More Bears Compete At U.S. Olympic Trials

July 10, 2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - All-American Brooke Meredith finished 17th in the women's heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials today. The junior transfer made an impressive showing, gaining 5,356 points. Alum Missy Vanek was unable to complete the two-day competition.

Alum Travis Nutter finished sixth in the hammer qualifying round to advance. He threw 227-10 (69.45m) in the event. Recent graduate and school record holder Sheni Russell fouled in the women's discus qualifying round.

A taped broadcast of U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials will be on NBC Sunday at 7 p.m. and on USA on Monday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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 and a schedule of events can be found at www.usatf.org.

U.S. Olympic Team TrialsTrack & Field

Women's Heptathlon 17 Brooke Meredith 14.72 1.54m 12.78m 25.60 5.55m 42.02m 2:18.51 California w: -1.7 5-00.5 41-11.25 w: -1.6 18-02.5 137-10 5356 (879) (666) (713) (833) 3091 (715) (706) (844)

Men's Hammer Throw6 Travis Nutter Unattached 69.45mq 227-10

Women's Discus Throw-- Sheni Russell Unattached FOUL

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