac-10Lache Bailey	800m	2:08.48	NCAA/Pac-10Christy Borak	5,000m	17:27.57	Pac-10Stephanie Cowling	400mH	1:01.55	Pac-10Tamrya d'Artenay	Shot Put	44-2.75	Pac-10Bridget Duffy	1500m	4:35.51	Pac-10April Holliverse	100mH	14.34	Pac-10Chloe Jarvis	800m	2:09.96	NCAA/Pac-10Jenna Johnson	Shot Put	48-7.25	NCAA/Pac-10Elzunia Lamb	Long Jump	19-2	Pac-10Lindsey Maclise	1500m	4:33.33	Pac-10Mary Meyman	100mH	14.19	Pac-10Danielle Navarre	Pole Vault	12-0	NCAAOsarhiemen Omwanghe	100mH	13.94	NCAA/Pac-10Abby Parker	3,000mSC	10:55.71	NCAA/Pac-10Deanna Slaton	400mH	1:00.38	NCAA/Pac-10Leora Ward	Pole Vault	12-1.5	NCAA4x400m Relay(Bailey, Hawes, Omwanghe, Cowling)	3:43.95	NCAA


Toby Atawo 100m 10.73 Pac-10Joe Berro Javelin 217-9 NCAA/Pac-10 Discus 165-1 NCAATim Bogdanof 110mH 14.10 NCAA/Pac-10Kevin Davis 3,000mSC 9:06.16 NCAA/Pac-10Jason Gatewood Decathlon 6,910 Pac-10 High Jump 6-9 Pac-10Herman Gill High Jump 6-9.50 Pac-10Bruce Giron Triple Jump 49-5.00 NCAA/Pac-10David Glasgow High Jump 6-10.75 Pac-10Girmay Guangul 10,000m 29:17.78 Pac-10Tony Miranda Discus 177-3 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-104x100m Relay(Bogdanof, Dula, Mazur, Atawo) 40.60 NCAA

The qualifying standards for the 2003 NCAA Track and Field Championships has changed from years past, as for the first time ever, the NCAA will use Regional Championship meets to determine qualifying for the national meet. Stating a desire to place an emphasis on competition, rather than best marks, the NCAA Championships will draw the top-five finishers in each individual event, and top-three relay teams from each of the four regionals nationwide, to be contested May 30-31. Athletes will qualify for the Regional meets by meeting pre-determined NCAA standards. The NCAA will then round out the Championships field by selecting the highest-ranking indivdiuals (approximately six per individual event and five per relay) from the national collegiate performance lists, provided those athletes competed at their respective Regional meets and were not among the finishers to earn automatic NCAA berths. The lone exception to the Regional qualifying system will be the 10,000m and multi-events, which will not be subject to Regional competition. Athletes will continue to qualify for the NCAA Championships in those events as they have in the past, by meeting pre-determined provisional and automatic-qualifying standards. The west coast's Regional Qualifier will be hosted by Stanford.

After this weekend, the Bears return home to host the Cal Invitational Fri.-Sat., Apr. 25-26. Additionally, several Cal athletes will travel to Philadelphia to compete in the elite Penn Relays Thu.-Sat., Apr. 24-26.



Thursday, Apr. 17

4:00 p.m. Women 5000 Meter Run
4:00 p.m. Men Discus Throw
4:00 p.m. Men Long Jump
4:00 p.m. Women Long Jump
4:25 p.m. Men 5000 Meter Run
4:30 p.m. Women Pole Vault
4:45 p.m. Women 5000 Meter Run
5:10 p.m. Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
5:25 p.m. Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
5:40 p.m. Boys 2000 Meter Steeplechase
5:55 p.m. Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
6:00 p.m. Women Discus Throw
6:10 p.m. Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
6:25 p.m. Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
6:40 p.m. Girls 4x1760 Yard Relay
7:15 p.m. Men Pole Vault
7:30 p.m. Women 10000 Meter Run
7:45 p.m. Women Javelin Throw
8:10 p.m. Men 10000 Meter Run
8:45 p.m. Women 5000 Meter Run
9:10 p.m. Men 5000 Meter Run
9:30 p.m. Men 5000 Meter Run
9:50 p.m. Women 10000 Meter Run
10:30 p.m. Men 10000 Meter Run

Friday, Apr. 18-Middle Distance Carnival

6:30 p.m. Men Long Jump
6:30 p.m. Women Long Jump
6:30 p.m. Women 800 Meter Run
7:00 p.m. Women Pole Vault
7:00 p.m. Men 800 Meter Run
7:30 p.m. Men Javelin Throw
7:30 p.m. Women 400 Meter Dash
7:55 p.m. Men 400 Meter Dash
8:20 p.m. Women 1500 Meter Run
9:00 p.m. Men 1500 Meter Run

Saturday, Apr. 199:50 a.m. Women Shot Put
9:50 a.m. Women Triple Jump
10:00 a.m. Women Hammer Throw
10:00 a.m. Men Triple Jump
10:00 a.m. Women High Jump
10:00 a.m. Women Javelin Throw
10:00 a.m. Women 4x100 Meter Relay
10:10 a.m. Men 4x100 Meter Relay
10:25 a.m. Women 100 Meter Hurdles
10:35 a.m. Men Pole Vault
10:45 a.m. Men 110 Meter Hurdles
11:05 a.m. Women 100 Meter Dash
11:30 a.m. Men Shot Put
11:30 a.m. Men High Jump
11:35 a.m. Men 100 Meter Dash
12:00 p.m. Men Javelin Throw
12:00 p.m. Men Triple Jump
12:00 p.m. Women Triple Jump
12:15 p.m. Women 400 Meter Hurdles
12:35 p.m. Women 400 Meter Hurdles
12:45 p.m. Men 400 Meter Hurdles
1:05 p.m. Men 400 Meter Hurdles
1:05 p.m. Men Hammer Throw
1:05 p.m. Women Shot Put
1:05 p.m. Women Pole Vault
1:05 p.m. Women High Jump
1:15 p.m. Women 4x100 Meter Relay
1:20 p.m. Men 4x100 Meter Relay
1:45 p.m. Women 200 Meter Dash
2:05 p.m. Women 200 Meter Dash
2:05 p.m. Men Long Jump
2:05 p.m. Women Discus Throw
2:10 p.m. Men 200 Meter Dash
2:35 p.m. Men 200 Meter Dash
2:35 p.m. Men Shot Put
2:50 p.m. Women 800 Meter Run
3:05 p.m. Men 800 Meter Run
3:15 p.m. Men High Jump
3:15 p.m. Men Pole Vault
3:25 p.m. Women 400 Meter Dash
3:35 p.m. Men 400 Meter Dash
3:45 p.m. Men Discus Throw
3:45 p.m. Women Long Jump
3:55 p.m. Women 100 Meter Dash
4:10 p.m. Men 100 Meter Dash
4:25 p.m. Women 100 Meter Hurdles
4:40 p.m. Men 110 Meter Hurdles
4:50 p.m. Women 1500 Meter Run
5:00 p.m. Men 1760 Yard Run
5:10 p.m. Women 4x400 Meter Relay
5:25 p.m. Women 4x400 Meter Relay
5:30 p.m. Men 4x400 Meter Relay
5:45 p.m. Men 4x400 Meter Relay

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