April 20, 2011
THIS WEEK IN CAL TRACK & FIELD: Track & field athletes from more than 15 universities from around the country, as well as a host of competitors competing for club teams or unattached, descend on Berkeley this weekend for the Brutus Hamilton Open and Invitational.
Friday's events are deemed the Brutus Hamilton Open and run all day, with field events starting at 9 a.m. and track events at 2 p.m. The Brutus Hamilton Invitational is Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. on the field and 1:30 p.m. on the track.
Among the schools visiting Edwards Stadium are Academy of Art, Chico State, Fresno State, Harvard, New Mexico, USF, Stanford, Utah State and UC Davis.
Admission is free both days. Fans can also follow along live online by visiting rtspt.com/events/cal/brutus11/.
TOP 10 BEARS: Heading into this week's action, several members of Cal's track & field team are ranked among the top 25 in the nation in their respective events, including Tracey Stewart, who is fifth in the triple jump and 15th in the long jump, and NCAA decathlon leader Mike Morrison.
Name Event Mark NCAA Pac-10 Ray Stewart 110m Hurdles 13.66 11th 3rd Steve Sodaro 3000m SC 8:55.27 17th 2nd Mike Morrison Decathlon 7,921 1st 1st Sofia Oberg 1500m 4:21.60 25th 7th Price/Stewart/Dixon/Garrett 4x100m Relay 44.75 17th 4th Kristen Meister High Jump 5-11.25 8th 4th Allison Stokke Pole Vault 13-5.50 18th 3rd Tracey Stewart Long Jump 20-6.50 15th 3rd Tracey Stewart Triple Jump 43-9.75 5th 1st
ALL-TIME PERFORMER LIST UPDATES: A number of Golden Bears have either put their names on Cal's all-time performance list for the first time or moved up in the rankings this season. Among the more significant marks so far in the spring are:
Name Event Mark Rank Ray Stewart 110mHH 13.66 T4th Mike Morrison Decathlon 7,291 3rd Charnell Price 100m 11.68 4th Sofia Oberg 1500m 4:21.60 T5th Rowena Tam 3000m SC 10:32.79 2nd Taylor Bryson 3000m SC 10:49.94 4th Emani Truluck 100mH 13.82 T4th Tracey Stewart Long Jump 20-6.50 5th Tracey Stewart Triple Jump 43-9.75 3rd Linda Oseso Hammer 188-5 5th Dana Hoolko Javelin 145-11 3rd
BIG MEET RECAP: Cal captured 15 events during the annual Big Meet at Stanford last Saturday, but the Bears fell to the Cardinal in the dual - 98-65 (men) and 88-75 (women). Both Ray Stewart and Tracey Stewart (no relation) were double-winners on the afternoon. Ray claimed the 100 meters (PR 10.57) and 110-meter hurdles (13.81),while Tracey PR'd during victories in the long jump (20-6.50) and triple jump (43-9.75). Sofia Oberg made her 2011 outdoor debut and held off Stanford's Madeline Duhon by 0.01 seconds in the 1500 (4:21.60). Cal also swept the men's long jump, women's discus and women's hammer.
GOLDEN BEAR NOTES: 25 Golden Bear seniors will be recognized for their contributions to the program during a ceremony Saturday afternoon ... Mike Morrison was named Pac-10 Male Field Athlete of the Week April 11 after winning the Texas Relays decathlon ... a Cal runner has broken the four-minute barrier in the Don Bowden Mile at each of the last three Brutus Hamilton Invites - David Torrence (3:59.10, 2008), Michael Coe (school-record 3:56.18, 2009) and Steve Sodaro (3:59.42, 2010).