2004 CAL TRACK & FIELD BEAR FACTS
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Institution: University of California Location: Berkeley, CA 94720 Enrollment: 32,000 Nickname: Golden Bears Colors: Blue & Gold Conference: Pacific-10 Track & Field Facility: Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field (22,000) Chancellor: Dr. Robert Berdahl Athletic Director: Steve Gladstone Men’s Pac-10 Finish: 7th NCAA Finish: 6 competitors, no points Women’s Pac-10 Finish: 9th NCAA Finish: 6 competitors, no points
2004 Outlook ....................................... 2-5 Men’s Roster .......................................... 6 Women’s Roster ...................................... 7 Qualifying Standards ............................... 8 2004 Coaching Staff ................................ 9 Head Coach Chris Huffins .................... 10
Director of Track & Field: Associate Director (distance): Assistant Coach (HJ-PV-multis): Assistant Coach (throws): Volunteer Assistant (distance): Volunteer Assistant (distance): Volunteer Assistant (multis): Dir. of Alumni & Community Relations: Olympic Sports Operations Manager:
Chris Huffins 2nd year at Cal Tony Sandoval 22nd year at Cal Ed Miller 21st year at Cal Jennifer Joyce 2nd year at Cal Magdalena Lewy Chris Coffee Phil McMullen Joy Margerum 8th year at Cal Josh Flushman
(510) 643-4692 (510) 642-9447 (510) 642-1649 (510) 643-9023
Trainer: Equipment Manager: Strength & Conditioning: Academic Advisor:
Elaine Garcia Laura Wong Kelly Clark and Rick Lademann Lucas Moosman
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The Big Meet ........................................ 31
Media Relations Office:
Hannah Gordon ...................................... (510) 643-2938 Fax: ......................................................... (510) 643-7778 E-mail: ....................................... [email protected]
Top 10 Performers ........................... 32-35
Associate Coach Tony Sandoval .......... 11 Assistant Coaches ................................. 12 Volunteer Assistants ............................. 13 Women’s Profiles ............................. 14-19
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Men’s Profiles .................................. 20-26 2003 Best Times/Marks .................. 27-28 2003 Results .......................................... 29 School Records ...................................... 30
NCAA Championships History ...... 36-38 National Champions ............................. 39 All-Americans ....................................... 39 Conference Champions .................... 40-41 World Records .................................. 42-43 World Rankings ..................................... 44 Dual History/Coaches History ............. 45 Olympic History .............................. 46-47 Cal Hall of Fame ............................... 48-49 Top 10 Reasons to Attend Cal ............. 50 Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field .... 51-52 This is Cal ........................................ 53-60
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BRICK BY BRICK: CAL BUILDING TOP PROGRAM WITH INFUSION OF YOUNG TALENT Junior Toby Atawo
hris Huffins expects to take the University of California track & field teams back to the upper echelon of
the Pac-10 Conference sooner than later.Now in his second year as the director of the Cal track & field teams, the former Cal and Olympic decathlete saw some good things in last year’s Bears. Cal sent 12 athletes to the 2003 NCAA Championships in Sacramento, the Bears’ most ever, and produced some strong performances at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships in Los Angeles last May. Teak Wilburn (7-3.75) and David Glasgow (7-0.25) finished 2-3 in the high jump, Chloe Jarvis took second in the 800m (2:05.92), Tim Bogdanof placed third in the 110m hurdles (13.97) and Rhuben Willams (61-08.25) and Amin Nikfar (6003.25) took 3-4 in the shot put. The Cal men finished seventh and the women finished ninth overall in at Pac-10 Championships. With a strong, and large, recruiting class and a revitalized coaching staff that now includes former Cal All-American Jennifer Joyce on a full-time basis, Cal hopes to make vast improvements in the conference this year. “Our team as a whole is going to make a substantial jump, on the men’s side and on the women’s side,” Huffins said. “We’ll be much improved over anything that we’ve been in the last eight to 10 years. “We have a men’s team that may be able to challenge for the conference title. It’s quiet optimism, but we’re very optimistic. I think our women’s team is ready to push into the top half of the conference. Both teams are prepared to move one step forward and be in the Top 25 in the country. That’s our stated goal – to be the best program in the country. To that end, I think we’re moving very rapidly in the right direction.”
MEN SPRINTS The newcomers, who comprise Huffins’ first fall recruiting class, have boosted the sprints and hurdles perhaps more than any other group. “Unlike in the recent past, I think our sprints and hurdles are probably going to be where our bread is buttered in a lot of ways,” Huffins said. “We have more depth and talent in the sprints and hurdles than we’ve had in a very, very long time. I look for a lot of fireworks from both of our relays, and I expect to put some people at nationals.” Ricci Dula, who finished seventh in the 100m (10.57) at the Pac-10 Championships, Toby Atawo and senior Nick Mazur are Cal’s top returning sprinters. Dula posted Cal’s best 100m time, in a wind-aided 10.42 at the Big Meet. Atawo, an Eastern Illinois transfer in his first year as a Golden Bear, had Cal’s second-best 100m time, with a wind-aided 10.49 in the Big Meet. Mazur is a valuable member of Cal’s 4x100 relay team. He led off the relay that ran a season-best 40.08 at the Big Meet and that finished fourth (40.49) at the NCAA Western Regional. Senior Ahmad Wright, junior Randy Fair and sophomore Chris Boykin, who had Cal’s top time (48.86) in the 400m last year, are Cal’s top 400 runners. Huffins expects good things from Wright, who only competed during the indoor season last year and ran the school’s best indoor time (48.11). “Ahmad Wright is ready to capitalize on all of the talent he has,” Huffins said. Senior long jumper Robert Kennedy is back from a redshirt season to help out in the sprints. Freshmen Darren Woods, the Washington state champion in the 400m, J.P. Suddaby, a member of Canada’s 4x400 relay team at the Pan Am Junior Championships, and Ben Karl, the Colorado state runner-up in the 200m, are the newfound depth in the sprints.
HURDLES Wright should have another strong campaign in the hurdles. He posted a 16th-place finish (51.34) at the USATF Championships at Stanford last summer. Fellow senior Bruce Giron placed eighth (51.88) in the 400m hurdles to help Cal in the scoreboard at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships. Giron also won the Big Meet in the 400mH (52.53). A talented group of newcomers will bolster this discipline. Freshmen Thomas Mack, Craig Woods, Craig Gallimore and Bjorgvin Vikingsson all bring top credentials to Berkeley. Mack, from Bakersfield, Calif., is the defending state champion in the 110m and 300m hurdles and is an indoor All-American. Woods competed at Compton’s Dominguez High School, where he won both hurdles events at the CIF Southern Section championships in 2003. Like Mack, Gallimore, from Burkve, Va., is a state champion in the 300m hurdles. He also won an indoor title in the 60m hurdles. Vikingsson, from Reykjavik, Iceland, is a European Junior Championship finalist in the 400m hurdles and is also the Icelandic junior record holder in that event with a time of 52.34.
MIDDLE DISTANCES Sophomore Kevin Davis, Fair, and freshman Giliat Ghebray, who redshirted last track season, will anchor the middle distances. Davis posted Cal’s best time of 3:51.13 in the 1500m at the Mt. SAC Relays. Girmay Guangul and Carlos Carballo will also run the 1500m, but the increased
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“Randy Fair should lead that group in the 1500m, with Pina and Torrence and Giliat, though he may be better at the 5000m,” said Cal associate director and cross country coach Tony Sandoval. “Our middle distance group will be solid,” Huffins said. “They will be able to do what we need for them to do for us to challenge for a conference title.”
DISTANCES “Girmay and Carlos will focus this year on doing very well in the 10,000,” Sandoval said. “We have enough new people that they’re not going to have to be overworked. Young guys like Ozzie and David Torrence, with Giliat healthy now, we’re going to try and fill as many areas as we can. Depth gives us that luxury.” Guangul, the school record holder, and Carballo, who took 10th in the 10000m (31:06.45) at the 2003 conference championships, are two of the best 10,000 runners in the conference, while Ghebray is looking to have a breakout season after having run a strong schedule in cross country this year. Guangul, a junior, posted Cal cross country’s best time (30:23) at the NCAA Western Regional. Davis will lead the way in the steeplechase. In his freshman year, the then-19-year-old won the 3000mSC with a PR of 9:01.34 at the USATF Junior Championships last summer. Torrence, also a member of Cal’s cross country team, could also have an impact in the distances for the Bears in the 3000m steeplechase. The product of Tarzana, Calif., has a time of 9:05.12 in the 3200m and was a member of Loyola High School’s state championship cross country team.
JUMPS With a change in the coaching staff, Huffins has an added role. “Our horizontal jumps group is now under my tutelage,” Huffins said. “I’m very proud of this group.” Headlining the group is sophomore Teak Wilburn. The sophomore had Cal’s best finish at the NCAA championships last year, taking 12th place in the high jump with a mark of 7-01.25. Kennedy and Vincent Ibia are going to bolster an already strong jumps group that includes a Pac-10 scorer in Giron, who was fifth (15.38m) in the triple jump at last year’s conference championships. Kennedy competed in the indoor season last year but redshirted outdoors. Ibia, a senior long jumper/triple jumper, and freshman high jumper Adam Burgh also redshirted the season. Long jumpers senior Jeremiah Tolbert and sophomore Brandon Williams add depth. Donny Appanaitis joins Scott Sobieralski to man the pole vault. Appanaitis, a freshman, and Cal teammate Torrence helped Loyola High School win the CIF-SS Division II Championship last year. But 2003 wasn’t as kind to Sobieralski, who missed out on the action with an ACL injury one season after sitting out with a shoulder injury.
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Senior Robert Kennedy
THROWS Cal will be stronger in the throws this year. Joyce, who won the Pac-10 hammer throw title in 2002 and won the Canadian national championship last summer, will work with a talented group of returnees in Rhuben Williams, Amin Nikfar and Tony Miranda. “Jennifer is one of the best young throws coaches in the country,” Huffins said. “She’s got a great group to work with, and I think they’re in great hands. I expect a great deal from our throws group, and I think that Coach Joyce is a welcome addition to the program. We feel very fortunate to have her.” Nikfar, named Cal’s most improved athlete last season, had a tremendous junior year, which culminated with a 21stplace finish at the NCAA Championships with a 57-01.50 mark (17.41m). He placed fourth at both the NCAA West Regional and Pac-10 Championships. His toss of 61-7.75 at the regional was a personal record and inked his name onto Cal’s Top 10 list with the fifth-best mark all-time. The reason Nikfar didn’t take third place in the shot put at the conference championships was because teammate Williams posted a 61-8.25 to clinch third. Williams finished 26th (54-1) in the shot at the NCAA Championships and took sixth in the hammer at the conference meet with a 197-11. Miranda made news in the other throwing discipline, winning the Mt. SAC Relays with an NCAA regional and Pac-10 Championship qualifying discus throw of 183-10. He also won the discus (173-4) at the Stanford Invitational and took seventh (180-06) at the Pac-10 Championships. “With the help of a few young freshmen, Zak Thomas, Craig Kent, John Ludden and Joey Perkins,” Huffins said, “I think that our men’s throws are going to be about as good as anybody’s in the conference.”
DECATHLON Historically one of Cal’s best events, one that produced Huffins and conference decathlon titles in four of the last seven years, the decathlon will continue to be a strong point for the Bears with the addition of USC transfer Jonas Hallgrimsson, Michael Rawlins and Sobieralski. Rawlins has posted a time of 48.50 in the 400m and marks of 6-7 in the high jump and 22-11 in the long jump. Sobieralski, a redshirt sophomore who won a national championship in the decathlon as a junior in high school, should be ready to compete for a full season after rehabbing an ACL injury for part of last season and missing the 2002 campaign with a shoulder injury.
Sophomore Kurt Seefeld
depth in the middle distances will allow the three Cal cross country runners to concentrate on the distance events. Sophomore Trevor Uyemura, who also runs for the Bears’ cross country team, and newcomers Ozzie Pina, a Mt. San Antonio Junior College transfer who was the state JC 1500m champion (3:53.50), and freshmen David Torrence and Andy Perezchica will also contribute.
WOMEN SPRINTS As on the men’s side, the women’s sprinters will be impressive with a strong core of returnees — Cal brings back the top two runners in the 100m, 200m and 400m — and a talented newcomer. Sophomore Antonette Carter was the fastest Bear at both the 100m (school record 11.61) and 200m (24.08, in a sixth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships). With every member of that 4x100m relay team returning, Cal should remain strong in that event for the next three seasons. Junior Shannan Hawes was second to Carter in both the 100m (11.80w) and 200m (24.84) and joined Carter on last season’s school-record setting 4x100m relay team (45.01 at the NCAA Western Regional). The other members of that relay team (sophomores Jacqueline Earls and Osharhiemen Omwanghe) also return for the 2004 campaign. True freshmen Monica Green and Mary Meyman and redshirt freshman Qadriyyah Abdullah provide depth in the 100m, while senior co-captain Stephanie Cowling is another 200m and 4x400m relay threat when not competing in the hurdles. Chloe Jarvis is back to lead the way in the 400m. The senior paced the Bears last year with a top time of 55.16, followed by Omwanghe’s 57.18. Senior Deanna Slaton (top time of 57.71) is also a factor in this distance. Sophomore sprinter/jumper Tiffany Johnson, who transferred to Cal from the University of Maryland, bolters the women’s side. The Oakland, Calif., native has PRs of 11.88 in the 100m and 24.74 in the 200m.
Sophomore Jacqueline Earls California state meet, and her training in the fall went very well.” The 800m is a bright spot for the Bears. Jarvis had Cal’s best performance on the women’s side at the Pac-10 Championships, taking second place in the 800m (2:05.92), and Cal’s best performance overall in the 800m, posting a 2:05.57 at the NCAA Western Regional. Schmucker, from San Diego, was a runner-up in the 800m at the USA Junior Nationals in 2002. Maclise, Ruznic, freshmen Pippa Macdonald and Amanda Thornberry, sophomore Lisa Sandoval and junior Abby Parker, who will spend most of her time in the distance events, are Cal’s other 800m runners. Duffy, an All-American this season for the Cal cross country team, had the Bears’ best 1500m time last year, with an NCAA regional qualifying time of 4:26.59 to take eighth place at the Pac-10 Championships. Maclise is healthy again. As a sophomore, she had Cal’s second-best 1500m time, with a Pac-10 qualifying time of 4:33.23, but couldn’t compete at the conference meet due to a heel injury. Borak, Parker, along with freshmen Whitney Russell, Thornberry and MacDonald, whom Coach Sandoval calls “a sleeper,” give Cal other potent options in the 1500m.
DISTANCES Cal has a young group of returning distance runners - Borak, Parker and Duffy – that can make plenty of noise in the postseason despite their youth or lack of numbers. Freshmen Whitney Russell, in the 3000m sc, and Elizabeth Mayeda, a Cal cross country runner who will run the 5000m, are the newcomers. Maclise, who is slated to run the middle distances in 2004, but who ran the 3000m sc last season, can also contribute. Borak set Cal’s best times in the 3000m (9:57.50 indoors) and 5000m (17:16.97, Pac-10 qualifying time), while Parker posted the Bears’ best mark (10:40.37) in the 3000m steeplechase and exceeded her PR by more than 10 seconds at the NCAA Western Regional. Parker also had the second-best mark in the 3000m (10:09.92 outdoors).
Carter and Omwanghe will also anchor the women in the hurdles along with Cowling, Meyman and Slaton. Last year, Omwanghe set a new Cal freshman record (13.60) in the 100m hurdles and posted the Bears’ thirdfastest time (1:00.31) in the 400mH. Carter, a fixture in the sprints as a freshman, will also use her speed in the hurdles this year. “Antonette Carter is one of the best athletes in the conference,” Huffins said. “Antonette and Osarhiemen Omwanghe look to move into the upper third of our conference in the sprints and in the hurdles.” Cowling and Omwanghe scored points in the hurdles at the Pac-10 Championships last season, with Cowling taking eighth place (1:02.47) and Omwanghe sixth (1:00.42) in the 400mH. Omwanghe was also eighth (13.75) in the 100mH. Slaton didn’t reach the Pac-10 finals but actually had Cal’s fastest time of season (58.93) in the 400mH at the NCAA West Regional. Meyman had a collegiate PR of 14.17 in the 100mH at the Mt. SAC Relays in her freshman season. Returnees Janeshia Adams-Ginyard and Lauren Barbieri provide depth in the 400mH.
The Bears lose a big-time jumper in Elzunia Lamb, but the Bears should still be strong in the women’s jumps because they get a couple of athletes back who didn’t compete last year. Lamb won the long jump in a Cal best 19-9 at the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships and had Cal’s secondbest mark (4-8.75) in the high jump last year.
MIDDLE DISTANCES Last year, the Cal middle distance runners were young and lacked depth but performed well. This year, Jarvis, junior Lindsey Maclise, redshirt sophomore Maja Ruznic, and true sophomore Bridget Duffy, and Christy Borak give the Bears a deep group of experienced athletes who are joined by an exciting newcomer. “The middle distance and distance groups are once again strong on the women’s side,” Huffins said. “We return Chloe Jarvis, and we add Whitney Schmucker, who was a state finalist two years ago in the
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(49-5.50) and discus mark (141-7) of the returnees. Lamb was Cal’s top javelin thrower last year, but Hunnings and White will get the nod in the javelin this year.
HEPTATHLON Lamb was also the top heptathlete for Cal, which looks to have found a good replacement. “Brooke Meredith, who we redshirted last year, is going to be one of the conference’s best heptathletes,” Huffins said. “With Brooke and a couple youngsters who will be filling in, in [freshman] Eghosa Isa and maybe a possibility of Kira Costa, we’re going to do very well in that area as well.” Coming off a back injury last year, Meredith looks to relive her days at Shasta College, where she set school records in the 100m (12.48), 200m (25.33), long jump (19-5.5), 400mH (60.11) and heptathlon (5,182).
THROWS The biggest advantage for Cal in the throws is the return of senior cocaptain Sheni Russell from a redshirt season. Two seasons ago, Russell posted Cal’s second-best marks in the shot put (475), discus (174-7) and hammer (176-3). The last two marks outdistanced Cal’s top marks in the discus and hammer last year. Huffins also improved the throws with freshmen Crystal Griffin, Giulia Urlando, whose father, Giampaolo, was a three-time Olympic hammer thrower for Italy, Alexandra Hunnings, whose father competed in track & field at Washington State, Carrie Johnson and Kelechi Anyanwu. Griffin, Urlando, Hunnings, Johnson and Anyanwu will join Russell, along with senior Jenna Johnson, in the hammer. Jenna Johnson is the top returning hammer thrower from last season. She hit a mark of 147-6 at the 2003 Stanford Invitational. Griffin, Carrie Johnson, Jenna Johnson and Anyanwu will also join Russell in the shot put, while both Johnsons and Anyanwu compete with Russell in the discus. Jenna Johnson had the top shot put mark
Senior Sheni Russell
2004 TRACK & FIELD TEAM CAPTAINS (left to right) Ahmad Wright, Stephanie Cowling, Sheni Russell, Rhuben Williams
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“Elzunia Lamb is taking a year off to train for the Olympics in Poland with her grandparents,” Huffins said, “but I think that our jumps group is going to be one of our better ones on both sides. Veronique Richardson, who was a walk-on last year, is going to move into the conference-scoring realm. Getting Trinety White, who we red-shirted last year, back is also going to do a great deal for us in the jumps area.” Richardson, who competed indoors last year as a freshman, and White, who redshirted 2003, will fill the void in the long jump. A quartet of sprinters – Carter, Meyman, Abdullah and transfer Tiffany Johnson, who left Maryland to come to Cal – will also compete in the long jump. White, who posted Cal’s best mark in the long jump (19-0.75) two seasons ago, will also compete in the triple jump. The junior also had the Bears’ best mark in the triple jump (40-11) in the 2002 season. Veteran Cynthia Mallory, who placed 10th (5-3) at the Pac-10 Championships last year, is the Bears’ top high jumper. The arrival of Kira Costa should make the pole vault a strong point for the Bears. The freshman from Fresno was the 2003 California state champion and was a sprinter and hurdler at San Joaquin Memorial High School. She joins Danielle Navarre, Cal’s top returning pole vaulter, who posted a 12-7.50 at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships, and fellow freshmen Stephanie Starritt and Shannon McIntyre in the discipline.
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NAME Tom Allen Donny Appanaitis Toby Atawo Chris Boykin Adam Burgh Carlos Carballo Kevin Davis Ricci Dula Randy Fair Craig Gallimore Giliat Ghebray Bruce Giron David Glasgow Girmay Guangul Jonas Hallgrimsson Vincent Ibia Ben Karl Robert Kennedy Craig Kent John Ludden Thomas Mack Nick Mazur Tony Miranda Amin Nikfar Joey Perkins Andrew Perezchica Ozzie Pina Michael Rawlins Eric Roberts Greg Ross Kurt Seefeld Andrew Sinotte Scott Sobieralski Jonathan Suddaby Zak Thomas Jeremiah Tolbert II David Torrence Bjorgvin Vikingsson Valentino Walker Teak Wilburn Brandon Williams Rhuben Williams Craig Woods Darren Woods Ahmad Wright
EVENT HT 800m 5-11 Pole Vault 6-0 100m-200m-400m 6-0 400m 6-0 Javelin 6-4 1500m-10000m 5-6 1500m-5000m-SC 5-10 100m-200m 6-0 400m-800m 5-10 110mH-400mH 6-1 1500m-5000m 6-0 400mH 6-0 High Jump 6-4 1500-5000-10000m 5-10 Decathlon-TJ 6-4 LJ-TJ 6-3 100m-200m 6-0 LJ-TJ-100m-200m 6-1 SP-Discus-Hammer 6-2 SP-Discus-Hammer 6-2 110mH-400mH 6-0 100m-200m 5-9 SP-Discus-Hammer 6-3 Shot Put-Discus 6-4 Discus-SP-Hammer 6-1 800m 5-6 800m-1500m 5-7 Decathlon 6-1 1500m-5000m-SC 6-1 110mH-400mH-Dec. 6-0 Discus 6-5 Javelin-Hammer 6-0 Decathlon-Pole Vault 6-3 200m-400m 5-9 Hammer 5-11 Long Jump 6-2 1500m-3000m-SC 6-0 400mH 6-0 Long Jump 5-10 High Jump 6-4 400mH-Long Jump 5-8 SP-Hammer-Discus 5-11 100mH-400mH 5-10 200m-400m 6-2 100m-200m5-10 400m-400mH
YR Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr.
EXP HOMETOWN (Previous School) 2V Palo Alto (Gunn HS) HS Palos Verdes, CA (Loyola HS) 1V Toronto, Canada (Eastern Illinois) HS San Jose, CA (Bellarmine Prep) RS Yamhill, OR (Yamhill-Carlton HS) 1V Cathedral City, CA (Cathedral City HS) 2V Fresno, CA (Clovis West HS) 2V Sacramento, CA (Encina HS) 2V Folsom, CA (Folsom HS) HS Burke, VA (Lake Braddock HS) RS Union City, CA (Logan HS) 3V Danville, CA (Monte Vista HS) 2V Merced, CA (Golden Valley HS) 2V San Jose, CA (Santa Clara HS) TR Hafnarfjordur, Iceland (USC) 3V San Jose, CA (Silver Creek HS) HS Colorado Springs, CO (Palmer HS) 3V Sacramento, CA (El Camino HS) HS Mead, WA (Central Valley HS) HS Canoga Park, CA (Harvard-Westlake HS) HS Bakersfield, CA (Bakersfield HS) 3V Oakland, CA (Bishop O’Dowd HS) 3V Pacifica, CA (Sacred Heart HS) 3V Santa Clara, CA (Wilcox HS) HS Vacaville, CA (Vacaville HS) HS Cathedral City, CA (Cathedral City HS) TR Lakewood, CA (Mt. San Antonio JC) HS Bellingham, WA (Mt. Baker HS) HS Martinez, CA (Alhambra HS) 2V Elk Grove, CA (Sheldon HS) 1V San Rafael, CA (Marin Catholic HS) HS Warwick, RI (Bishop Hendricken HS) 1V Visalia, CA (Golden West HS) HSAurora, Canada (St. Andrew’s College) HS Wakefield, RI (South Kingstown HS) 2V San Jose, CA (West Valley College) HS Reseda, CA (Loyola HS) HS Reykjavik, Iceland (Verzlynarskoli) TR Pittsburg, CA (Diablo Valley College) HS Oroville, CA (Chico HS) TR San Jose, CA (San Jose State) 2V Los Angeles, CA (Eagle Rock HS) HS Long Beach, CA (Dominguez HS) HS Tacoma, WA (Stadium HS) 3V La Palma, CA (Kennedy HS)
Giliat Ghebray ......................... Giliat Ga-bray Girmay Guangul ............................... Gir-miah Trevor Uyemura .............................. U-mer-ah
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Hurdles-Heptathlon 5-4 Discus-SP-Hammer 5-8 400mH 5-7 3000mSC-5000m 5-6 LJ-Hurdles-Sprints 5-7 Pole Vault 5-3 100mH-400mH 5-7 400m 5-7 800m-1500m-5000m 5-3 100m-200m 5-6
So. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So.
Monica Green Crystal Griffin Shannan Hawes Alexandra Hunnings
100m-200m SP-Hammer 100m-200m Hammer-Javelin
So. Fr. So. Fr.
5-3 6-0 5-5 5-9
Eghosa Isa Multi-Events 5-8 Chloe Jarvis 400m-800m 5-8 Carrie Johnson SP-Discus-Hammer 5-10 Jenna Johnson SP-Discus-Hammer 5-7 Tiffany Johnson Long Jump-Sprints 5-6 Samantha Jones 5000m 5-5 Lindsey Maclise 800m-1500m 5-7 Cynthia Mallory High Jump 5-5 Pippa MacDonald 800m-1500m 5-8 Elizabeth Mayeda 5000m 5-7 Shannon McIntyre Pole Vault 5-8 Brooke Meredith Hurdles-Heptathlon 5-7 Mary Meyman LJ-Hurdles 5-5 Danielle Navarre Pole Vault 5-2 Osarhiemen Omwanghe100mH-400mH 5-6 Danielle Povio 400mH 5-7 Abby Parker 3000mSC-5000m 5-7 Veronique Richardson Long Jump 5-6
YR EXP So. 1V
Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr.
Diane Reed Sheni Russell Whitney Russell Maja Ruznic
1500m SP-Discus 1500m 800m-1500m
Fr. 6-0 Sr. 5-10 Fr. 5-11 So.
Lisa Sandoval Whitney Schmucker Deanna Slaton Stephanie Starritt Amanda Thornberry Brooke Wells Trinety White Giulia Urlando
400m-800m 400m-800m 400m-400mH Pole Vault 800m-1500m 1500m-5000m LJ-TJ-Javelin Hammer
5-5 5-7 5-5 5-7 6-0 5-10 5-7
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So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr.
HOMETOWN (Previous School) San Diego, CA (Mt. McGill HS)
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NAME Qadriyyah Abdullah Janeshia Adams-Ginyard Kelechi Anyanwu Lauren Barbieri Christy Borak Antonette Carter Kira Costa Stephanie Cowling Lauren Dorsey Bridget Duffy Jacqueline Earls
PRONUNCIATIONS Qadriyyah Abdullah .................. Ka-dree-ah Janeshia Adams-Ginyard ..... Ja-knee-she-ah Kelechi Anyanwu ....................... ka-lee-chee Eghosa Isa ................................. E-go-sa E-sa Eva Markiewicz ...................... Mar-ka-witz Osarhiemen Omwanghe ........ Osah-ra-may Om-wan-gay Maja Ruznic ....................................... Maya Sheni Russell ................................... Sha-nay
PAC-10 & NCAA STANDARDS 2003 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Discus Javelin Hammer
May 14-15, Tucson, Arizona
PAC-10 QUALIFYING STANDARDS Event 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m Mile 3000m Steeplechase 5000m 10,000m 110m/100m Hurdles 400m Hurdles 400m Relay 1600m Relay High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Discus Javelin Hammer Decathlon/Heptathlon
MEN FAT/Metric 10.74 21.44 47.84 1:51.44 3:50.14 4:08.14 9:09.14 14:34.14 No Standard 14.74 53.64 No Standard No Standard 2.05/6-8 ¾ 5.00/16-4 ¾ 7.30/23-11 ½ 14.50/47-7 17.00/55-9 ¼ 51.50/168-11 60.00/196-10 58.00/190-3 6800 points
NATIONAL QUALIFYING STANDARDS
WOMEN FAT/Metric 12.04 24.64 55.44 2:11.14 4:40.14 5:01.14 11:10.14 17:30.14 No Standard 14.34 62.04 No Standard No Standard 1.70/5-7 3.80/12-5 ½ 5.80/19-0 ½ 12.00/39-4 ½ 13.25/43-5 ¾ 46.00/150-11 43.50/142-8 52.00/170-7 4400 points
(Sea Level) Event 10,000m# Decathlon
Provisional FAT 29:45.00 7,000 points
DIVISION I OUTDOOR – MEN REGIONAL QUALIFYING STANDARDS (Sea Level)
DIVISION I OUTDOOR – WOMEN REGIONAL QUALFYING STANDARDS
June 9-12, Austin, Texas
MT 47.0 1:50.3 3:47.9 4:06.3 9:07.9 14:18.3 52.2 40.4 40.6 3:10.6 3:11.9
Automatic FAT 29:00.00 7,500 points
#-Altitude adjustment available
2003 NCAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Event FAT 100m 10.50 200m 21.19 400m 47.26 800m 1:50.62 1500m# 3:48.21 Mile# 4:06.61 3000m Steeplechase# 9:08.15 5000m# 14:18.58 110m Hurdles 14.33 400m Hurdles 52.51 400m Relay 40.66 440-yard Relay 40.86 1600m Relay 3:10.84 Mile Relay 3:12.04
Metric 2.10 5.00 7.34 15.08 16.47 51.37 61.62 55.63
Alt. Aj. 3k-5999/6k+ +.03/+.06 +.07/+.12 +.11/+.21
Event FAT 100m 11.78 200m 23.96 400m 54.61 800m 2:10.29 1500m# 4:29.12 Mile# 4:50.80 3000m Steeplechase# 10:57.18 5000m# 16:56.43 100m Hurdles 13.95 400m Hurdles 1:00.82 400m Relay 45.80 440-yard Relay 46.00 1600m Relay 3:43.03 Mile Relay 3:44.23 High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Discus Javelin Hammer
MT 54.3 2:10.0 4:28.8 4:50.5 10:56.9 16:56.1 1:00.5 45.5 45.7 3:42.7 3:43.9
Alt. Adj. 3k-5999/6k+ +.-3/+.07 +.07/+.14 +.11/+.21
+.04/+.08 +.11/+.21 +.12/+.28 +.12/+.28 +.44/+.84 +.44/+.84
Metric 1.73 3.75 5.93 12.26 14.24 46.58 42.61 52.84
NATIONAL QUALIFYING STANDARDS (Sea Level) Event Automatic FAT 10,000m# 34:10.00 Heptathlon 5,500 points
+.04/+.08 +.11/+.21 +.12/+.24 +.12/+.24 +.44/+.84 +.44/+.84
Provisional FAT 35:15.00 5,000 points
#- Altitude adjustment available
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS
2004 COACHING STAFF
2004 CALIFORNIA COACHING STAFF From left to right: Assistant Coach Ed Miller, Vounteer Assistant Chris Coffee, Alumni and Community Relations Director Joy Margerum, Assistant Coach Jennifer Joyce, Associate Director Tony Sandoval, and Director Chris Huffins.
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DIRECTOR OF TRACK & FIELD CHRIS HUFFINS Director of Track & Field 2nd Year at Cal After successfully competing as a Golden Bear athlete in the early 1990’s, Chris Huffins returned to Cal October 16, 2002 as Director and Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country programs. The youngest director of a combined track and field program in recent NCAA history, Huffins, a rising star of the coaching ranks, hopes to develop California into becoming a prominent program on the national level. In Huffins’ first season, Cal sent more athletes, 12, to the NCAA Championships than ever before. Huffins also saw several Cal records broken, as sophomore Girmay Guangul broke the school 10,000m record (29:17.78), freshman Antonette Carter broke the 100m record (11.61), and the 400 meter relay team of freshmen Jaqueline Earls, Carter, Omwanghe, and sophomore Shannan Hawes set a new record at 45.01. In addition, three freshmen records fell last year, a fact which bodes well for the future. Further, Huffins oversaw the development of the whole student-athlete, evidenced by twenty of his competitors earning Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 2003. Huffins completed his track and field career in 2001, after having won a Bronze medal in the decathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and setting the world record in the decathlon 100m (10.22) at the 1996 Olympic Trials. He also owns medals from the 1999 World Championships, 1999 Pan American Games and 1998 Goodwill Games. A two-time U.S. National Champion in the decathlon (1998, 1999) and a member of the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Teams, Huffins enjoyed a long and illustrious career. He was nationally ranked in the top three and world ranked in the top 10 for eight consecutive years from 1993 until his retirement in 2001. While at Cal, Huffins competed at the highest levels of the NCAA, winning Pac-10 titles in the triple jump and the decathlon, and an NCAA title in the decathlon, where he set the school record which still stands today at 8,007 points. Huffins’ name appears in Cal’s top 10 lists in five different events, and he was a two-time team captain on one of the most successful squads in Cal track and field history. He was also the winner of the prestigious Pac-10 Conference Medal (1993) for exceptional achievement in athletics, outstanding scholastic accomplishment and significant qualities of leadership during his intercollegiate career. Before transferring to the University of California, Huffins competed for two years at Purdue University, where he earned honors as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year (1989). Huffins brought six years of coaching experience with him to his first head coaching position. Throughout his time as an assistant coach, he coached numerous All-Americans and All-ACC honorees. In 2000, he was hired as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech, where he coached the sprints, throws, pole vault and the combined events. Under Huffins’ direction, new school records were set in the women’s pole vault, weight throw, hammer, and shot put, and the men’s weight throw, hammer and javelin. Huffins guided javelin thrower, Chris Sinotte to a ninth-place All-American finish at the 2002 NCAA Championships and a lifetime best throw of 72.53 (237-10). Prior to his term at Georgia Tech, Huffins spent three years as an assistant coach in the sprints and combined events at Wake Forest University in North Carolina from 1997 to 2000, where he coached school record holders in all sprint events, and the only ACC champions in the 100m, 200m and 400m relay events in school history. In addition to his coaching and athletic accolades, Huffins is also active throughout USA Track and Field, as he is a member of the USATF Board
of Directors and an officer of the USATF Athletes’ Advisory Committee. For the past two years, Huffins has served as the USATF Chairman of Men’s Combined Events and has developed an elite combined events training camp held annually at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Huffins is the Founder and Meet Director of “Challenge of Atlas & Athena”, the only Grand Prix combined event competition held in the United States. In January of 2000, Huffins was inducted into the Indiana State Track & Field Hall of Fame. He was also a three-time recipient (1998-2000) of the John H. Bennett Award presented by USA Track & Field. Huffins is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and currently resides in Oakland with his wife Monique and their son Zachary. Below:Chris Huffins and his son at the Sydney Olympics on the cover of California Track& Running News (photo: Victor Sailer).
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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR TONY SANDOVAL Associate Director of Track & Field 22nd Year at California
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SANDOVAL’S CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S HEAD COACHING CAREER Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 Totals 25
W 0 3 1 3 4 2 5 6 1
L 1 3 4 2 4 5 4 1 4 28 (.472, 9 seasons)
Conference 3rd (NorPac) 3rd (NorPac) 4th (NorPac) 3rd (NorPac) 7th (Pac-10) 7th (Pac-10) 8th (Pac-10) 4th (Pac-10) 8th (Pac-10)
NCAA 49th 38th 40th 31st T11th T17th 57th 11th DNS
Tony Sandoval, a familiar name in Bay Area track and field circles, begins his 22nd year of association with the California track and field program and his 13th as the associate director of track and field. Sandoval previously served nine years as Cal’s head women’s coach prior to the merger of the men’s and women’s programs into a single entity. Sandoval specializes in coaching men’s and women’s distance events, 800 meters and above, as well as cross country. His expertise extends to meet management also, as he has a wealth of experience conducting major cross country and indoor and outdoor track invitationals. Sandoval was a member of the NCAA Track & Field Rules Committee (198188) that directs all three Division I championship meets. Under his tutelage, members of the Cal women’s team earned All-America honors on 19 different occasions. Most recently, Sandoval added Erin Belger to the list of AllAmericans. In 2002, Belger finished third in the 800m at the NCAA Championships. In cross country, Sandoval added Bridget Duffy in 2003. The Bears finished in the top 20 three times between 1987 and 1990, in addition to taking fourth at the 1990 NCAA Indoor Championships. Cal scored a school-record 23 points at the 1990 outdoor meet to claim 11th place, tying with 1987 for the team’s highest finish ever. Some of the athletes Sandoval has coached include 2000 Olympian and All-American Bolota Asmerom; six-time All-American Richie Boulet; three-time middle distance All-American and AIAW 800m champion Louise Romo; Kirsten O’Hara, an All-American in cross country, 5000m and 10,000m; Elissa Riedy a two-time All-American in the 1500m and once in cross country; Laura Baker, an All-American in the 800m; Sally Wood, All-American in the 5000m; Sabrina Han, All-American in the 10,000m; Magdalena Lewy, All-American in the 5000m; All-American Tenaya Soderman in the 10,000m; and Susan Vigil, 800m national champion at New Mexico, and Bridget Duffy. Sandoval also has coached cross country runners to All-America honors nine times: Bridget Duffy, currently a sophomore, Elissa Riedy, Boulet, O’Hara (three times), Marilyn Davis, Wood and Han. In addition, Boulet earned indoor All-America honors in the 3000m three times, and Lisa Lopez earned All-America kudos in the mile. The 1986 NorPac Conference Track and Field Coach of the Year, Sandoval also serves as Cal’s head cross country coach, a role he also filled for the women’s program before the merger. In 1993, under Sandoval’s guidance, Boulet became Cal’s second All-American in men’s cross-country. Sandoval guided the women’s program to a pair of top 20 finishes in 1984 and 1988. In their first NCAA appearance in 1984, the Bears finished 15th nationally. Cal returned as a team in 1988 to take home ninth place. Sandoval has more than 30 years of coaching experience, having begun his career a year out of college by developing the Duke City Dashers track club in Albuquerque, N.M. DCD became the “super club” with numerous national level and record-breaking boys and girls age-group athletes in cross country and track and field. Many of those age groupers developed into national level AAU and collegiate runners. In 1972, three DCD athletes coached by Sandoval were Olympic trial finalists. Under Sandoval, Lynn
Bjorklund was DCD’s most accomplished runner, winning three AAU cross country championships and two AAU two-mile championships. Bjorklund was world ranked in the two mile/3000m in 1974 and 1975 and remains the high school record holder for the 3000m. Sandoval started his collegiate coaching career with New Mexico’s women’s team in 1975, serving first as an assistant before taking over the head coaching duties. His UNM track team finished as high as ninth nationally, and he developed 10 All-Americans, including long distance and cross country runner Karen Crammond, middle distance runners Regina Draminga of Uganda and Tecla Chemabawi of Kenya, and 1979 800m national champion Susan Vigil (a former DCD runner) during his eight years with the Lobos. Active in all areas of amateur track and field, Sandoval served as the head coach for the 1995 U.S. Junior Pan American women’s track and field team, which competed in September in Santiago, Chile. He also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. team at the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba. Formerly the long distance coordinator for women for the Olympic Development subcommittee of the AAU, Sandoval has had four U.S. national team assignments, including the head coaching position for a U.S. junior team that competed in Cuba and Canada in 1987. In addition, Sandoval was the head coach for United States at the World Cross Country Championships in Glascow, Scotland (1978), and Madrid, Spain (1981). A 1968 graduate of New Mexico, Sandoval was a three-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field for a Lobo team that won two Western Athletic Conference titles in cross country and three conference championships in track and field. Sandoval competed in the mile, two mile and steeplechase events, and was an all-time top 10 performer in both the mile and two mile. Sandoval attended Albuquerque High School in New Mexico and won the 1962 state cross country title and captured the 1963 state 880 yard championship. Sandoval received a double master’s degree from UNM in exercise physiology and guidance and counseling in 1974. He taught in the undergraduate Physical Education department at UNM while working on a Ph.D. in sports psychology. Sandoval and his wife, Barbara, reside in Pleasant Hill with their daughters, Lisa and Marcy.
ASSISTANT COACHES ED MILLER
Field Events 21st Year at Cal
Throws 1st Year at Cal
Ed Miller begins his 21st season as an assistant coach at California, which has one of the most veteran coaching staffs in the country. He has earned a reputation as perhaps the premier multievent coach in the United States. In 2002, Miller was inducted into Cal's Hall of Fame. A former NCAA decathlon champion for the Golden Bears, Miller also assists in administration of the program and in recruiting. Miller was named a United States assistant coach for the 2003 IAAF World Championships in Athletics Aug. 22-31, in Paris, France. Miller used to serve as the USA Track & Field national coordinator for the long jump and served as the 1989 national coach for the Olympic Festival in Norman, Okla. He is currently a member of the USATF’s Men’s Track and Field and Men’s Development Committees. Miller is a wellrespected authority in the high jump and pole vault, and speaks annually at clinics and summer camps throughout the country. Miller has coached a number of outstanding athletes at Cal, including Bears’ head coach and 1996 and 2000 Olympian Chris Huffins (U.S., decathlon, bronze in 2000) and 1996 Olympian Ramon Jimenez-Gaona (Paraguay, discus). In addition to Huffins, the 1993 NCAA and Pac-10 decathlon champion, Miller coached Cal decathletes Bevan Hart (2000 NCAA champion and 1999 and 2000 Pac-10 champion) and Ross Bomben (1996 NCAA runner-up and 1998 Pac-10 champion). On the women’s side, Miller coached All-American Tiffany Janssen and 1995 Pac-10 champion Ifeoma Ozoeze in the heptathlon. He recently oversaw the development of heptathlete Missy Vanek, who won the title in 2000 at the Pac-10 championships and placed third at NCAAs. In 2002, Vanek took second in the heptathlon at the Pac-10 championships, but did not compete at the NCAA championships due to a hamstring injury. In addition to Jimenez-Gaona, a three-time NCAA runner-up in the discus, Miller has tutored Kari Nisula, 1988 NCAA discus champion, only three-time Pac-10 champion pole vaulter Brent Burns, Pac-10 high jump and triple jump winner Mike Harris and two-time Pac-10 high jump champion Kevin Keane. All told, his athletes have earned All-America honors 19 times, including three-time All-Americans Hart, Jimenez-Gaona and Nisula. During the 1994 season, two of Miller’s pole vault pupils, Clarence Phelps and Amit Barkan, each cleared the 17-foot mark, becoming the first two Cal vaulters to accomplish that feat in the same season, and they repeated the feat in 1996. Phelps went on to a second-place NCAA finish in 1997, clearing 18-0.50. A native of nearby Pleasant Hill, Miller was a two-year letterman at California in 1975 and ’76. As a senior, he captured the 1976 NCAA decathlon title in Philadelphia, scoring a then-school-record 7,443 points. That score broke a 42-year old Cal record and presently ranks sixth on the all-time list at Cal. Miller also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in both 1976 and ’80, posting a career-best 7,708 points in 1980. Prior to returning to Cal as a coach, Miller taught and was head track & field and women’s basketball coach at Los Medanos Junior College in Pittsburg in 1981 and ’82. He and his wife, Sheila, make their home in Antioch with their daughter, Jennifer, and son, Eddie.
Joyce is in her first season as an assistant coach after serving as a volunteer assistant last season. Last year, as a volunteer assistant, Joyce saw two throwers, Rhuben Williams and Amin Nikfar, go to the NCAA Championships. Nikfar finished 21st and Williams 26th in the shot put. Under her tutelage, Cal thrower Amin Nikfar improved his personal best to post an Iranian national record and won the Iranian National Championships in August 2003, as well as the Asian Indoor Championship in February of 2004 in the shot put event. Joyce, a longtime member of the prominent Kajaks Track and Field Club in her hometown of Richmond, B.C. Canada, has served as a Junior Development Coach in the throwing events and is a certified Olympic Lifting Club Coach through USA Weightlifting. The native of Vancouver, B.C. holds the current hammer title in Canada, where she won that event at the Canadian National Championships in July, 2003. Both the senior and junior record holder, Joyce has been a member of the Canadian National Team since 2001. She was selected to represent her native Canada at the XVII Commonwealth Games in July of 2002, where she was a finalist. She finished a narrow fourth at the Francophone Games held in Ottawa, Canada and represented Canada in July 2003 in the Pan-American games. She is currently training for the 2004 Olympics and will compete at the Canadian Olympic Trials in July. A former Golden Bear herself, Joyce completed her eligibility in the spring of 2002. A two-time All-American, Joyce owns the Cal school hammer record (214-0). During her career as a Bear, she was an NCAA qualifier in the event all four years. Her highest finish at the NCAA Track and Field Championships came as a sophomore when she took fourthplace. As a senior, she finished seventh in the hammer. She graduated with one Pac-10 championship title, earned as a senior, after she finished second as a freshman and sophomore in the hammer and third as a junior.
Assistant Coach Ed Miller
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VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS JOY MARGERUM Director of Alumni and Community Relations 8th Year at Cal
Chris Coffee Volunteer Assistant Coach (Distance)
Josh Flushman Olympic Sports Operations Manager
Magdalena Lewy Volunteer Assistant Coach (Distance)
Phil McMullen Volunteer Assistant Coach
Joy Margerum enters her eighth season on the Golden Bear coaching staff, her first coordinating alumni and community relations. She spent the last seven years coaching hurdlers. Margerum joined the Cal program on a volunteer basis during the 1997 season while serving as the co-head cross country coach, along with Patti Sue Plumer, at Menlo College. She came to Cal after an eight-year stay in Hawaii, where she taught at the Punahou School and coached at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the Big Island of Hawaii. She co-coached the women’s team at the academy to a state title in track and field in 1995 and a runner-up finish in 1996, as well as a pair of cross country state titles in 1993 and 1994. A native of the Bay Area, Margerum began her coaching career at Los Gatos High School in 1983, where she specialized in hurdles, sprints, jumps and relays, sending many athletes to the state meet in her seven-year tenure (1983-89). A 1983 graduate of Cal State Hayward, Margerum earned All-America honors competing in the hurdles, long jump, heptathlon and relays. After earning her bachelor’s degrees in kinesiolgy and dance, Margerum continued her education by adding her master’s degree in human performance at San Jose State in 1988, where her thesis project was writing and illustrating a book called “Positive Attributes of Sports for Kids!”. Margerum continues to compete in masters track and field and has won numerous competitions in her age group. Recently, she was voted the 2002 Track Athlete of the Year for her age group (women’s 40-44). She holds the American record for the women’s 35-39 age group in the 400m hurdles (64.12) and won the senior Female Athlete of the Year award presented by the Honolulu Quarterback Club. Margerum also helped develop the Cal Track and Field Family Club, a group of family and friends of Golden Bear student-athletes that provide support to the program. She also serves as director of the Cal summer track camps. Away from her duties at Cal, Margerum is also the coach of the Jackrabbit Track Club and Lady Sprinters, based in Palo Alto. Margerum comes from a long line of track and field athletes, including sister Grace Upshaw, a three-time Pac-10 qualifier in the long jump at Cal (1995-97), and parents Monte and Carol Upshaw, 1958 Cal grads. Grace was the 2002 USA National Indoor long jump champion, 2003 Outdoor long jump Champion and is currently ranked first in the U.S. in that event. Her father has served as president of the Big C Society and currently heads the Cal Track and Field Steering Committee. Her mother serves on the board of trustees for the Cal Performances. She is married to Ken Margerum, who is a member of the Stanford Football Hall of Fame and who went on to play for the Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers. Currently, Ken is the wide receivers coach for Stanford. They reside in Berkeley with their daughters, Sunny and Windy.
Director of Alumni & Community Relations Joy Margerum
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