Bears Kick Off Home Schedule With Cal Multi Event

April 2, 2008

BERKELEY - The California track and field team hosted its 2008 home opener at the Cal Multi Event today at Edwards Stadium. In the men's decathlon, redshirt freshman Kyle Mills-Bunje competed for the Golden Bears in the decathlon. Cal's Kevin Kuechler participated unattached. In the women's heptathlon, junior Kristin Holmes and freshmen Dantia Hudson and Sarah Morrison represented Cal.

In the heptathlon, Holmes led the way for the Bears, ending the first day in third place with 2,949 points. Holmes finished first among the Cal trio in three of the four first-day events. In the 200 meters, Holmes came in second overall with a new PR of 24.81, just crossing the line behind Michigan's Bettie Wade. Holmes also took second in the shot put.

Wade took top honors in all four events to take a commanding lead in first with 3,453 points. Stanford's Whitney Liehr is currently in second with 2,977 points.

Mills-Bunje, who wrapped up the first day in fourth place with 2,829 points, recorded a new personal best in the high jump, notching a 6-5.00 (1.96m), taking third in the event. He also took second in the long jump with a mark of 6.83 meters. Kuechler finished third overall with 2,862 points.

Chico State's Brian Beemman is currently in first in the decathlon with 3,199 points. Mark Jellison, competing unattached, is in second with 3,082 points.

The Bears will compete in the second day of the Cal Multi Event tomorrow at Edwards Stadium. Cal will also compete this week in the Texas Relays from April 3-5 in Austin, Texas, and the Stanford Invitational from April 4-5.

Men's Decathlon Standings (through five events)

1. Brian Beemman (Chico State) 3,199 points2. Mark Jellison (unattached) 3,082 points3. Kevin Kuechler (unattached) 2,862 points4. Kyle Mills-Bunje (California) 2,829 points5. John Strang (Utah State) 2,791 points6. Corey Dysick (Stanford) 2,424 points7. Robert Nooney (Chico State) 2,060 points8. Jake Nelson (Chico State) 1,887 points9. Dimitry Yakoushkin (unattached) 1,454 points

Women's Heptathlon Standings (through four events)

1. Bettie Wade (Michigan) 3,453 points2. Whitney Liehr (Stanford) 2,977 points3. Kristin Holmes (California) 2,949 points4. Kara Bennett (Stanford) 2,691 points5. Dantia Hudson (California) 2,545 points6. Reba Moyneur (Chico State) 2,405 points7. Tiffany Fields (unattached) 2,258 points8. Kelly Clancey (Chico State) 2,087 points9. Katrina Rodriquez (Chico State) 2,022 points10. Sarah Morrison (California) 2,005 points11. Julianne Conrad (Chico State) 1,940 points

California Results
Women's 100-Meter Hurdles

Dantia Hudson 14.80, Kristin Holmes 15.87, Sarah Morrison 18.88

Women's High Jump
Kristin Holmes 1.60m, Sarah Morrison 1.54m, Dantia Hudson 1.39m

Women's Shot Put
Kristin Holmes 10.75m, Dantia Hudson 8.88m, Sarah Morrison 8.15m

Women's 200 Meters
Kristin Holmes 24.81, Dantia Hudson 26.91, Sarah Morrison 29.35

Men's 100 Meters
Kyle Mills-Bunje 11.71

Men's Long Jump
Kyle Mills-Bunje 6.83m

Men's Shot Put
Kyle Mills-Bunje 11.54m

Men's High Jump
Kyle Mills-Bunje 1.96m

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