Jennifer Joyce Named Cal Track and Field Assistant Coach

Sept. 8, 2003

Jennifer Joyce, a former California star hammer thrower, has been named the new assistant throws coach for the Golden Bears' track and field program, Cal head coach Chris Huffins announced today.

Joyce - who served as a volunteer assistant coach for Cal's track and field squads last season - recently completed a very successful summer. She won the Canadian national hammer title with a toss of 207-11 on July 18 at the Canada Dry National Track and Field Championships in Victoria, B.C. Her win qualified her as one of nine female Canadian members for the Pan American Games in early August.

As a volunteer assistant coach, last season, Joyce worked primarily with Cal's throwers where she helped Amin Nikfar and Rhuben Williams qualify for the NCAA Championships. Additionally, each member of the men's throwing crew achieved lifetime bests in each throws event, while several of the women also posted new personal bests.

During her competitive years at Cal, Joyce was a two-time All-American and four-time NCAA Track and Field Championships qualifier. As a senior in 2002, she set the Bears' school record in the hammer (214-0) and won a Pac-10 hammer title. Her highest finish at the NCAA Championships came as a sophomore when she finished fourth.

Joyce, from Vancouver, B.C., graduated from Cal in the spring of 2002 with as a double-major in American studies and French.

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