Bears end regular season with a fourth-place finish
Cal (5-9, 1-5) capped off the regular season schedule with a fourth place finish (191.975) in a home quad meet Saturday evening at Haas Pavilion. Sacramento State won the meet with a team total of 194.350. Boise State finished second at 194.275 and San Jose State finished third with a score of 193.775.
Freshman My-Lan Dodd placed first on the uneven bar with a mark of 9.900. The Seattle native also finished high in the all-around, finishing second with a 39.100 tally. The score also tied her second highest all-around mark of the season.
The Bears’ Lauren Shipp scored a career-high 9.800 on the beam to place fourth overall in the event. Junior Lisa Arnold also placed fourth on an event, earning a 9.775 on the vault.
Cal travels to the Pac-10 Championships Saturday, Mar. 23. at 6 p.m., at Maples Pavilion on the Stanford campus.
Cal track & field finishes third in L.A.
LOS ANGELES - The Cal men’s and women’s track and field team turned in some strong performances but finished third at the UCLA Triangular Saturday at Drake Stadium. On the women’s side, UCLA came in first with 148 points, followed by Washington State with 136 and the Golden Bears with 112. The Bruins also took top honors in the men’s competition with 160.5 points, followed by WSU with 148.5 and Cal with 89.
Three seniors won three different events for the Cal women. All-American Jennifer Joyce won the hammer throw for the Bears with a mark of 202-11, and junior Sheni Russell came in third in the hammer with a personal best of 166-9. Joyce had already qualified for the NCAA outdoor meet. Marielle Schlueter broke her own Cal record in the 3000m steeplechase by over a second by winning the event in 10:43.49. Erin Belger (2:10.71) and Lache Bailey (PR: 2:12.41) finished one-two in the 800m.
Other personal bests for Cal came from sophomore Jenna Johnson in the shot put (3rd, 48-10.75, NCAA provisional), junior DeCola Groce in the 100m (3rd, 12.12) and sophomore Stephanie Cowling in the 400mH (3rd, 1:02.68).
Senior Jerriod Mack (triple jump, 49-5.75) and junior Mike Pestorich (800m, 1:54.36) turned in the only first-place performances for the Bear men.
Personal best performances from the Cal men included junior Zech Whittington in the hammer (4th, 173-9), freshman Randy Fair in the 400m (4th, 48.64), junior Mark Blanco (fifth, 48.77) and junior Nick Mazur in the 100m (5th, 10.68).