Track and Field Competes at Mount SAC Relays
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

April 16, 1999

WALNUT, Calif. - The University of California's track and field programs have numerous athletes competing in various divisions at the prestigious 41st-annual Mount SAC Relays, today through Sunday. The invitational is strictly an individual competition.

Today saw the return of senior Latasha Gilliam, who has been sidelined with an injury, to the Golden Bears lineup for the first time this season. Gilliam competed in both the 100m and the 200m. In the 100m, she recorded a 12.15, the fastest non-wind aided mark for a Cal woman this season. In the 3000m, senior Lori Riedy shaved about 18 seconds off her season's best time, recording a Pac-10 qualifying time of 9:45.45.

Highlights for the Bear men included sophomore Jason Manly posting the team's season's-best mark in the 200m (21.28), close to his PR of 21.27. In the 400m, senior Chuck Berkeley and freshman Desmond McGill clocked PRs of 48.10 and 48.28, respectively. Steve Immel ran Cal's fastest 1500m this season in Pac-10 qualifying mark of 3:48.36. Sophomore Bolota Asmerom and senior Simon Mudd joined teammate Chris Maier, who qualified at the Stanford Invitational, as Pac-10 qualifiers in the 5000m with times today of 14:20.65 and 14:20.74, respectively. Finally, junior college transfer Kidefu Evans recorded the best long jump by a Bear this season at 23-5.5, also a personal best.

The Bears have athletes competing tomorrow at the Mount SAC Relays and a sprinkling of entries at the Woody Wilson Invitational, hosted by UC Davis. Sunday, Cal's top athletes compete in the invitational division of the Mount SAC Relays.

Mount SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
Day 1 of 3

College/Open Division

Women's Events (Cal Finishers Only)
100m (heat 1) - 4. Latasha Gilliam, 12.15. 200m (heat 1) - 7. Latasha Gilliam, 25.34. 200m (heat 2) -- 8. Zhauntel Holman, 25.47. 400m (heat 1) - 4. Brandee Grant, 57.70. 800m (heat 2) - 5. Erin Belger, 2:12.55; 6. Ally Lombardi, 2:13.05. 1500m (heat 1) - 6. Jennifer Akana, 4:34.05. 3000m - 22. Lori Riedy, 9:45.45. Pole Vault - results not available.

Men's Events (Cal Finishers Only)
100m (prelim1)- 7. Allan Manning, 10.99. 100m (heat 2)- 4. Jason Manly, 10.74. 200m (heat 1) - 6. Chris London, 21.66. 200m (heat 2) - 2. Jason Manly, 21.28; 6. Allan Manning, 21.73. 400m (heat 1) - 4. Chuck Berkeley, 48.10. 400m (heat 2) - 2. Desmond McGill, 48.28; 3. Wayne Boddy, 48.79. 1500m (heat 2) - 5. Steve Immel, 3:48.36. 3000mSC - results not available. 5000m - 14. Bolota Asmerom, 14:20.65; 15. Simon Mudd, 14:20.74; 19. Chris Maier, 14:26.57. Long Jump (East) - 3. Kidefu Evans, 23-5.5. Discus - 10. Solomon Kailihiwa, 156-0.