Day One Results From Pac-10 Championships

May 17, 2003

The University of California men's and women's track and field teams stand in eighth and ninth place, respectively at the Pac-10 Track and Field Championships held Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18 at USC's Katherine B. Locker Stadium in Los Angeles.

Stanford women's squad leads the field at the conference meet with 65 points. Cal's women's team has nine points. On the men's side, Oregon leads after Saturday's events with 59 points, while the Golden Bears' men's team has 16 points. The meet is scored as 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for places one through eight. Several field events were contested Saturday, while the track events were all preliminary, except for the 3000-meter steeplechase and 10,000m run.

Redshirt freshman Elzunia Lamb has scored four points for the Bears. Last weekend, she finished sixth at the Pac-10 Multi-Meet to earn three points and on Saturday she finished eighth in the long jump (19-3.25) to tack on another point. Sophomore Abby Parker was the other Bear to score points for Cal's women's team. Parker finished fifth in the 3000m steeplechase (10:49.20) to add four points. Parker's time was her season-best and is the second-fastest all-time in Cal's history.

Other impressive performances included freshman Osarhiemen Omwanghe's fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:00.58). Junior Stephanie Cowling and senior April Holliverse also clocked in top eight finishes in the 400m hurdles and will compete in the finals tomorrow. Cowling placed sixth (1:00.91) and Holliverse finished in eighth (1:01.27). Omwanghe finished eighth in the 100m hurdles (13.68) and will also compete in that event's finals tomorrow. Freshman Antonette Carter earned a spot in the 200m dash finals on Sunday after finishing eighth in Saturday's preliminaries (24.08). Additionally, both of Cal's 800m run participants, junior Chloe Jarvis and senior Lache Bailey, earned a spot in Sunday's finals race after turning in fourth (2:09.30) and seventh-place finishes (2:09.41), respectively. Freshman Bridget Duffy placed seventh in the 1500m run (4:29.47) to earn a spot in the finals.

Cal's men's squad earned 16 points from its finishes in the shot put and javelin events. Sophomore Rhuben Williams placed third in the shot with a personal-best throw of 61-8.25. That toss ranks fourth on the Bears' all-time best performances list. Junior Amin Nikfar finished in fourth-place with a shot of 60-3.25. That is his personal-best, as well, and ranks sixth on Cal's all-time list. In the javelin throw, senior Joe Berro notched a fourth-place finish with his throw of 207-4.

In the track prelims, juniors Tim Bogdanof and Bruce Giron and sophomores Ricci Dula and Toby Atawo earned top eight finishes that will allow them to compete in Sunday's finals. Bogdanof finished third in the 110m hurdles with a personal-best time of 13.76. That time is the third-fastest in Cal's history. Giron took eighth place in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 52.44. Dula and Atawo qualified for tomorrow's 100m dash finals, finishing in seventh (10.51) and eighth place (10.59), respectively. Atawo also earned a spot in the 200m dash finals after finishing sixth in the prelims (21.31).

The Pac-10 Track and Field Championships conclude Sunday, May 18. Field events include the women's triple jump, discus and pole vault and the men's hammer, high jump, triple jump and discus. All track finals also take place Sunday, along with the awards ceremony. Check www.calbears.com for a complete recap and results from the conference meet.

Pac-10 Track and Field Championships--Saturday, May 17, 2003
Cal Finishers

Women100m: 9. Antonette Carter, 11.74, 19. Jacqueline Earls, 12.15, 20. Shannan Hawes, 12.17, 21. Monica Green, 12.63. 200m: 8. Antonette Carter, 24.08, 14. Shannan Hawes, 24.86. 800m: 4. Chloe Jarvis, 2:09.30, 7. Lache Bailey, 2:09.41. 1500m: 7. Bridget Duffy, 4:29.47. 3000mSC: 5. Abby Parker, 10:49.20. 100mH: 8. Osarhiemen Omwanghe, 13.68, 11. April Holliverse, 13.92, 14. Mary Meyman, 14.50. 400mH: 4. Osarhiemen Omwanghe, 1:00.58, 6. Stephanie Cowling, 1:00.91, 8. April Holliverse, 1:01.27. Long Jump: 8. Elzunia Lamb, 19-3.25, 9. Antonette Carter, 19-2, 15. Qadriyyah Abdullah, 18-1.75. High Jump: 10. Cynthia Mallory, 5-3. Shot Put: 10. Jenna Johnson, 44-11, 14. Tamrya d'Artenay, 42-2.25. Hammer: 14. Tamrya d'Artenay, 156-5.

Men100m: 7. Ricci Dula, 10.51, 8. Toby Atawo, 10.59, 11. Nick Mazur, 10.62. 200m: 6. Toby Atawo, 21.31. 400m: 16. Chris Boykin, 49.10. 800m: 12. Randy Fair, 1:52.91. 3000mSC: 10. Kevin Davis, 9:09.32. 110mH: 3. Tim Bogdanof, 13.76. 400mH: 8. Bruce Giron, 52.44, 10. Tim Bogdanof, 53.35, 12. Aaron Ellis, 53.55. 4x100m Relay: 5. California, 40.55. Shot Put: 3. Rhuben Williams, 61-8.25, 4. Amin Nikfar, 60-3.25. Javelin: 4. Joe Berro, 207-4.

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