Cal Scores At NCAA Championships
June 10, 2004
AUSTIN, Texas - Cal junior Brooke Meredith claimed fifth-place in the NCAA Championships heptathlon today with 5,442 points to earn All-American status. After being in 12th at the close of the first day's competition, Meredith's rise was spurred by winning the javelin - the sixth of the seven events - with a throw of 135-07 (41.33m).
Meredith is the school record-holder in the new javelin with a personal best of 148-00 (45.11m).
She claimed ninth in the long jump with a jump of 18-10.75 (5.76m) and finished eighth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.16. With her national finish, Meredith earned four team points for the Bears at the meet.
'We are real happy about how Brooke finished the season,' said Tony Sandoval, associate director of Cal track & field. 'She piggy-backed her All-American performance here on her All-American performance indoors.'
Elsewhere on the field, Teak Wilburn jumped 7-01.50 (2.17m) into a 14-way tie for first to advance to the finals. The sophomore high jumper was Cal's top finisher at last year's NCAAs (t12th) and enters the meet ranked second in the country.
In the men's shot put preliminaries, junior Rhuben Williams advanced to the finals with a shot of 61-03.00 (18.67m), good for eighth in the preliminary round. Senior Amin Nikfar finished 21st, matching his place from last year, putting 58-02.50 (17.74m).
On the track, sophomore Antonette Carter finished 20th overall in the women's 200-meter dash, clocking in at 23.55. The school record holder in the 100 meters and 200 meters, Carter holds a record of 23.33 in the 200-meter dash.
For live results and a revised schedule, please visit www.texassports.com and click on the Track & Field NCAA Championships logo. For complete results from the events in which Cal athletes competed, please click on the link at the top of this page. For a list of Cal finishers, please see below. Events continue through Saturday.
Cal FinishersNCAA ChampionshipsJune 10, 2004
Heptathlon:5 Brooke Meredith 14.49 1.62m 12.48m 25.95 5.76m 41.33m 2:21.16 w: 3.0 5-03.75 40-11.5 w: +0.0 18-10.75 135-07 Team Points: 4 5442 (910) (759) (693) (802) 3164 (777) (693) (808)
Women's 200-Meter Dash20 Antonette Carter 23.55 2.0 2
Men's High Jump1 Teak Wilburn 2.17mq 7-01.50
Men's Shot Put