Cal Competes at Stanford Invitational

April 4, 2008

STANFORD - The California track and field team opened competition at the Stanford Invitational today at Cobb Track & Angell Field. The Golden Bears recorded numerous top-10 finishes in the first day of the two-day event. Among the top-10 finishers were sophomore Kiely Smith in the hammer, sophomore Theresa Raub in the pole vault and sophomore Miles Palacios in the hammer.

Smith took fourth in the hammer with a personal-best mark of 49.09m (161-01). Raub took the highest placing of the day for the Bears. She placed second overall in the pole vault with a score of 3.70m (12-1.50). Raub has already regionally qualified for NCAAs.

In the high jump, sophomore Kristen Meister took eighth overall (1.65m, 5-5.00), and in the 400-meter hurdles, freshman Shannon Forbes came in ninth (63.71).

The Cal men had three top-10 finishers, all three in the field events. Palacios took sixth in the hammer with a mark of 53.94m (177-00). In the pole vault, junior Andrew Stevens came in seventh overall (4.45m, 14-7.25) and freshman Colin Kennedy took ninth in the javelin with a mark of 56.85m (146-11).

The Bears continue the Stanford Invitational tomorrow.

California Results
Women's 800 Meters

23. Pippa MacDonald 2:16.37, 32. Francesca Weems 2:21.62

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles
9. Shannon Forbes 63.71

Women's Long Jump
Lollie Onipede Foul

Women's Pole Vault
2. Theresa Raub 3.70m (12-1.50), 7. Veronica Stimson 3.55m (11-7.75), 9. Taylor Franklin 3.55m (11-7.75)

Women's High Jump
8. Kristen Meister 1.65m (5-5.00)

Women's Hammer
4. Kiely Smith 49.09m (161-01)

Men's 800 Meters 'B'
12. Andres Perezchica 1:52.53, 25. Joey Thomas 1:53.96, 33. Nick Palladino 1:55.06, 41. Alejandro Bautista 1:56.76

Men's 200 Meters
27. Michael Bradley 22.50

Men's Hammer
6. Miles Palacios 53.94m (177-00)

Men's Pole Vault
7. Andrew Stevens 4.45m (14-7.25)

Men's Javelin
9. Colin Kennedy 56.85m (146-11)

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