Bears to Compete in Cal Invitational, Penn Relays This Week
April 22, 2003
BEARS HOST CAL INVITATIONAL, COMPETE AT PENN RELAYS
The University of California's track and field teams will host the annual Cal Invitational this Friday-Saturday, Apr. 25-26, at Edwards Stadium. It is a non-scoring meet. The hammer throw is the only event slated for Friday-the men's competition begins at 2 p.m. and the women's follows at 4 p.m. Field events begin with the women's javelin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and conclude with the men's pole vault and women's high jump at 2 p.m. The women's 4x100 meter relay starts the running events at 12 p.m., while the final gun of the day is the men's 4x400m relay at 4:10 p.m. For the first time in 10 years, Cal also will send several athletes to the elite Penn Relays this weekend, Apr. 24-26.
Many of the athletes competing at the Cal Invitational are those that were originally scheduled to compete at the Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational. The meet will feature athletes from top local teams such as Stanford, San Francisco State, Santa Clara and San Jose State, as well as some from Nevada, UC Davis, Sacramento State and Humboldt State. Several club teams and unattached athletes will also participate.
Freshmen Chris Boykin and Kevin Davis, sophomores Toby Atawo, Ricci Dula, Carlos Carballo, Randy Fair and Girmay Guangul, and senior Nick Mazur, will compete in the 4x100m and distance medley relays at the 109th Penn Relays, Thursday-Saturday, Apr. 24-26 in Philadelphia, Pa. With over a century of track and field milestones and traditions, the Penn Relays is the longest uninterrupted collegiate track meet in the country. This year, there will be more than 22,000 entries and the three-day attendance is likely to top 100,000 for the fourth year in a row. Saturday attendance has averaged 45,000 for the last seven years, and makes the meet the best attended track event in the United States each year.
RECAP & RESULTS
A complete recap and results from the Cal Invitational and Penn Relays will be available at www.calbears.com.
Mt. SAC RELAYS RECAP
At last week's Mt. SAC Relays, several Golden Bears posted personal bests, while freshman Teak Wilburn tied a Cal freshman record in the high jump (7-3.25). That mark meets NCAA and Pac-10 postseason qualifying standards. Other men that posted new qualifying times or marks included sophomore Ricci Dula in the 100m (10.62), junior Tim Bogdanof in the 400m hurdles (52.43), Cal's 4x100m relay team (40.56), and sophomores Girmay Guangul and Carlos Carballo's times in the 5000m at 14:24.17 and 14:41.79, respectively. Several others-who already had notched NCAA or Pac-10 qualifying standards-showed continual improvement in garnering season-bests. Bogdanof clocked his fastest finish of the year and tied a personal best of 14.05 in the 110m hurdles Olympic development race. Juniors Amin Nikfar and Tony Miranda also tossed lifetime-best throws in the shot put (58-11.50) and discus (183-10), respectively. Miranda was the winner of that event. Cal's 4x100m relay team of senior Nick Mazur, sophomore Toby Atawo, freshman Chris Boykin and Dula were also victorious, winning the event in an NCAA qualifying time of 40.56.
Junior Deanna Slaton also moved into sixth-place on Cal's all-time bests chart, with a team-best time of 59.37 in the 400m hurdles. Senior April Holliverse and freshman Osarhiemen Omwanghe were also impressive in the 400m hurdles, posting NCAA and Pac-10 qualifying times of 1:01.18 and 1:01.26, respectively. Holliverse clocked the Bears' fastest time of the season in the 100m hurdles, with an NCAA and Pac-10 qualifying time of 13.92, while freshman Mary Meyman also notched a season-best and Pac-10 qualifying time in the event at 14.17. Pole vaulters, senior Leora Ward and sophomore Danielle Navarre, both vaulted marks of 12-5.50 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational. That is an NCAA and Pac-10 qualifying mark and stands as Ward's season-best and Navarre's lifetime best. The women's 4x400 team of juniors Stephanie Cowling and Chloe Jarvis, Omwanghe and Slaton ran the second-fastest time in Cal history with its NCAA qualifying time of 3:38.38.
AT THE 2002 CAL INVITATIONAL
The Bears' women's team was victorious at last year's Cal Invitational, posting numerous personal bests and winning eight events. Jennifer Joyce won the hammer throw (204-1), while Trinety White was a double winner for Cal in the long jump and triple jump. Sheni Russell and Joyce finished 1-2 in the discus, while Leora Ward posted a win in the pole vault. Other winners included Marielle Schlueter in the 3000m steeplechase, Lauren Dudugjian in the high jump and Cal's 4x400m relay squad. The team won the invitational with 179 points, while Tennessee won the men's competition with 227.5 points. Cal's men's squad finished fourth with 102 points. The Bears' men's team was shorthanded as a number of its top athletes did not compete due to injuries. Corey Creasey was the only Bear to win an event, capturing the 5000m.
TEAK WILBURN TIES CAL FRESHMAN HIGH JUMP RECORD
At last weekend's Mt. SAC Relays, freshman Teak Wilburn tied a Cal freshman record in the high jump (7-3.25). That mark moves him into a sixth-place tie with Clarence Johnson on Cal's all-time best performances list, and meets NCAA and Pac-10 postseason qualifying standards. Wilburn is ranked fifth nationally in the high jump in Trackwire's Apr. 22 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.
GIRMAY GUANGUL BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD IN 10,000m
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.
33 ATHLETES ALREADY POSSESS POSTSEASON QUALIFYING MARKS
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 17:16.97 Pac-10Stephanie Cowling 400mH 1:01.55 Pac-10Tamrya d'Artenay Shot Put 44-2.75 Pac-10Bridget Duffy 1500m 4:33.11 Pac-10Jacqueline Earls 100m 11.99 Pac-10April Holliverse 100mH 13.92 NCAA/Pac-10 400mH 1:01.18 NCAA/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 4:33.23 Pac-10Mary Meyman 100mH 14.17 NCAA/Pac-10Danielle Navarre Pole Vault 12-5.5 NCAA/Pac-10Osarhiemen Omwanghe 100mH 13.94 NCAA/Pac-10 400mH 1:01.26 NCAA/Pac-10Abby Parker 3000mSC 10:50.42 NCAA/Pac-10Deanna Slaton 400mH 59.37 NCAA/Pac-10Leora Ward Pole Vault 12-5.5 NCAA/Pac-104x400m Relay(Cowling, Jarvis, Omwanghe, Slaton) 3:38.38 NCAA
Toby Atawo 100m 10.73 Pac-10 200m 21.26 Pac-10Joe Berro Javelin 217-9 NCAA/Pac-10 Discus 165-1 NCAATim Bogdanof 110mH 14.05 NCAA/Pac-10 400mH 52.42 NCAA/Pac-10Kevin Davis 3000mSC 9:06.16 NCAA/Pac-10Jason Gatewood Decathlon 6,910 Pac-10 High Jump 6-9 Pac-10Herman Gill High Jump 6-9.50 NCAA/Pac-10Bruce Giron Triple Jump 49-5.00 NCAA/Pac-10David Glasgow High Jump 6-10.75 NCAA/Pac-10Girmay Guangul 5,000m 14:24.17 NCAA/Pac-10 10,000m 29:17.78 Pac-10Tony Miranda Discus 183-10 NCAA/Pac-10Amin Nikfar Shot Put 58-11.50 NCAA/Pac-10Teak Wilburn High Jump 7-3.25 NCAA/Pac-10Rhuben Williams Shot Put 59-8.50 NCAA/Pac-10 Hammer 195-0 NCAA/Pac-104x100m Relay(Mazur, Atawo, Boykin, Dula) 40.56 NCAA
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TO DETERMINE NCAA QUALIFIERS IN NEW 2003 FORMAT
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.
UP NEXT FOR THE BEARS...
After this weekend, the Bears head down to the Farm to compete in the Big Meet versus Stanford. The annual meet showcases the Bay Area's top collegiate track athletes, and takes place at Cobb Track and Angell Field, Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m.
2003 CAL INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE-
Friday, Apr. 25
2 p.m. Men's Hammer4 p.m. Women's Hammer
Saturday, Apr. 26
9:30 a.m. Women's Javelin
Men's Javelin follows Women's Javelin
10:30 Women's Shot
Men's Shot follows Women's Shot
Women's Discus follows Men's Javelin
Men's Discus follows Women's Discus
11:00 Women's Long Jump
Men's Long Jump follows Women's LJ
Women's Triple Jump follows Men's LJ
Men's Triple Jump follows Women's TJ
11:15 Women's Pole Vault
11:30 Men's High Jump
2:00 Men's Pole Vault
2:00 Women's High Jump
12:00 Women's 4 x 100 Relay
Men's 4 x 100 Relay
12:15 Women's Steeplechase
12:30 Men's 3000 Steeplechase
12:50 Women's 1500 Meters
Men's 1500 Meters
1:15 Women's 100m Hurdles
Men's 110m Hurdles
1:40 Women's 400 Meters
Men's 400 Meters
2:00 Women's 100 Meters
Men's 100 Meters
2:20 Women's 800 Meters
Men's 800 Meters
2:40 Women's 400m Hurdles
Men's 400m Hurdles
3:00 Women's 200 Meters
Men's 200 Meters
3:30 Women's 3,000 Meters
3:45 Men's 5000 Meters
4:05 Women's 4 x 400m Relay
4:10 Men's 4 x 400 Relay
200m5. Toby Atawo, 21.26
800m18. Randy Fair, 1:52.02
5000m17. Girmay Guangul, 14:24.17
110m Hurdles4. Tim Bogdanof, 14.05
4x100m Relay5. California, 40.56
4x400m Relay9. California, 3:13.86
High Jump1t. Teak Wilburn, 7-3.25
Long Jump20. Jeremiah Tolbert, 22-5.75
Triple Jump5. Bruce Giron, 50-11.25
Hammer7. Rhuben Williams, 195-0
Javelin2. Joe Berro, 217-9
100m15. Antonette Carter, 11.9519. Jacqueline Earls, 11.99
200m15. Antonette Carter, 24.37
3000mSC4. Abby Parker, 10:50.42
5000m17. Christy Borak, 17:16.97
4x100m Relay7. California, 46.25
4x400m Relay4. California, 3:38.38
High Jump16t. Cynthia Mallory, 5-5
Triple Jump14. Inge Prasethyo, 35-4