May 2, 2000
STANFORD, Calif. - A large contingent of top national and international track & field athletes will converge on Stanford's Cobb Track & Angell Field this Friday (May 5) when the Cardinal Invitational is staged.
This meet is designed for athletes attempting to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championships, the Olympic Trials, or the Olympic Games.
Field events are slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. with the women's hammer. The running events are slated to start at 6:00 p.m. with the men's and women's hurdles.
Some of the top names slated to compete in the Friday meet include Alvin (1996 gold medalist on the 1,600 meter relay) and Calvin Harrison in the 400 meters, Marko Koers and Mike Schroer in the 800 meters, Jason Pyrah, Brian Berryhill, Stanford's Gabe Jennings, and Andy Downin in the 1,500 meters, Alan Culpepper, Andre Williams, Pete Sherry, Stanford's Brad Hauser and Jonathon Riley, Dan Browne and Matt Lane in the 5,000 meters, Shaun Creighton, Michael Njenga from Kenya, Mark Carroll, Abdi Abdirahman, and Slsay Bezabeh in the 10,000 meters, Rod Jett in the 100 meter hurdles, Justin Chaston, Donavan Bergstrom and Francis O'Neill in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, Rajeev Balakrishnan in the 100 meters, Janete Castro, Amy Ross-Schroer, Stanford's Lindsay Hyatt, Bridget Johnson, and Miesha Marzell in the 800 meters, Shayne Culpepper in the 1,500 meters, Kara Wheeler, Stanford's Sally Glynn and Lauren Fleshman in the 3,000 meters, Isabel Juarez, Tina Connelly, Rachel Sauder, Maggie Chan, and Donna Garcia in the 5,000 meters,
The Cardinal then travels to Berkeley on Saturday for the annual Big Meet. For the Stanford men, this will be the 106th meeting against the Golden Bears, with Cal holding a 62-41-2 edge. Last year, California scored a 90-73 victory at Cobb Track & Angell Field. The Stanford women will face the Cal women for the 21st time with Stanford holding an 11-9 edge. The Cardinal has won three straight Big Meets, including a 92-71 decision last year at Stanford.
Field events start at 10:30 a.m. while the running events will start at 1:00 p.m. The Big Meet will take place at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field on the Cal campus.
Thus far in the 2000 outdoor season, eleven Stanford track & field athletes (seven men, four women) have qualified for the NCAA Championships (May 31 - June 3) at Duke University. Thirteen athletes (seven men, six women) have NCAA provisional times or marks.
STANFORD TRACK & FIELD SCHEDULE THIS WEEK
CARDINAL TRACK & FIELD INVITATIONAL
COBB TRACK & ANGELL FIELD
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2000, 3:30 P.M. - FIELD EVENTS, 6:00 P.M. - RUNNING EVENTS
THE BIG MEET
EDWARDS STADIUM/GOLDMAN FIELD
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 10:30 A.M - FIELD EVENTS, 1:00 P.M. - RUNNING EVENTS
NCAA Automatic Qualifiers (NCAA Track & Field
Championships, Duke University, May 31 - June 3)
Jason Balkman, Senior, Saratoga, Ca
Qualified automatically for the NCAA's with a time of 28:47.82 in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational (3/25) ... His 10,000 time is #2 in the Pac-10 this year behind teammate Brent Hauser (28:23.37).
Don Conrad, Senior, St. Louis, Mo
The graduate student, and a transfer from Dartmouth gained entry into the NCAA's in the 10,000 meters with a time of 28:55.52 at the Stanford Invitational (3/25) ... His previous best in the 10,000 meters had been 29:38.02 ... His time is fourth-best in the Pac-10 this year.
Lauren Fleshman, Freshman, Canyon Country, Ca
Ran the third fastest time in Pac-10 history at 15:50.18 in the 5,000 meters at the Mt. Sac Relays (4/15) ... Her time qualified her for the NCAA's and exceeded the Olympic Trials standard ... Her time is a freshman school record, easily beating the previous best time of 16:01.03 in 1983 by Alison Wiley ... Her time is also an American junior record, besting 15:51.13 by Suzie Tuffey of North Carolina State in 1986 ... Her time is also third best overall in school history ... Her time is #1 in the Pac-10 this year ... Ran the final leg on Stanford's winning effort in the distance medley relay at the Drake Relays (4/28) ... The time of 11:06.23 was the fastest outdoor time in the United States this year, and set a school record ... She also ran the opening leg on the 4 x 800 meter relay team which posted a school record time of 8:36.24 in the finishing second to Missouri at the Drake Relays (4/29) ... For her efforts, Fleshman was named Pac-10 Track & Field Athlete of the Week ... Ran the anchor leg on Stanford's winning effort in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Indoors in a school record time of 11:01.56.
Sally Glynn, Junior, Rockville, Md
One of three Stanford 5,000 meters to qualify automatically for the NCAA's at Duke in June ... Ran a career-best 15:59.10 at the Mt. Sac Relays (4/15), easily beating her previous best of 16:22.39 ... Her time in the 5,000 meters is fourth-best all-time, and third-best in the Pac-10 this year ... Ran the opening leg on the distance medley relay team which won the Drake Relays title in 11:06.23, the fastest outdoor time in the United States this year, and a school record time ... Ran the opening leg on Stanford's winning effort at the 2000 NCAA Indoors in a schoo record time of 11:01.56.
Brad Hauser, Senior, Kingwood, Tx
Off to a great start in the 2000 outdoor season with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 28:52.63 in the 10,000 meters ... Gained his entry to the NCAA's at the Stanford Spring Opener (3/4) ... His 10,000 time is #3 in the Pac-10 this year behind teammates Brent Hauser (28:23.37) and Jason Balkman (28:47.82).
Brent Hauser, Senior, Kingwood, Tx
One of four Stanford runners who has qualified automatically in the 10,000 meters ... Ran a 28:23.37 at the Stanford Invitational (3/25), second-best in Stanford school history ... His time is #1 in the nation among collegiate runners this year ... Earlier this year, finished second in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Gabe Jennings, Sophomore, Madison, Wi
Qualified for the NCAA's with a first place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. Sac Relays (4/15) ... Ran the second fastest 1,500 meters in school history in his 2000 outdoor debut in 3:40.08, just short of the school record of 3:39.26 by Marc Olesen in 1988 ... His 1,500 time is #1 for a collegiate runner this year ... Jennings also has an NCAA qualifying time in the 5,000 meters at 13:44.60, set at the Stanford Invitational (3/25) ... That time is third-best in Stanford track & field history ... His 5,000 meter time is #2 in the Pac-10 this year ... Jennings is the Stanford first Cardinal athlete to qualify in more than one event this year at the NCAA's ... Ran the anchor leg on Stanford's winning distance medley relay team at the Drake Relays (4/29) ... Ran the 1,600 meters in 3:56.5, equivalent of a 3:57.6 mile ... Jennings helped lead Stanford's distance medley relay team to a time of 9:32.86, the fastest outdoor collegiate time in the nation this year ... Earlier this year, Jennings won the NCAA indoor mile title (3:59.46), less than 22 hours after helping Stanford win the NCAA indoor title in the distance medley relay in world record time of 9:28.83 ... Jennings also placed seventh in the 3,000 meters (8:04.96) at the NCAA Indoors.
Summer Pierson, Senior, Niskayuna, NY
Met the Olympic and NCAA qualfying standard in the discus with a career-best throw of 190-9 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/14) ... Her throw was nearly nine feet better than her previous best ... Her throw was also second-best in school history and eighth-best in Pac-10 history ... Her throw is second-best in the Pac-10 this year.
Michael Stember, Junior, Fair Oaks, Ca
Exceeded the NCAA qualifying standard in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:40.71 at the Stanford Invitational (3/26) ... His time is third-best in school history ... His 1,500 time is #2 in the nation behind teammate Gabe Jennings (3:40.08) this year ... Also qualified provisionally in the 800 meters with a winning time of 1:48.16 at the Bruce Drummond Invitatational (4/22) in Sacramento ... The 800 meter time is #2 in the Pac-10 this year ... Ran the opening leg on the distance medley relay team at the Drake Relays (4/29) which posted a time of 9:32.86, the fastest outdoor collegiate time this year ... Also ran the anchor leg on the 4 x 800 relay team, which set a school record (7:16.94) at the Drake Relays (4/28) ... Earlier this year, Stember finished second to teammate Gabe Jennings in the mile (4:00.75) at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Stember also ran the third leg on the world record breaking distance medley relay team (9:28.83) at the NCAA Indoors.
Toby Stevenson, Senior, Odessa, Tx
Has made the NCAA's for a third straight season ... Qualified for the national meet with a leap of 18-2 1/2 at the Stanford Invitational, which tied his career-best ... Stevenson set his qualifying mark at the Stanford Invitational (3/26) ... His vault is #2 in the Pac-10 this year ... Earlier this year, captured second place at the NCAA Indoors with a career-vault of 18-4 1/2 ... That mark also established a new school record and met the Olympic standard.
Erin Sullivan, Freshman, Jericho, Vt
The freshman from Vermont is off to a great start in her Stanford career ... Qualified for NCAA's in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:11.14 at the Mt. Sac Relays (4/15), the eight-best time in school history ... Her time is fifth-best in the Pac-10 this year ... Also a NCAA provisional qualifier in the 3,000 meters with a first place finish at the Drake Relays (4/28) in a time of 9:27.66.
NCAA Provisional Qualifiers
- Jason Balkman - 5,000 meters (13:58.67) - sixth-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Louis Luchnini - 10,000 meters (29:42.44) - fifth-best time in the freshman record book, and #8 in the Pac-10 this year
- Thomas Murley - 10,000 meters (29:12.78) - fifth-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Michael Stember - 800 meters (1:48.16) - #2 time in the Pac-10 this year
- Adam Tenforde - 10,000 meters (29:38.95) - fourth-best time in the freshman record book, and seventh-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Chad Wassink - javelin (226-7, 69.06m) - career best/third-best throw in school history, and fourth-best in the Pac-10 this year
- Nick Welihozkiy - hammer (208-5, 63.54m) - ninth-best throw in school history, second-best in freshman school history, and fifth-best in the Pac-10 this year
- Caroline Annis - 10,000 meters (34:42.37) - Fourth-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Kathleen Donoghue - pole vault (13-0 1/4, 3.97m) - freshman school record/ties varsity school mark in school history, also meets Olympic qualifying standard
- Melissa Feinstein - pole vault (12-3 1/2, 3.75m)
- Mary Huang - 10,000 meters (35:15.84)
- Erin Sullivan - 3,000 meters (9:27.66)
- Elena Villarreal - 3,000 meters (9:38.58), 5,000 meters (16:33.48)
Pac-10 Qualifiers (May 13-14 - decathlon and
heptathlon championships, May 20-21, University of Oregon)
- Ray Bergstrom - high jump (6-8 3/4, 2.05m) - career best
- Todd Beyerlein - high jump (6-11 3/4, 2.13m) - third-best mark in the Pac-10 this year
- Ryan Carroll - 800 meters (1:51.01 indoors) - sixth-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Don Conrad - 5,000 meters (14:13.42 indoors)
- Jason Goff - decathlon (7,007 points) - sixth-best all-time at Stanford, a freshman school record, and seventh-best in the Pac-10 this year, javelin (204-2, 62.24m) - fifth-best throw in school history
- Michael Harte - 110 meter hurdles (14.45w)
- Brent Hauser - 5,000 meters (13:54.03 indoors) - fourth-best time in the Pac-10
- Omer Inan - discus (181-3, 55.24m) - eighth-best in school history, second-best in freshman school history, and seventh-best in the Pac-10 this year
- Gabe Jennings - 800 meters (1:49.77) - #4 in the Pac-10 this year, mile (4:04.29)
- Louis Luchnini - 5,000 meters (14:08.37 indoors) - eighth-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Warrick McDowell - triple jump (48-11 3/4, 14.93m) - career best, and eighth-best in the Pac-10 this year
- Thomas Murley - 5,000 meters (14:10.01 indoors) - ninth-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Andrew Powell - 1,500 meters (3:46.74) - #8 time in the Pac-10 this year
- Jonathon Riley - 1,500 meters (3:45.67) - #6 time in the Pac-10 this year
- Leroy Sims - 100 meters (10.70) - career best/10th-best time in school history
- Chris Sprague - shot put (58-0 1/2, 17.69m indoors) - seventh-best throw in the Pac-10 this year
- Jonathan Stevens - 800 meters (1:50.09) - #5 time in the Pac-10, mile (3:58.40)
- Troy Walters - 100 meters (10.74w) - career best
- Justin Williams - 110 meter hurdles (14.52) - fourth-best in freshman school history
- Caroline Annis - 5,000 meters (16:47.60 indoors)
- Cheryl Burdick - high jump (5-8 1/2, 1.74m) - third-best all-time in freshman school history ... Fifth-best mark in the Pac-10 this year
- Maurica Carlucci (2:10.82 indoors)
- Wilsa Charles - 100 meters (11.76w), 24.50 (200 meters)
- Malindi Elmore - 800 meters (2:10.59) - sixth-best time in the Pac-10 this year, 1,500 meters (4:30.98)
- Mariel Ettinger - 1,500 meters (4:40.32), 3,000 meters (9:49.27), 5,000 meters (16:50.39)
- Melissa Feinstein - pole vault (12-1 1/2, 3.70m)
- Colleen Flaherty - 1,500 meters (4:31.52), 3,000 meters (9:52.55)
- Lauren Fleshman - mile (4:48.40 indoors) - #1 time in the Pac-10 this year, 3,000 meters (9:20.62 indoors) - #2 time in the Pac-10 this year
- Shaluinn Fullove - 1,500 meters (4:33.98)
- Sally Glynn - 1,500 meters (4:23.49) - fourth-best in the Pac-10 this year, mile (4:49.56) - #3 time in the Pac-10 this year, 3,000 meters (9:31.98)
- Joy Goff - heptathlon (4,937 points) - sixth-best all-time at Stanford
- Anne Gunnison - 3,000 meters (9:49.47)
- Katie Hotchkiss - mile (4:49.54 indoors) - #2 time in the Pac-10 this year
- Mary Huang - 5,000 meters (16:58.97 indoors)
- Lindsay Hyatt - 800 meters (2:07.80 indoors) - third-best time in the Pac-10 this year, 1,500 meters (4:27.66) - seventh-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Maureen Onyeagbako - hammer (173-2, 52.79m)
- Shannon Overly - triple jump (38-11w, 11.86m) - career best
- Cassie Romuld - shot put (46-6 1/4, 14.18m)
- Jayna Smith - 200 meters (24.05) - sixth-best time in school history, 400 meters (53.62) - school record holder in the 400 meters, and fourth-best in the Pac-10 this year
- Danielle Spurlock - 400 meter hurdles (61.82)
- Kim Stone - high jump (5-8 1/2, 1.74m) - third-best all-time in freshman school history, fifth-best mark in the Pac-10 this year
- Erin Sullivan - 3,000 meters (9:24.52 indoors) - third-best time in the Pac-10 this year
- Julie Tinker - long jump (19-2 3/4, 5.86m), triple jump (40-7, 1.27m) - career best in triple jump
- Laura Turner - 1,500 meters (4:32.40), 3,000 meters (9:44.67), 5,000 meters (17:05.94)
- Laura Villarreal - mile (4:53.23 indoors) - fifth-best time in the Pac-10 this year, 3,000 meters (9:31.39 indoors)
- Robyn Woolfolk - 100 meter hurdles (14.06w)
Stanford performed with high marks at last weekend's Drake Relays ... Both the men's and women's distance medley relay teams produced the fastest United States outdoor collegiate times this year ... The Cardinal women's team of Sally Glynn, Danielle Spurlock, Lindsay Hyatt and Lauren Fleshman ran the winning race in a time of 11:06.23 ... That bettered the school record of 11:14.90 in 1996 ... The Cardinal men's team of Michael Stember, Mark Hassell, Ryan Carroll and Gabe Jennings ran a 9:32.86, just .01 second off the school record set in 1988 ... Jennings covered the final 1,600 meters in 3:56.5, the equivalent of a 3:57.6 mile ... The Cardinal women's 4 x 800 meter relay team of Fleshman, Malindi Elmore, Glynn, and Lindsay Hyatt posted a school record time of 8:36.24 ... A third school record was broken in the men's 4 x 800 meter relay when the team of Carroll, Jennings, Hassell and Stember posted a time of 7:16.94, well ahead of the old school time of 7:20.27 set in 1998 ... During the 2000 indoor season, Stanford's men's distance medley relay team was spectacular ... The Cardinal set an American indoor record of 9:30.19 at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Feb. 12 ... Stanford returned to Fayetteville on March 10 for the NCAA Indoor Championships with the same foursome of Jennings, Evan Kelty, Stember and Jonathon Riley and set the world mark of 9:28.83 ... The Cardinal women's indoor distance medley relay team also finished first at the NCAA Indoors, turning in a new school record of 11:01.56 ... Glynn, Jayna Smith, Hyatt and Fleshman comprised the winning team.
Stanford has a brother-sister act in the multi-events ... Freshman Jason Goff scored 7,007 points in his first-ever collegiate decathlon at the recent Mt. Sac Relays to qualify for the Pac-10 Championships, while Jason's sister, Joy, qualified for the conference meet with a point total of 4,937, also at the Mt. Sac Relays ... Joy's point total was just one point short of her career-best ... Jason's point total is a freshman school record and sixth-best in school history ... The Goffs grew up in Turner, Oregon, playing a variety of sports ... Jason has also qualified for the Pac-10's in the javelin with a throw of 204-2.
Seven Stanford outdoor school records have been broken thus far in 2000.
Decathlon (freshman record, 7,007 points)
Jason Goff ... The old record was 6,483 by Josh Gleason in 1995.
Distance Medley Relay (11:06.23)
The team of Sally Glynn, Danielle Spurlock, Lindsay Hyatt, Lauren Fleshman ... The old record was 11:14.90 set by Dena Dey, Monica Hoggatt, Monal Chokshi, Mary Cobb in 1996.
4 x 800 Meter Relay (8:36.24)
The team of Lauren Fleshman, Malindi Elmore, Sally Glynn, Lindsay Hyatt ... The old record was 8:43.0 set by Andrea Dewey, Ann Wotherspoon, Purea Knight, PattiSue Plumer in 1981.
400 meters (53.62)
Jayna Smith ... Smith broke her old record of 53.99 set in 1999.
5,000 meters (freshman record, 15:50.18)
Lauren Fleshman ... The old record was 16:01.03 set by Alison Wiley in 1983.
Pole Vault (freshman record, 13-0 1/4, 3.97m)
Kathleen Donoghue ... The old record was 12-9 (3.89m) by Melissa Feinstein in 1998.
Stanford vs California - The Big Meet
Saturday, May 6, 2000, Edwards Stadium, Berkeley, Ca
10:30 a.m. - Men's Hammer
Women's Hammer follows Men's Hammer
11:30 a.m. - Women's Long Jump
Men's Long Jump follows Women's Long Jump
12:15 p.m. - Men's Javelin
Women's Javelin follows Men's Javelin
12:30 p.m. - Women's Pole Vault
1:00 p.m. - Men's Shot Put
Women's Shot Put follows Men's Shot Put
1:15 p.m. - Women's High Jump
2:00 p.m. - Men's Discus
Women's Discus follows Men's Discus
Women's Triple Jump
Men's Triple Jump follows Women's Triple Jump
2:15 p.m. - Men's Pole Vault
Men's High Jump
1:00 p.m. - Women's 5,000 meters
1:30 p.m. - Women's and Men's 400 meter relay
1:40 p.m. - 3,000 meter steeplechase
2:00 p.m. - Women's and Men's 1,500 Meters
2:15 p.m. - Men's 110 Meter Hurdles
Women's 100 Meter Hurdles follows Men's 110 Meter Hurdles
2:30 p.m. - Women's and Men's 400 Meters
2:40 p.m. - Women's and Men's 100 Meters
2:50 p.m. - Women's and Men's 800 Meters
3:00 p.m. - Women's and Men's 400 Meter Hurdles
3:10 p.m. - Women's and Men's 200 Meters
3:20 p.m. - Women's 3,000 Meters
3:35 p.m. - Men's 5,000 Meters
4:15 p.m. - Women's and Men's 1,600 Meter Relay