Stanford Hosts California in 111th Big Meet
April 21, 2005
Big Meet Bio
The 111th meeting (men) between Stanford and California in the Big Meet is slated for Saturday, April 23, at Cobb Track & Angell Field ... Stanford will face California in the 16th Big Meet for women ... The field events start at 12:50 p.m. with the women's javelin and the running events will start at 2:00 p.m. with the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase ... The meet will conclude with the men's 1,600 meter relay at 5:30 p.m. ... California men's team leads the series against Stanford, 64-44-2, but the Cardinal has won three of the last four meetings ... The three Stanford wins included a 93-70 verdict over the Golden Bears at Cobb Track & Angell Field in 2003 ... The Stanford women hold a 15-10 lead in the series against California ... Stanford has won the last four Big Meets, and seven of the last eight ... Last year in Berkeley, Stanford scored a 108-55 victory ... Two years ago at Stanford, the Cardinal scored a 111-51 decision ... For the men, this series dates back to 1893, while the women started competing in the Big Meet in 1980.
The individual events for the Big Meet will be scored five points for first place, three points for second place, and one point for third place ... The relays will be scored five points for first place, no points for second place.
Five records were broken at last year's Big Meet in Berkeley ... The Stanford women's 400 meter relay team of Janice Davis, Nashonme Johnson, Christine Moschella and Ashley Purnell ran 44.37 ... Osarhiemen Omwanghe of Cal ran the 100 meter hurdles in 13.43 ... Cal's Antonette Carter ran the 100 meters in 11.53 ... Deanna Slaton of Cal ran the 400 meters in 58.06 ... Stanford's Jill Camarena threw the shot put a Big Meet record 57-4 3/4 (17.49m) ... The oldest men's Big Meet record is held by Stanford's Ernie Cunliffe who ran a 1:47.7 in the 800 meters in 1960 ... The oldest women's Big Meet record is held by Marian Franklin of Cal who ran a 53.4 in the 400 meters in 1980 ... Chris Huffins, Cal's head coach, holds the Big Meet record in the long jump (26-1 1/2, 7.96m) in 1991.
Big Meet Barometer
Several races and field events promise to be interesting ... In the men's 100 meters, Stanford's Wopamo Osaisai has the Pac-10's fifth-best time at 10.48 while Cal's Toby Atawo is tenth at 10.61 followed closely by Rashaad Nunnally of the Golden Bears at 10.66 ... Michael Robertson of Stanford leads the conference in the discus (202-5, 61.70m) while Cal's Tony Miranda is fifth at 183-2 (55.82m) ... In the women's 100 meters, Stanford's Janice Davis has the Pac-10's third-best time at 11.53 with Cal's Antonette Carter eighth at 11.65 and Stanford's Ashley Purnell tenth at 11.77 ... In the women's 200 meters, Carter has run 23.55 which is third-best in the Pac-10 while Stanford's Davis is fourth at 23.62 and Purnell is fifth at 23.72 ... Cal's Chloe Jarvis leads the Pac-10 in the 800 meters at 2:05.61 whlie Stanford's Ashley Freeman is third at 2:07.21 ... Cal's Antonette Carter leads the conference in the long jump (20-8 1/2, 6.31m) while Stanford's Erica McLain is third at 20-6 3/4 (6.27m) ... McLain is #1 in the triple jump (45-7, 13.90m) while Cal's Cassandra Strickland is second at 42-1 1/4 (12.83m) ... Stanford's Sarah Hopping has thrown the hammer a season-best 188-11 1/2 (57.60m) while Cal's Giulia Urlando has a mark of 186-2 (56.74m).
Several Stanford athletes are among the leaders in the Pac-10 ... Michael Roberton is #1 in the discus (202-5, 61.70m) ... Sara Bei has the nation's best collegiate time in the 5,000 meters (15:41.57) while Alicia Craig is second in the conference at 15:54.72 and Anita Siraki is fourth at 16:07.18 ... Lindsay Allen is #1 in the Pac-10 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:26.71) ... Lindsay Gannaway is first in the conference in the high jump (5-10, 1.78m) ... Freshman Erica McLain is #1 in the Pac-10 in the triple jump (45-7, 13.90m) ... Four Cardinal runners are ranked in the Top 6 in the men's 5,000 meters led by Ian Dobson and Ryan Hall who are ranked 1-2, respectively, at 13:27.45 and 13:31.58 ... Dobson's time is #1 among collegiate 5,000 meter runners this year ... Brett Gotcher is second in the conference in the 10,000 meters (28:59.27) ... Jonathan Pierce is third in the Pac-10 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (8:52.82) ... In the men's triple jump, Solomon Welch is third at 51-8 3/4 (15.77m) ... In the women's 100 meters, Janice Davis is ranked third at 11.53 and is fourth in the 200 meters (23.62) ... Ashley Purnell is ranked fifth in the 200 meters (23.72) ... Stanford is ranked 2-3-5 in the women's 400 meters with Purnell, Nashonme Johnson and Christine Moschella running times of 53.57, 53.95 and 54.62, respectively ... In the women's 800 meters, Ashley Freeman has the Pac-10's third best time at 2:07.21 ... Arianna Lambie, Sara Bei and Katy Trotter are 2-4-5 in the 1,500 meters with respective times of 4:17.21, 4:21.66 and 4:22.03 ... Siraki is second in the conference in the 10,000 meters (33:37.04) ... Erica McLain is third in the Pac-10 in the long jump (20-6 3/4, 6.27m).
Several Cal athletes are ranked among the top competitors in the Pac-10 ... Paul Tienert is #1 in the Pac-10 in the javelin (239-9, 73.07m) ... Chloe Jarvis is tops in the conference in the 800 meters (2:05.61) ... In the long jump, Antonette Carter is #1 (20-8 1/2, 6.31m) and third in the 200 meters (23.55) ... David Glasgow is third in the conference in the high jump (7-0 1/4, 2.14m) ... Brandon Williams and Rashaad Nunnally are each ranked fifth in the Pac-10 at 24-2 1/2 (7.38m) ... Rhuben Williams is rated third in the Pac-10 in the shot put (62-4 1/4, 19.01m) and hammer (195-9, 59.66m) ... Tony Miranda is fifth in the discus (183-2, 55.82m) ... Cassandra Strickland is second in the Pac-10 in the triple jump (42-1 1/4, 12.83m) while Artensia Young and Qadriyyah Abdullah are fourth and fifth, respectively, at 40-11 1/4 (12.48m) and 40-6 (12.34m).
Michael Robertson and Sara Bei have been named Pac-10 Track & Field Athletes of the Week ... Robertson set the school record five times in the discus at last weekend's Pomona-Pitzer Invitational and at the Mt. SAC Relays ... At the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, Robertson set the school record with a throw of 199-10 (60.19m) which beat the old mark of 198-7 (60.53m) by Omer Inan in 2002 ... Two days later at the Mt. SAC Relays, Robertson set another school record in the discus with a throw of 202-5 (61.70m) ... Robertson's 202-5 (61.70m) is best in the Pac-10 this year ... Robertson is a transfer from SMU where he finished third at the NCAA's last year ... Bei ran the fastest collegiate time in the 5,000 meters at the Mt. SAC relays ... Bei ran the distance in 15:51.47 which is the fastest collegiate time in the nation this year ... Bei was the runnerup in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA's last year ... Ian Dobson's time of 13:27.45 in the 5,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays is the best collegiate time in the nation this year and third-best in school history.
Big Meet 2005 Schedule
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