Day One Concludes at U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials

July 9, 2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials began with the first day of the women's heptathlon, featuring junior Brooke Meredith and alum Missy Vanek. Vanek is in 14th place after four events with 3,321 points while Meredith is in 22nd with 3,091 points. Meredith, an indoor and outdoor All-American, was sixth in the heptathletes' shot put competition with a throw of 41-11.25. The final three events of the heptathlon take place Saturday.

All-American shot-putter Rhuben Williams fouled out in the men's shot put preliminaries. Williams will be a senior next season for the Golden Bears.

Another of next year's seniors, Chloe Jarvis, competed in the women's 800 meter competition. Jarvis finished 27th with a time of 2:10.97. Recentl graduate Deanna Slaton finished 18th in the women's 400-meter hurdles quarterfinals, clocking in at 58.45.

Cal Track and Field will host a reception, sponsored by class of 1964 high jumper Roger Olsen, on Wednesday, July 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. The Sheraton is located at 1230 J Street in downtown Sacramento. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to Tami Holzman in Athletic Development at tamih@berkeley.edu or by calling (510) 642-3945.

Cal finishers are shown below. Full results can be seen at www.usatf.org.

2004 U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials

Women's Heptathlon14 Missy Vanek 14.24 1.75m 11.80m 25.83 Unattached w: -1.4 5-08.75 38-08.75 w: 0.3 3321 (945) (916) (648) (812) 3321 (0) (0) (0) ----------------------------------------------------------------------

22 Brooke Meredith 14.72 1.54m 12.78m 25.60 California w: -1.7 5-00.5 41-11.25 w: -1.6 3091 (879) (666) (713) (833) 3091 (0) (0) (0) ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Women's 400 Meter Hurdles Quarterfinals18 Deanna Slaton Unattached 58.45 2

Men's Shot Put Preliminaries-- Rhuben Williams California FOUL

Women's 800 Meter Quarterfinals27 Chloe Jarvis California 2:10.97

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