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Table of Contents ALL-TIME TOP 10 ...........................................

4-5

11 Mustangs in the Olympics .................

6-19

Mustang Coaches ....................................

20-22

11 Division I National Champions ....

23-46

and

81 Division I All-AMERICANS

CROSS COUNTRY

.................................................. 25-27

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ............................................ 28-43 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD .............................................. 44-46

91 Division II National Champions ....

47-57

CROSS COUNTRY

....................................................... 50

TRACK & FIELD

................................................... 51-57

485 CONFERENCE Champions .............

58-107

Cross country

58-63

5,000 Meters

87-88

100-Meter dash

66-67

10,000 Meters

89-90

200 Meters

68-69

High jump

91-92

110M and 100m hurdles 70-71

Long jump

93-94

400M hurdles

72-73

Triple jump

95-96

400 Meters

74-75

Pole Vault

97-98

4X100m relay

76-77

Javelin

99-100

800 Meters

78-79

Discus

101-102

1,500 Meters

80-81

Shot Put

103-104

4X400m relay

82-83

Hammer Throw

105

Mile, 2-mile and 3-mile 84

Decathlon

106

3,000M steeplechase

Heptathlon 107

85-86


Credits

Photos on pages 10, 13-15, 21-26, 30, 35-36, 74, 84, 91, 93, 101 and 108-111 are courtesy of University Archives at Cal Poly. Photos on pages 6-7, 11 and 19 are courtesy of the International Olympic Committee. Photos on pages 12, 18, 48-51, and 53-56 are courtesy of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Additional file photos throughout are by Marlin Agoub, Ray Ambler, Alexander Bohlen, Julie Brandt, Matt Brown, Eric Burdick, Ethan Cardoza, Steve Chen, James Colon, Luis Descanzo, Tom Ewart, John Fajardo, Jeff Golden, Aaron Lambert, Kirby Lee, Owen Main, Rick Morgan, Tim O’Dowd, Alyssa Razo, Bob Solorio, Frank Stranzl, Jim Sullivan, Keith A. Tracy, Cheryl Treworgy and Dave Wegiel. Researched, edited and designed by Donovan Aird (daird@calpoly.edu). Cover design by Michael Glasgow. Special thanks to Frank Candida of Cal State L.A., the USTFCCCA, Track & Field News, Cindy Arbelbide, USATF, the IAAF, Kennedy Library Special Collections, Mustang News, Track & Field Results Reporting System, Doug Lynch/PhotoTiming.com, the NCAA, the CCAA and the Big West Conference.


Cal Poly Men’s Track & Field School Records 100-METER DASH 1. Kaaron Conwright, 2000 2. Clancy Edwards, 1975 3. Mark Kent, 1981 4. Travis Morse, 2005 6T. Joe Siai Siai, 1981 6T. Ron Waynes, 1983 7. Jamison Jordan, 2014 8. Bobby Turner, 1971 9. Tre’dale Tolver, 2008 10. Taylor Herrera, 2010

1. Ben Bruce, 2005 2. Jim Schankel, 1979 3. Joe Gatel, 2010 4. Carmelo Rios, 1983 5. Chris Frias, 2014 6. Swarnjit Boyal, 2017 7. Phillip Reid, 2007 8. Ryan Moorcroft, 2004 9. Garrett Migliozzi, 2017 10. Mike Livingston, 1988

20.61 20.69 20.65 20.74 20.80 21.04 21.04 21.10 21.18 21.21

1. Chris Frias, 2014 2. Carmelo Rios, 1983 3. Jim Schankel, 1979 4. Daniel Gonia, 2009 5. Sean Davidson, 2014 6. Manny Bautista, 1981 7. Avery Blackwell, 2001 8. Mario Macias, 2004 9. Swarnjit Boyal, 2017 10. Terry Gibson, 1981

46.03 46.2 46.34 46.34 46.57 46.59 46.84 46.94 47.16 47.26

1. Joe Siai Siai, 1978 2. David Williams, 2014 3. Dave Johnson, 1987 4. Jerry Edwards, 1992 5. Ben Hartinger, 2017 6. Adam Sprein, 2004 7. Bobby Salimi, 2001 8. Jamaal Mutrie, 1998 9. Eric Surprenant, 2012 10. Brad Underwood, 1984

1:47.44 1:48.43 1:49.14 1:49.24 1:49.77 1:49.79 1:50.34 1:50.65 1:50.70 1:50.77

1. Bart Williams, 1978 2. Dave Johnson, 1986 3. Doug Lalicker, 1983 4. Mike Bartlett, 1977 5. Mike King, 1988 6. Eric Surprenant, 2012 7. David Namnath, 2013 8. Chris Frazeur, 2008 9. Brad Underwood, 1982 10. Gordon Reed, 1983

200 METERS 1. Clancy Edwards, 1974 2. Kaaron Conwright, 1999 3. Joe Siai Siai, 1978 4. Bart Williams, 1978 5. Mark Kent, 1981 6T. Cecil Turner, 1968 6T. Pat Croft, 1981 8. Taylor Herrera, 2010 9. Erik Josephson, 1987 10. Jamison Jordan, 2011

1. Mohinder Gill, 1971 2. Andrew Badger, 2002 3. Ed Tate, 1978 4. Terry Armitage, 1983 5. Victor Torres, 1984 6. Ben Holback, 1990 7. Andrew Hill, 1996 8. Ron Waynes, 1981 9. Rich Quigley, 1980 10. Anthony Frazier, 1979

13.91 14.17 14.23 14.38 14.39 14.41 14.47 14.48 14.53 14.54

1. Andy Sverchek, 1999 2. Brian Faul, 1981 3. Jon Mayhew, 2000 4. Jim Halter, 1986 5. Arnie Sambel, 2017 6. Chris White, 2004 7. Selmer Olson, 1970 8. Daniel Erdman, 2012 9. Paul Toma, 1979 10. Tom Pagani, 1961

49.32 50.99 51.33 51.44 51.55 51.62 51.65 51.68 51.74 52.23

1. Jon Mayhew, 1999 2. Andy Sverchek, 1999 3. Arnie Sambel, 2017 4. Bill Patterson, 1966 5. Korben Boaz, 2011 6. Lloyd Petroelje, 1964 7. Chris Sorenson, 1981 8. Gil Rocha, 2003 9. Jesse McDonald, 1999 10. Dave Albritton, 1979

8:28.89 8:33.70 8:40.88 8:43.84 8:46.24 8:48.03 8:48.53 8:48.71 8:49.29 8:51.44

1. Reynaldo Brown, 1973 2. Mitch Naber, 1998 3. Mark Langan, 1986 4. Anthony Mudy, 1986 5. Nick Carter, 2001 6. Erik Johannessen, 1981 7T. Matt Hurd, 2000 7T. Aaron Maddiex, 1993 9. Bob Gordon, 1975 10. Two tied

3/4 1/2

55-1 53-1 52-3 51-8 51-4 51-1 50-7 50-5 50-5 50-4

1/4 3/4 1/4 1/4

1/4 1/4 3/4

3/4

1/4

SHOT PUT 61-5 1/2 60-3 3/4 60-2 58-6 3/4 57-10 1/4 57-2 57-1 57 1/4 56-11 56-6 1/2

DISCUS 184-2 184-1 177-3 175-5 175-0 174-1 173-10 172-7 171-0 170-0

JAVELIN (1986-PRESENT) 7-4 7-1 3/4 7-1 7-1 7-0 1/4 7-0 6-11 1/2 6-11 1/2 6-11 6-10 3/4

1. Ryan James, 2000 2. Aris Borjas, 2007 3. Chip Lilenthal, 1998 4. Brant Warran, 1989 5. Ian Rice, 2011 6. Ryan Kugel, 2002 7. Nick Ahrold, 2013 8. Devin Bennett, 2016 9. Alex Ziebart, 2016 10. Ted Scranton, 2017

18-7 18-6 18-0 18-0 17-9 17-9 17-9 17-8 17-8 17-8

1. Ben Laville, 1965 2. Bob Riley, 1981 3. Tom Silva, 1981 4. Mark Feaster, 1980 5. Jim Oliver, 1974 6. Halil Zariman, 1954 7. Greg Rawker, 1977 8. Matt Vukicevich, 1980 9. Doug Hart, 1979 10. Bob Elliot, 1981

POLE VAULT 1. John Prader, 2013 2. Sean Brown, 1997 3. Brad Pickett, 1998 & 1999 4. Steve Horvath, 1989 5. Logan Nichols, 1998 6. Tony Castiglioni, 1991 7. Brian Adamick, 1993 8T. Kevin Rankin, 1990 8T. Jon Takahashi, 2003 8T. Kyle Inks, 2012

HAMMER 26-7 26-4 25-8 25-1 24-9 24-6 24-6 24-5 24-4 24-4

TRIPLE JUMP

HIGH JUMP 3:40.67 3:41.64 3:42.54 3:43.44 3:43.92 3:44.43 3:44.63 3:45.00 3:45.32

3,000 STEEPLECHASE 1. Carmelo Rios, 1983 2. Ben Bruce, 2005 3. Luke Llamas, 2006 4. Ivan Huff, 1981 5. Steve Neubaum, 1990 6. Nick Woolf, 2016 7. Blake Ahrold, 2013 8. David Beals, 2000 9. Carl Dargitz, 2010 10. Jim Schankel, 1980

28:45.60 28:52.04 28:55.74 28:57.28 29:08.24 29:18.34 29:22.64 29:22.76 29:25.07 29:27.74

400 HURDLES

1,500 METERS 1. Dan Aldridge, 1978 2. Jim Schankel, 1979 3. Phillip Reid, 2007 4. Derek Thomas, 2012 5. Hector Perez, 1984 6. Matt Johnsrud, 2004 7. Evan Anderson, 2007 8. Vernon Sallaz, 1982 9. Ryan Moorcroft, 2004

1. Tyrone Ward, 2002 2. Ron Waynes, 1983 3. Andrew Badger, 2002 4. Cecil Turner, 1968 5. Terry Armitage, 1982 6. David Tucker, 1981 7. Steve Amundson, 1994 8. Art Wilson, 1960 9. Scott Heymann, 1969 10. Mohinder Gill, 1970

110 HURDLES

800 METERS 1. Mathyas Michael, 1970 2. Vernon Sallaz, 1981 3. Luis Rodriguez, 1960 4. Dan Aldridge, 1979 5. Brian Strieff, 1991 6. John Guerrero, 2013 7. Dave Marlow, 1978 8. Derek Thomas, 2011 9. Mike Perez, 2007 10. David Ulibarri, 2000

LONG JUMP 13:40.90 13:48.34 13.57.14 13:57.64 13:59.80 14:01.48 14:01.58 14:01.88 14:01.99 14:03.61

10,000 METERS

400 METERS 1. Pat Croft, 1981 2. Curtis Byrd, 1974 3T. Bart Williams, 1978 3T. Vic Hall, 1960 5. Tyrone Ward, 2003 6. Reggie Johnson, 1988 7. Xonie Lloyd, 1977 8. Fred Harvey, 1978 9. Chris Frazeur, 2007 10. Dave Johnson, 1986

5,000 METERS

10.07 10.24 10.28 10.32 10.34 10.34 10.41 10.44 10.48 10.49

240-7 236-5 223-1 218-1 211-8 207-6 206-7 3/4 206-3 204-9 201-8

JAVELIN (1985 AND EARLIER) 1/4 3/4 1/2 1/2 3/4

1/2 1/2 1/2

AS OF 5/14/17

243-6 241-6 221-6 214-9 212-10 210-10 208-9 205-0 198-11 198-10

1. Tom Pagani, 1961 2. Jim Halter, 1985 3. Nick Bultman, 2016 4. Jon Mayhew, 1999 5. Eric Halterman, 1993 6. Rick Bruner, 1979 7. James Deckert, 2000 8. Evan Roze, 2002 9T. Collin Casler, 1999 9T. Dana Fahey, 1985

200-5 195-11 189-9 187-0 186-4 183-9 181-11 178-11 1/2 169-8 169-8

DECATHLON (1985 TABLES) 1. Corbin Duer, 2011 2. Jon Takahashi, 2003 3. James Nunno, 2009 4. Dominic Byrne, 2011 5. Devin Bennett, 2016 6. Ted Scranton, 2017 7. Jerry Edwards, 1993 8. Ivy Adair, 2016 9. Jacob Rickman, 2017 10. Jordan Goffena, 2010

7,350 7,307 7,208 7,182 7,153 7,143 7,005 6,882 6,655 6,551

DECATHLON (1962 TABLES) 1. Pete Godinez, 1981 2. Loren Diaz, 1984 3. Jerry Hougen, 1975 4. Brian Sanders , 1978 5. Mark Kibort, 1982 6. Matt Vukicevich, 1980 7. Dave Hamer, 1973 8. Warren Wike, 1970 9. Don Aguiar, 1983 10. Gary Stathas, 1980

7,066 6,946 6,909 6,895 6,621 6,568 6,510 6,343 6,284 5,780

4x100m RELAY 1979 / 1981 (tied)

39.97 1979 Fred Harvey, Mark Kent, Bart Williams, Mike Bush 1981 Kevin Bush, Joe Siai Siai Pat Croft, Mark Kent

4x400m RELAY 1979 3:07.10 Mark Kent, Mike Bush Fred Harvey, Bart Williams


Cal Poly Women’s Track & Field School Records 100-METER DASH 1. Tamatha Jackson, 1999 2. Patrice Carpenter, 1985 3. Tamela Holland, 1982 4. Daijah Joe-Smith, 2015 5. Felicia Saville, 1985 6. Ajah Love, 2015 7. Janet Yarbrough, 1998 8. Cha’ron Stewart, 1998 9T. Kim Shepard, 1993 9T. Marie Nickson, 1976

1. Diana George, 2014 2. Leanne Fogg, 2011 3. Katie Murphy, 2004 4. Mary Hillis, 2014 5. Brienna Morris, 2009 6. Noelle Garcia, 2011 7. Erika Schaeffer, 2012 8. Ashley Dere, 2003 9. Mary Jo Wright, 2013 10. Annie Whitford, 2014

23.30 23.31 23.84 24.03 24.19 24.22 24.22 24.23 24.25 24.26

1. Amy Harper, 1983 2. Peyton Bilo, 2017 3. Laura Hollander, 2013 4. Teena Colebrook, 1990 5. Robyn Root, 1985 6. Leslie White, 1987 7. Carol Gleason, 1984 8. Jamie Park, 1990 9. Gladees Prieur, 1985 10. Pauline Stehly, 1987

52.96 53.66 53.86 54.27 54.51 55.16 55.53 55.54 55.59 55.68

1. Robyn Root, 1985 2. Jamie Park, 1990 3. Pauline Stehly, 1987 4. Carol Gleason, 1984 5. Patty Almendariz, 1989 6. Marilyn Nichols, 1983 7. Lesley White, 1988 8. Amanda Marks, 1989 9. Irene Crowley, 1982 10. Jen DeRego, 2001

2:02.48 2:03.10 2:06.91 2:07.03 2:07.26 2:07.34 2:07.41 2:07.44 2:07.44 2:08.81

1. Willimena Cisco, 2006 2. CeCe Chandler, 1985 3. Janet Yarbrough, 1982 4. Sharon Hanson, 1987 5T. Janet Bedford, 1976 5T. LeBren Martin, 2004 7. Tenise Brewer, 2009 8T. Turquoise Williams, 2011 8T. Sharon Polley, 1990 10. Ciara Levy, 2017

4:09.69 4:13.4i 4:15.90 4:16.49 4:17.74 4:18.38 4:18.73 4:19.85 4:19.96 4:21.00

1. LeBren Martin, 2003 2. Sharon Hanson, 1987 3. Gina Albanese, 1991 4. Cha’ron Stewart, 1997 5. Laurie Hagan, 1987 6. Sara Bonilla, 2000 7. Jhana Samuels, 2009 8. Shanin Stevens, 1990 9. Kristin Hall, 2002 10. Mallory Patino, 2017

9:05.80 9:15.24i 9:16.34i 9:18.64 9:18.94 9:19.56 9:20.46i 9:23.00 9:31.22 9:32.34

1. Janet Yarbrough, 1983 2. Angela Lee, 1988 3. Cortney Stafford, 2004 4. CeCe Chandler, 1985 5. Sharon Day, 2008 6. Jasmine Pickett, 2008 7. Whitney Sisler, 2012 8. Sparkle Anderson, 2005 9. Jessica Eggleston, 2007 10. Vicky Allegri, 1990

200 METERS 1. Patrice Carpenter, 1986 2. Tamatha Jackson, 1999 3. Arleen Van Warmerdam, 1983 4. Ajah Love, 2014 5. Veronica Storvick, 1985 6T. Eloise Mallory, 1981 6T. Ogonna Agu, 2009 8. LeBren Martin, 2003 9. Tamela Holland, 1983 10. Cha’ron Stewart, 2000

1. Cortney Stafford, 2005 2. Jasmine Pickett, 2011 3. Kendal Nielsen, 2016 4. Jessica Eggleston, 2008 5. Caitlin Schields, 2009 6. Kalesi Budei, 2017 7. Cindy Pettibon, 1997 8. CeCe Chandler, 1984 9. Abi Iriafen, 2017 10. Sparkle Anderson, 2005

33:12.86 33:31.80 34:05.74 34:20.47 34.28.94 34:31.54 34:43.34 34:49.64 34:49.84 34:52.34

1. Stephanie Brown, 2003 2. Erica Ahmann, 1995 3. Jennifer Peters, 1994 4. Amanda Garcia, 2004 5. Soozie Shanley, 1999 6. Allison Scranton, 2017 7. Celeste Paquette, 1987 8. Carrie Axton, 1999 9. Kristin Bryden, 2000 10. Julie Dufresne, 2008

13.39 13.47 13.57 13.75 13.89 13.89 13.95 14.05 14.05w 14.10

1. Stephanie Brown, 2003 2. Julie Dufresne, 2009 3. Kristin Bryden, 2002 4. Amanda Garcia, 2002 5. Kiely Osby, 2015 6. Soozie Shanley, 1998 7. Whitney DeWeese, 2008 8. Rica Brown, 1990 9. Dana Henderson, 1983 10. Celeste Paquette, 1987

57.69 58.27 58.85 59.29 59.66 59.89 1:00.18 1:00.56 1:00.67 1:01.22

1. Karin Smith, 1982 2. Danella Barnes, 1982 3. Deena Bernstein, 1985 4. Melissa White, 1990 5. Jennie Warfield, 1999 6. Megan Mooney, 2016 7. Liz Carroll, 1982 8. Denise Woodward, 1986 9. Colleen Kevany, 1986 10. Tricia Lundberg, 1987

20-7 1/4 20-2 1/2 19-10 3/4 19-10 1/2 19-9 19-8 3/4 19-6 3/4 19-6 1/4 19-5 1/4 19-4 3/4

1. Kristin Bryden, 2002 2. Soozie Shanley, 1999 3. Amanda Garcia, 2004 4 Vosa Hingano, 2013 5. Amy Fullmer, 2010 6. Michelle Daggs, 2001 7. Amanda Andrews, 2003 8. Carrie Axton, 1999 9. Brooklyn Icalia, 2001 10. Coryne McKenney, 2015

POLE VAULT 6-4 3/4 6-3 1/2 6-2 6-0 5-10 3/4 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-9 1/4 5-9 1/4

1. Paula Serrano, 2000 2. Jenna Homes, 2009 3. Kelly Dahl, 2005 4. Shannon Pierson, 1999 5. Shannon Flett, 2000 6. Christine Silva, 2008 7. Natalie Dennison, 2001 8T. Amy Loschiavo, 2013 8T. Siera Hearne, 2012 8T. Bianca Maran, 1998

44-1 43-6 42-6 41-6 40-9 40-9 40-5 40-4 40-4 40-3

1. Sharon Day, 2008 2. Sharon Hanson, 1987 3. Denise Woodward, 1986 4. Julie Tingle, 1993 5. Liz Carroll, 1992 6. Chris Dubois, 1983 7. CeCe Chandler, 1984 8. Karen Kraemer, 1984 9. Whitney Sisler, 2012 10. Sara Kline, 2009

1/4 3/4 1/4 3/4 1/2 3/4 1/2

189-7 189-0 168-11 168-6 168-0 167-6 166-4 162-4 162-3 162-2 1/2

SHOT PUT 57-0 52-8 50-6 49-8 47-8 47-7 46-4 46-3 46-2 46-1

3/4 1/2 1/2 1/4 1/4 1/2 1/4 1/2

JAVELIN 211-5 174-7 171-6 159-4 153-6 153-2 152-10 152-5 151-7 151-0

HAMMER

AS OF 6/3/17

5,642 5,412 5,194 5,150 4,988 4,963 4,959 4,901 4,839 4,801

4x100m RELAY

DISCUS

LONG JUMP

13-8 13-5 1/4 13-2 1/4 12-11 1/2 12-10 12-9 1/2 12-7 3/4 12-7 1/2 12-7 1/2 12-7 1/2

HEPTATHLON

TRIPLE JUMP

400 HURDLES

3,000 METERS 1. Teena Colebrook, 1990 2. Amy Harper, 1983 3. Gladees Prieur, 1985 4. Kristina Hand, 1992 5. Maggie Keyes, 1980 6. Lesley White, 1987 7. Peyton Bilo, 2017 8. Lori Lopez, 1985 9. Vickie Bray, 1984 10. Eileen Kraemer, 1982

15:50.64 15:52.01 15:53.73 15:59.72 16:04.74 16:14.37 16:14.87 16:19.02 16:30.34 16:35.44

100 HURDLES

1,500 METERS 1. Teena Colebrook, 1989 2. Maggie Keyes, 1980 3. Ashley Windsor, 2015 4. Gladees Prieur, 1986 5. Deirdre Byrne, 2006 6. Amy Harper, 1983 7. Peyton Bilo, 2017 8. Eileen Kraemer, 1982 9. Noreen Searls, 1989 10. Kristina Hand, 1992

1. Sharon Day, 2008 2. Kaylene Wagner, 2004 3. Sue McNeal, 1982 4. Whitney Sisler, 2011 5. Julie Weigmann, 1987 6T. Esther Scherzinger, 1982 6T. Hana Novak, 1987 6T. Danielle Bryan, 2015 9T. Karen Kraemer, 1984 9T. Danielle Taylor, 2016

10,000 METERS

800 METERS 1. Teena Colebrook, 1990 2. Maggie Vessey, 2005 3. Stephanie Chavez, 1990 4. Melissa Flynn, 2000 5. Jill Ellingson, 1984 6. Esther Scherzinger, 1982 7. Hanna Edwards, 2015 8T. Maggie Keyes, 1980 8T. Gladees Prieur, 1986 10. Allie Sulaitis, 2017

HIGH JUMP

10:15.93 10:17.24 10:43.76 10:47.65 10:54.23 10:57.08 10:57.55 11:00.04 11:00.28 11:02.75

5,000 METERS

400 METERS 1. Patrice Carpenter, 1986 2. Veronica Storvick, 1985 3. Maggie Vessey, 2001 4. Arleen Van Warmerdam, 1983 5. LeBren Martin, 2003 6. Eloise Mallory, 1982 7. Emily Kressin, 2011 8. Cha’ron Stewart, 2000 9. Felicia Saville, 1986 10. Liz Douglas, 1982

3,000 STEEPLECHASE

11.36 11.58 11.63 11.72 11.74 11.85 11.86 11.88 11.94 11.94

183-9 1/2 176-4 166-1 157-4 151.8 144-7 3/4 141-11 138-0 137-9 137-8

1982 45.14 Tamela Holland, Eloise Mallory, Janet Yarbrough, Arlene Van Warmerdam

4x400m RELAY 1985 3:36.37 Felicia Saville, Patrice Carpenter, Loretta Jordan, Veronica Storvick


Reynaldo Brown Mexico City, 1968

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A History of Mustangs in the Olympics


Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics rown 1968 During a run of winning three consecutive state high jump championships at Compton High School, Reynaldo Brown competed as a 17-year-old at the 1968 Olympics. He cleared 7 feet and a quarter-inch in Mexico City, finishing just two spots back of earning a bronze medal. Renowned as one of the last world-class high jumpers to use the straddle technique rather than the Fosbury Flop (as Dick Fosbury won the gold in 1968), Brown won a pair of national titles for Cal Poly at the Division I level, in 1971 and 1973. His height of 7’ 4” on the second occasion — which culminated a senior season in which he earned top honors at 15 meets — broke the NCAA record at the time, ranked No. 2 in the world that year (behind only Dwight Stones), and still stands as the Mustangs’ program record. By the close of his collegiate career, whether via indoor or outdoor competition, Brown had set or tied 27 records in various contexts. The 1971 all-sports CCAA Male Athlete of the Year also played basketball at Cal Poly. Brown overcame cancer, and cardiac and kidney failure later in life to still clear 5’ 6” in 2009.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics athyas ichael 1968

Mathyas Michael (then Matias Habtemichael) represented Ethiopia in two events at the 1968 Olympics as a 17-year-old, taking third place in his first-round heat for the 800 meters (with a time of 1:49.6) and sixth in the 1,500m prelims (at 3:53.2). He held the Ethiopian 800m record from 1968 through 1972. As a Mustang freshman, he won the 880-yard 1969 national title with a time of 1:49.6, before repeating as a sophomore, at 1:49.9. He won conference championships in the event both seasons, as well as back-toback mile crowns at 4:11.6 and 4:13.3. In the fall of 1969, he also led the Mustangs to the program’s first-ever cross country conference championship, with a team score of 20 points in Pomona, as he won the individual title with an 8k performance of 25:11.9. Michael finished fifth at the 1970 Division I NCAA Championships for the 880y, with a school-record time of 1:47.9 — converted to 1:47.3 for meters (at right).

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics ill 1972 Gill’s career-best mark of 55 feet, 1.25 inches at the West Coast Relays in Fresno in 1971 ranked as the second-longest triple jump ever recorded on American soil at the time (and was just a half-inch back of the U.S. record). A year later at the Munich Games (shown at left), he represented his native India in both the triple and long jump. Gill had previously won a gold medal at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok, as well as a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh the same year. Below, Gill poses for a photo on campus with coach Steve Simmons, who would also later be inducted into the Cal Poly Hall of Fame. Gill won back-to-back NCAA outdoor championships for the Mustangs in 1970 and 1971, at 51’ 9.25” and 54’ 8.5”.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics onnelly 1976 As a Cal Poly freshman in May 1973, Patrice Donnelly advanced to the AIAW National Championships for the 100-meter hurdles. She became the first Mustang woman in any sport to earn All-America honors, taking second place in 14.3 seconds at Cal State East Bay in Hayward. Donnelly later went on to qualify for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, where she finished fifth in her first-round heat with a time of 13.71 seconds — just one-hundredth back of advancing to the semifinals. Her lifetime-best performance, 13.52, came earlier that spring. After coming to San Luis Obispo as a member of the U.S.’ 1971 Pan American team, Donnelly also competed for the Mustangs’ 440 and 880-yard relay squads in her season at Cal Poly.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics 1976

arin mith 1980 1984 1988 Karin Smith’s javelin throw of 206 feet, 9 inches on June 4, 1982 in Provo, Utah not only won the national title at the Division I level for Cal Poly; it still stands as the all-time NCAA Championships record. Her all-time best, 212’ 6”, came on Aug. 10, 1980 in Cologne, West Germany. Consistently ranked among the top five in the world throughout the 1980s, the UCLA transfer from La Jolla also won the Olympic Trials in 1980, but the U.S. boycotted the Moscow Games during the Cold War era. A seven-time USATF champion, Smith finished eighth at the Montreal Games in 1976 and again in Los Angeles in 1984 after finishing her collegiate career as a Mustang.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics illiams 1980 Williams won the national title in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles as a Cal Poly senior in 1979, at 49.82 seconds, on his way to also being honored with a California State Assembly Resolution Outstanding Athlete Award. The next year, he earned a spot on the Olympic team in the event (depicted below with President Carter, becoming the first athlete from Vallejo to ever belong to an Olympic roster), but the U.S. boycotted the Moscow Games during the Cold War. Williams’ top world ranking came in 1981, at No. 6. In addition to his school-record 49.32 in his premier race, he also owns a part of both program relay records. An eight-time conference champion for the Mustangs, he also competed at the Pan-Am Games in Puerto Rico and the World University Games in Mexico in 1979.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics ios 1984 Carmelo Ríos still owns the all-time Cal Poly steeplechase record, 8:28.89, set in 1983. Also that year, he qualified for the inaugural IAAF World Championships in Helsinki and won a silver medal at the Pan-Am Games in Venezuela. He went on to represent his native Puerto Rico at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, where he opened with a sixth-ranked first-round time of 8:31.88 before coming in 12th in the semifinals. In addition to winning the 1981 national championship in the steeplechase while a Mustang, Ríos also claimed the 5,000-meter title in 1983 after running a collegiatebest 13:57.64. He finished his pro career running for the Asics Aggies Club from 1985-93.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics ue

embao 1992

As a sophomore for Cal Poly in 1982, Sue McNeal set the school record for the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches. It was a pinnacle that stood for more than two decades and ranked sixth in the nation for that entire season, whether among collegians or professionals, while garnering Division I AllAmerican status. In the first season the NCAA sponsored women’s sports, McNeal helped Cal Poly earn a No. 7 dual-meet team ranking from Track & Field News. She won a national title in 1983 for the Mustangs, and her clearance of 6 feet the following year remains an all-time record for the CCAA finals. The Carlsbad native’s all-time best came in 1991, at 6’ 5”, rising to a U.S. ranking of No. 2. The next year at the Barcelona Games, she finished 19th, with a height of 6’ 2.75”.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics haron

owery 1996 Sharon Hanson-Lowery finished ninth in the heptathlon in 1996 at the Atlanta Games (shown at lower-left), compiling a score of 6,292. Her trials performance of 6,352 that year was a career high, just 51 back of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Hanson was also the second-place finisher at the 1991 Pan-Am Games in Havana (totaling 5,770 points). As a Mustang senior in 1987, Hanson set the school record in the 400 hurdles, at 58.27 seconds (one that would stand until 2003), before shifting her pro career to the multi-event focus years later.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics tephanie rown rafton 2004 2008 2012 One of the more recent icons to come out of the Cal Poly track and field program is Stephanie Brown Trafton, who earned a combined seven All-America certificates during her Mustang career. She still owns two school records — 189 feet, 7 inches in the discus, and 57 feet in the shot put — and graduated as a seven-time Big West Conference champion. As a senior in the 2003 outdoor season — a year before competing at her first Olympics in Athens — she took second place in the discus at the NCAA Championships. Brown Trafton is most famous for her first-place discus performance at the Beijing Games in 2008 (shown above and below), when she had a mark of 212’ 5” to become the first American woman to win the gold medal in the event since 1932. Afterward that season, she was honored with the Jesse Owens Award as USATF’s female track and field athlete of the year. In 2012, she rewrote the American record to 222’ 3” at the Altius TC Throwdown in Maui.

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Cal Poly Mustangs in the Olympics haron onroe 2008 2012 Sharon Day won the 2005 NCAA outdoor high jump national title as a Mustang sophomore, clearing 6 feet, 4 inches in Sacramento. In all between the indoor and outdoor seasons, she was a seventime All-American. Culminating her last spring at Cal Poly in 2008, she won her fourth straight Big West Conference title at 6’ 4.75”, meeting the Olympic qualifying standard while ranking No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 19 worldwide at the time. Indeed that summer after graduating, she went on to qualify for the Beijing Games, where she placed 12th. Day-Monroe also set the school record in the heptathlon (with 5,642 points), for which she returned to the Olympics in 2012 (shown below), placing as the U.S.’ highest finisher in London (16th overall, at 6,232). Now competing for ASICS as the country’s winningest multi-event woman ever, she set the American indoor pentathlon record in 2014 at 4,805. In 2015, Day-Monroe became the first woman in USATF history to win four consecutive national indoor pentathlon titles (adding to her trio of outdoor crowns).

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Mustang Head Coaches Ed Jorgensen 1947-48

Jim Jensen 1948-49 — ’58-59 • Track & Field 1959-60 • Cross Country

Walt Williamson 1959-60 — ’65-66 • Track & Field 1962-63 — ’63-64 • Cross Country

Dick McElveny 1964-65 • Cross Country

Dick Purcell 1965-66 — ’69-70 • Cross Country 1966-67 — ’69-70 • Track & Field Steve Simmons 1970-71 — ’75-76 • Men

Evelyn Pellaton 1973-74 — ’78-79 • Women Steve Miller 1976-77 — ’80-81 • Men

Lance Harter 1979-80 — ’89-90 • Women Tom Henderson 1981-82 — ’91-92 • Men

Deanne Johnson 1990-91 — ’91-92 • Women Brooks Johnson 1992-93 — ’95-96 • Track & Field

Terry Crawford 1992-93 — ’95-96 • Cross Country 1996-97 — 2008-09 • Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mark Conover 2009-10 — Present • Director of Track & Field and Cross Country

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Prior to becoming a four-year university in 1940, Cal Poly competed as a two-year college, winning California Central Coast Conference championships in 1933 and 1935 under Al Agosti and J.C. Deuel. After World War II, the Mustangs fully returned in the 1947-48 year, the program’s first in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Cal Poly’s first complete season for women’s track & field came in 1973-74 as a charter member of the Southern California Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The SCWIAC became the Southern California Athletic Association two years later, before the Mustang women’s squads aligned with the men’s teams’ conference affiliations in 1981-82 — also the first year the NCAA sponsored women’s national championship meets, following the previous decade in the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women). The Mustangs competed in the CCAA through 1993-94, before fully moving to Division I and the American West Conference in 1994-95, and then the Big West Conference in 1996-97. (Through the spring of 1982, the NCAA also allowed student-athletes from all divisions to qualify for Division I championships.)


Mustang Head Coaches

Top left: Dick Purcell led the Mustangs to three straight national championships from 1968 to 1970. Top right: Steve Simmons coached 45 All-Americans and 16 school recordbreakers from 1971 through 1976. He was inducted into the Cal Poly Hall of Fame in 2003. Left: From 1976 to 1981, Steve Miller guided the Mustangs to a combined five national titles. He was inducted into the Cal Poly Hall of Fame in 1998. GoPoly.com • 21


Mustang Head Coaches

Top left: Lance Harter, who coached Cal Poly’s women’s teams from 1979 to 1990 before being hired at Arkansas, was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014. Top right: Terry Crawford, who coached the Mustangs from 1992 to 2009, is now the director of coaching for USATF. With the Mustangs, she coached 28 Division I All-Americans. Right: Mark Conover, a 1988 Olympian, was named Cal Poly’s director of track & field and cross country in December 2009 after serving as an assistant coach the previous 13 years. A 16-time Big West Coach of the Year award winner and three-time USTFCCCA West Region Coach of the Year recipient, he has coached the Mustangs to a combined 14 All-American honors at the highest level since 2003, in addition to 60 Big West Conference champions. 22 • GoPoly.com


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

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As a Cal Poly senior in 1971, Mohinder Gill ranked No. 6 in the world for the triple jump, with a school-record mark of 55 feet, 1.25 inches at the West Coast Relays in Fresno. A month-and-a-half later, Gill finished his college career by defending his 1970 NCAA Division I outdoor national title, going back-to-back at 54’ 8.5” in Seattle. At right, Gill is pictured with his Mustang head coach, Steve Simmons. Gill also won the 1971 NCAA indoor triple jump crown in Detroit, at 52’ 9.75”, giving him three of Cal Poly’s 11 Division I national championships.

University Archives, Cal Poly


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Cross Country

Jim Schankel

Phillip Reid

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 1978 (at Wisconsin) Jim Schankel, Jr. (8th: 29:48.0) 1979 (at Lehigh) Jim Schankel, Sr. (15th: 29:34.2)

MEN

2006 (at Indiana State) Phillip Reid, Jr. (21st: 31:24.2) 2007 (at Indiana State) Phillip Reid, Sr. (33rd: 30:31.2) GoPoly.com • 25


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

WOMEN 1978† (at Colorado) Maggie Keyes, So. (12th: 17:43.3) 1979† (at Florida State) Maggie Keyes, Jr. (6th: 16:56.5) 1980† (at Washington) Maggie Keyes, Sr. (12th: 17:27.8) University Archives, Cal Poly

† AIAW

Maggie Keyes 26 • GoPoly.com


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Peyton Bilo 2012 (at Louisville) Laura Hollander, Fr. (9th: 19:45.2) 2016 (at Indiana State) Peyton Bilo, So. (23rd: 20:14.4)

Laura Hollander GoPoly.com • 27


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Outdoor Track & Field

Tom Pagani NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

MEN 1960 (at Cal) Vic Hall, Jr. - 440y (2nd: 46.1)

Vic Hall 28 • GoPoly.com

1961 (at Penn) Tom Pagani, Sr. - hammer (National Champion: 194’ 10”)


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Reynaldo Brown

1970 (at Drake) Mohinder Gill, Jr. - triple jump (National Champion: 51’ 9.25”)

Mohinder Gill

1971 (at Washington) Reynaldo Brown, So. - high jump (National Champion: 7’ 3”) Mohinder Gill, Sr. - triple jump (National Champion: 54’ 8.5”) GoPoly.com • 29


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Clancy Edwards (Above)

After his freshman season of 1974 at Cal Poly, Clancy Edwards was ranked No. 9 in the world and No. 3 in the U.S. for the 200 meters, with a 220-yard time of 20.4 converting to 20.28. In the summer before his sophomore year of 1975, he won both the 100 and 200 meter championships for the Team USA Juniors vs. Russia at the World Amateur Games. 1972 (at Oregon) Dave Hamer, So. - pole vault (4th: 16’ 9”) 1973 (at LSU) Reynaldo Brown, Sr. - high jump (National Champion: 7’ 4”) 1975 (at BYU) Clancy Edwards, So. - 220y (3rd: 20.61) 1978 (at Oregon) Danny Aldridge, Jr. - 1,500m (7th: 3:40.67)

Dave Hamer (Left) 30 • GoPoly.com

1979 (at Illinois) Bart Williams, Sr. - 400m hurdles (3rd: 49.78) Danny Aldridge, Sr. - 1,500m (5th: 3:40.72) Tim McDonald, Jr. - pole vault (6th: 16’ 6”)


1998 (at Buffalo) Kaaron Conwright, So. 100m (5th: 10.40) Kaaron Conwright, So. 200m (5th: 20.91) 1999 (at Boise State) Kaaron Conwright, Jr. 100m (7th: 10.25) Kaaron Conwright, Jr. 200m (7th: 20.82) Andy Sverchek, Sr. shot put (9th: 61’ 5”) 2000 (at Duke) Kaaron Conwright, Sr. 100m (3rd: 10.19)

Kaaron Conwright


Division I National Champions & All-Americans Andrew Badger (Right) 2001 (at Oregon) Andrew Badger, Jr. triple jump (7th: 51’ 9.75”) 2002 (at LSU) Andrew Badger, Sr. long jump (8th: 25’ 3.5”)

Kaaron Conwright

Andy Sverchek


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Ben Bruce

2003 (at Sacramento State) Ben Bruce, Jr. - steeplechase (9th: 8:39.28) 2004 (at Texas) Jon Takahashi, Sr. - pole vault (7th: 17’ 8.5”)

Jon Takahashi

2005 (at Sacramento State) Ben Bruce, Sr. - steeplechase (6th: 8:33.81) GoPoly.com • 33


Division I National Champions & All-Americans 2007 (at Sacramento State) Aris Borjas, Sr. - javelin (3rd: 234’ 4”) 2012 (at Drake) Second Team: John Prader, Jr. pole vault (14th: 17’ 4.5”)

Aris Borjas

John Prader 34 • GoPoly.com

John Prader celebrates breaking the school pole vault record at the Blue-Green Rivalry dual meet vs. UC Santa Barbara at home on April 27, 2013. Prader’s clearance of 18 feet, 7.25 inches broke a mark that had stood for 16 seasons while ranking No. 3 in the nation. He went on to take 16th place at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Janet Benford University Archives, Cal Poly

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

woMEN 1973† (at Cal State East Bay) Patrice Donnelly, Fr. - 100m hurdles (2nd: 14.3) 1974† (at North Texas) Janet Benford, So. - 100m hurdles (3rd: 14.7) 1976† (at Kansas State) Janet Benford, Sr. - 100m hurdles (2nd: 14.0) 1980† (at Oregon) Maggie Keyes, Jr. - 1,500m (National Champion: 4:18.8)

Maggie Keyes

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1982 (at BYU) Karin Smith, Sr. - javelin (National Champion: 206’ 9”) Janet Yarbrough, Jr. - 100m hurdles (6th: 13.95) Sue McNeal, So. - high jump (7th: 6’ 0”) Eileen Kraemer, Sr. - 1,500m (8th: 4:23.59)

Karin Smith

Eileen Kraemer University Archives, Cal Poly


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Bianca Maran

1995 (at Tennessee) Erica Ahmann, Jr. discus (3rd: 182’ 5”) 1996 (at Oregon) Erica Ahmann, Sr. discus (4th: 186’ 6”) 1998 (at Buffalo) Bianca Maran, Fr. pole vault (National Champion: 12’ 5.5”) Paula Serrano, Jr. pole vault (6th: 12’ 1.5”)

Stephanie Brown

Erica Ahmann GoPoly.com • 37


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

1999 (at Boise State) Paula Serrano, Sr. - pole vault (National Champion: 13’ 5.25”) 2001 (at Oregon) Stephanie Brown, So. - shot put (7th: 53’ 6.25”) 2002 (at LSU) Stephanie Brown, Jr. - discus (4th: 177’ 6”)

Paula Serrano 38 • GoPoly.com


Maggie Vessey (Right) 2003 (at Sacramento State) Stephanie Brown, Sr. discus (2nd: 181’ 5”) Stephanie Brown, Sr. shot put (4th: 57’ 0”) Kaylene Wagner, Fr. high jump (5th: 5’ 10.5”) 2004 (at Texas) Sharon Day, Fr. high jump (2nd: 6’ 2.75”) Kaylene Wagner, So. high jump (3rd: 6’ 2.75”) 2005 (at Sacramento State) Sharon Day, So. high jump (National Champion: 6’ 4”) Maggie Vessey, Sr. 800m (2nd: 2:03.10)

Kaylene Wagner (Below)


Division I National Champions & All-Americans 2007 (at Sacramento State) Sharon Day, Jr. - high jump (4th: 6’ 0”) 2008 (at Drake) Sharon Day, Sr. - high jump (2nd: 6’ 1.25”) 2009 (at Arkansas) Julie Dufresne, Sr. - shot put (6th: 53’ 5”) Jasmine Pickett, So. - triple jump (9th: 42’ 9.75”)

Sharon Day

Julie Dufresne 40 • GoPoly.com


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Whitney Sisler (Above)

2011 (at Drake) First Team: Jasmine Pickett, Sr. triple jump (7th: 43’ 6.5”) 2012 (at Drake) Honorable Mention: Whitney Sisler, Sr. high jump (NH)

Jasmine Pickett (Right) GoPoly.com • 41


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Ashley Windsor (Above) 2015 (at Oregon) Second Team: Ashley Windsor, Jr. 1,500m (16th: 4:19.77) Honorable Mention: Danielle Bryan, Jr. high jump (21st: 5’ 7.75”)

Danielle Bryan (Left) 42 • GoPoly.com


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Peyton Bilo 2017 (at Oregon) Second Team: Peyton Bilo, So. 5,000m (10th: 15:52.82)

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NCAA Indoor Conversion Charts

Men's Events 200 Meters 400 Meters 500 Meters 600 Yards 600 Meters 800 Meters 1000 Meters Mile 3000 Meters 5000 Meters 4x400 Meter Relay 4x800 Meter Relay Distance Medley Relay

Undersized to Flat 0.9872 0.9901 0.9909 0.9912 0.9915 0.9923 0.9929 0.9941 0.9953 0.9961 0.9901 0.9923 0.9931

Banked/Oversized to Flat 1.0179 1.0160 1.0154 1.0152 1.0150 1.0143 1.0138 1.0128 1.0116 1.0107 1.0160 1.0143 1.0136

Women's Events 200 Meters 400 Meters 500 Meters 600 Yards 600 Meters 800 Meters 1000 Meters Mile 3000 Meters 5000 Meters 4x400 Meter Relay 4x800 Meter Relay Distance Medley Relay

Undersized to Flat 0.9900 0.9929 0.9937 0.9940 0.9943 0.9951 0.9958 0.9969 0.9981 0.9989 0.9929 0.9951 0.9959

Banked/Oversized to Flat 1.0155 1.0133 1.0127 1.0125 1.0122 1.0115 1.0109 1.0099 1.0086 1.0077 1.0133 1.0115 1.0107

Men's Event 200 Meters 400 Meters 500 Meters 600 Yards 600 Meters 800 Meters 1000 Meters Mile 3000 Meters 5000 Meters 4x400 Meter Relay 4x800 Meter Relay Distance Medley Relay

Undersized to Banked/Oversized 0.9698 0.9746 0.9758 0.9763 0.9768 0.9783 0.9794 0.9816 0.9839 0.9855 0.9746 0.9783 0.9798

Flat to Banked/Oversized 0.9824 0.9843 0.9848 0.9850 0.9852 0.9859 0.9864 0.9874 0.9885 0.9894 0.9843 0.9859 0.9866

Women's Events 200 Meters 400 Meters 500 Meters 600 Yards 600 Meters 800 Meters 1000 Meters Mile 3000 Meters 5000 Meters 4x400 Meter Relay 4x800 Meter Relay Distance Medley Relay

Undersized to Banked/Oversized 0.9749 0.9799 0.9812 0.9818 0.9823 0.9838 0.9850 0.9871 0.9896 0.9913 0.9799 0.9838 0.9853

Flat to Banked/Oversized 0.9847 0.9869 0.9874 0.9877 0.9879 0.9886 0.9892 0.9902 0.9915 0.9924 0.9869 0.9886 0.9894

Updated – 10 September, 2012

The Mustangs at the annual UW Invitational at Dempsey Indoor in Seattle (Jan. 28, 2017) 44 • GoPoly.com


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Indoor Track & Field

Amy Harper (512) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

MEN

WOMEN

1971 (at Michigan) Mohinder Gill, Sr. - triple jump (National Champion: 52’ 9.75”)

1983 (at Michigan) Amy Harper, Jr. - 2 miles (4th: 9:59.91) Janet Yarbrough, Sr. - 55m hurdles (4th: 7.84)

1973 (at Michigan) Reynaldo Brown, Sr. - high jump (T-5th: 6’ 10”)


Division I National Champions & All-Americans

Sharon Day

Maggie Vessey

1999 (at Indianapolis) Paula Serrano, Jr. pole vault (2nd: 13’ 3.5”) 2000 (at Arkansas) Paula Serrano, Sr. pole vault (3rd: 13’ 5.25”) Shannon Flett, Jr. pole vault (8th: 12’ 9.5”) 2002 (at Arkansas) Stephanie Brown, Jr. shot put (10th: 52’ 5.5”)

Cortney Stafford 46 • GoPoly.com

2003 (at Arkansas) Stephanie Brown, Sr. shot put (3rd: 56’ 8.5”) Maggie Vessey, So. 800m (6th: 2:08.16)

2004 (at Arkansas) Sharon Day, Fr. high jump (2nd: 6’ 1.25”) Kaylene Wagner, So. high jump (4th: 6’ 0.5”) 2005 (at Arkansas) Sharon Day, So. high jump (3rd: 6’ 1.25”) Kaylene Wagner, Jr. high jump (8th: 5’ 10.75”) Cortney Stafford, Sr. triple jump (9th: 42’ 7”) 2008 (at Arkansas) Sharon Day, Sr. high jump (2nd: 6’ 1.25”)


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In 1967, Cal Poly’s Dave Scott, Lanny Stenhouse, Ruben Smith and Cecil Turner not only won the Division II national title for the 440-yard relay in 40.8 seconds; the foursome went on to also finish seventh at the Division I national championships, with a time of 41.7 at BYU (below).

Track & Field News

University Archives, Cal Poly


Division II National Champions • 1964-1994

Cross Country MEN

WomEN

TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

1978 (42 points • Indiana, PA) 1979 (45 points • Riverside, CA)

1982 (32 points • St. Cloud, MN) 1983 (48 points • Kenosha, WI) 1984 (32 points • Clinton, MS) 1985 (30 points • Marshalls Creek, PA) 1986 (39 points • Riverside, CA) 1987 (53 points • Evansville, IN) 1988 (49 points • Clinton, MS) 1989 (34 points • East Stroudsburg, PA) 1990 (61 points • McKinleyville, CA) 1991 (60 points • Edwardsville, IL)

INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1978 (Indiana, PA) Jim Schankel, Jr. (10K — 30:34) 1979 (Riverside, CA) Jim Schankel, Sr. (10K — 29:43)

INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1981 (Cape Girardeau, MO) Eileen Kraemer, Sr. (5K — 17:41) 1982 (St. Cloud, MN) Amy Harper, Jr. (5K — 21:13.6) 1983 (Kenosha, WI) Amy Harper, Sr. (5K — 17:10) 1986 (Riverside, CA) Gladees Prieur, Sr. (5K — 16:43!) ! all-time meet record (1981-97)

Danny Aldridge 50 • GoPoly.com


Division II National Champions • 1964-1994

Track & Field

Ron Martinelli, Leo DeWinter, Bobby Turner, John Haley — 1970


Division II National Champions • 1964-1994

Clancy Edwards MEN

1981 — Mark Kent, Sr. — 10.30

TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

* yards ! all-time meet record

1968 (62 points, at Cal State East Bay) 1969 (76 points, at Ashland) 1970 (49 points, at Macalester) 1979 (95 points, at Western Illinois) 1980 (53 points, at Cal Poly Pomona) 1981 (92 points, at Western Illinois) INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 100-METER DASH 1968 — Cecil Turner, Sr. — 10.3 1969 — Ruben Smith, Sr. — 9.9* 1975 — Clancy Edwards, So. — 9.3*! 52 • GoPoly.com

220 YARDS 1974 — Clancy Edwards, Fr. — 20.4! 1975 — Clancy Edwards, So. — 21.09 ! all-time meet record 800 METERS 1969 — Mathyas Michael, Fr. — 1:49.6* 1970 — Mathyas Michael, So. — 1:49.9* 1981 — Vernon Sallaz, Jr. — 1:49.12 1982 — Vernon Sallaz, Sr. — 1:49.97


Division II National Champions • 1964-1994 * 880 yards 1,500 METERS 1978 — Danny Aldridge, Jr. — 3:45.40 1979 — Danny Aldridge, Sr. — 3:43.82 1990 — Scott Hempel, So. — 3:47.61 1991 — Jim Sorensen, Sr. — 3:46.4 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE 1981 — Carmelo Rios, So. — 8:49.79 1990 — Steve Neubaum, Sr. — 8:54.94 1992 — Dan Berkeland, Fr. — 9:21.20 5,000 METERS 1978 — Jim Schankel, So. — 14:12.60 1979 — Jim Schankel, Jr. — 14:11.97 1980 — Jim Schankel, Sr. — 14:07.50 1983 — Carmelo Rios, Sr. — 14:20.57

Dick Jones

10,000 METERS 1978 — Jim Schankel, So. — 30:01.50 1979 — Jim Schankel, Jr. — 29:07.90 1980 — Jim Schankel, Sr. — 28:58.37 400-METER INTERMEDIATE HURDLES 1979 — Bart Williams, Sr. — 49.82 440-YARD RELAY 1967 — Dave Scott, Lan Stenhouse, Ruben Smith, Cecil Turner — 40.8 1968 — Cecil Turner, Leo DeWinter, Ruben Smith, Jim Edmondson — 40.4 1969 — Manuel Murrell, Leo DeWinter, Ruben Smith, Jim Edmondson — 41.0 1979 — Harvey Frederick, Mark Kent, Bart Williams, Michael Bush — 40.21 HIGH JUMP

440y Relay Team, 1968 — Ruben Smith, Leo DeWinter, Cecil Turner, Jim Edmondson GoPoly.com • 53


Division II National Champions • 1964-1994 1965 — Dick Jones, Jr. — 6’ 8” 1971 — Reynaldo Brown, So. — 7’ 1.5” 1973 — Reynaldo Brown, Sr. — 7’ 2” POLE VAULT 1972 — Dave Hamer, So. — 16’ 8” 1974 — Dave Hamer, Sr. — 16’ 9.25” 1980 — Tim McDonald, Sr. — 16’ 11” 1988 — Steve Horvath, Jr. — 17’ 9” 1990 — Kevin Rankin, Jr. — 17’ 8.5” 1991* — Tony Castiglioni, Sr. — 16’ 0.75” 1991 — Tony Castiglioni, Sr. — 17’ 9” 1992 — Brian Adamick, Jr. — 17’ 3.5” * Indoor LONG JUMP 1967 — Cecil Turner, Jr. — 24’ 5” 1968 — Cecil Turner, Sr. — 24’ 3.5” 1983 — Ron Waynes, Sr. — 26’ 4.25” TRIPLE JUMP 1970 — Mohinder Gill, Jr. — 51’ 4.5” 1971 — Mohinder Gill, Sr. — 51’ 10” SHOT PUT 1980 — Brian Faul, So. — 58’ 11.5” JAVELIN THROW 1964 — Ben Laville, So. — 223’ 3.25” 1965 — Ben Laville, Jr. — 235’ 9”

WomEN TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 1981† (61 points, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania) 1982 (259 points, at Sacramento State) 1983 (206 points, at Southeast Missouri State) 1984 (169.5 points, at Southeast Missouri State) 54 • GoPoly.com

Dave Hamer Joe Siai Siai (1978-81) set the school record for the 110m hurdles as a freshman (13.91), had a 10.34 PR in the 100-meter dash as a senior, and won three straight team national titles to close his NCAA career.


Division II National Champions • 1964-1994

Eileen Kraemer (1022) 1989 (103 points, at Hampton) 1990 (116 points, at Hampton) 1991 (72 points, at Angelo State) † AIAW INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 400 METERS 1986 — Patrice Carpenter, Jr. — 52.96 800 METERS 1982 — Esther Scherzinger, Sr. — 2:09.26 1987 — Teena Colebrook, Fr. — 2:03.71 1988 — Teena Colebrook, So. — 2:07.85 1989 — Teena Colebrook, Jr. — 2:05.34 1990 — Teena Colebrook, Sr. — 2:02.48!

Robyn Root


Division II National Champions • 1964-1994 ! all-time meet record 1,500 METERS 1981† — Eileen Kraemer, Jr. — 4:27.99 1982 — Eileen Kraemer, Sr. — 4:19.85 1983 — Amy Harper, Jr. — 4:24.26 1984 — Jennifer Dunn, Jr. — 4:25.23 1985 — Gladees Prieur, So. — 4:16.78 1986 — Gladees Prieur, Jr. — 4:18.98 1987 — Teena Colebrook, Fr. — 4:14.77 1989 — Teena Colebrook, Jr. — 4:13.00! 1990 — Teena Colebrook, Sr. — 4:19.78 1991 — Kristina Hand, Jr. — 4:24.58 1992 — Kristina Hand, Sr. — 4:23.49 † AIAW ! all-time meet record 3,000 METERS 1992 — Kristina Hand, Sr. — 9:29.06 5,000 METERS 1983 — Amy Harper, Jr. — 16:25.00 1987 — Lesley White, Jr. — 16:15.37 10,000 METERS 1984 — Carol Gleason, Jr. — 34:20.47 1985 — Robyn Root, Sr. — 33:24.24 1990 — Jamie Park, Fr. — 34:43.94

Gladees Prieur

100-METER HIGH HURDLES 1984 — CeCe Chandler, So. — 13.55 1985 — CeCe Chandler, Jr. — 13.53 1987 — CeCe Chandler, Sr. — 13.61 400-METER INTERMEDIATE HURDLES 1989 — Gina Albanese, So. — 59.84 1991 — Gina Albanese, Sr. — 58.85 400-METER RELAY 56 • GoPoly.com

Teena Colebrook


Division II National Champions • 1964-1994 1982 — Tamela Holland, Eloise Mallory, Janet Yarbrough, Arlene Van Warmerdam — 45.14 1,600-METER RELAY 1985 — Felicia Saville, Patrice Carpenter, Loretta Jordan, Veronica Storvick — 3:36.37

1981† — Karin Smith, Jr. — 204’ 1.5” 1982 — Karin Smith, Sr. — 191’ 1”! 1983 — Danella Barnes, Sr. — 152’ 7” 1986 — Deena Bernstein, Sr. — 158’ 3” 1991 — Melissa White, Sr. — 157’ 1”

HIGH JUMP

† AIAW ! all-time meet record

1983 — Sue McNeal, Jr. — 5’ 10.5”

HEPTATHLON

JAVELIN THROW

1982 — Liz Carroll, Sr. — 5,101

Cal Poly President Warren Baker presents the 1992 Honda Division II Women’s Student-Athlete of the Year Award (given for all sports across the nation) to Mustang distance runner Kristina Hand. GoPoly.com • 57


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C ross C ountry C onference C hampionships MEN TEAM CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS California Collegiate Athletic Association 1969 (20 points • Pomona, CA) 1977 (31 points • Bakersfield, CA) 1978 (19 points • Belmont, CA) 1979 (20 points • Riverside, CA) 1980 (23 points • Morro Bay, CA) 1986 (37 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 1988 (38 points • San Dimas, CA) 1989 (39 points • Bakersfield, CA) 1990 (31 points • San Dimas, CA) 1992 (22 points • Pomona, CA) 1993 (20 points • San Dimas, CA) American West Conference 1994 (27 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) Big West Conference 1998 (30 points • Denton, TX) 1999 (21 points • Rocklin, CA) 2000 (33 points • Goleta, CA) 2003 (23 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 2004 (37 points • Riverside, CA) 2005 (24 points • Riverside, CA) 2006 (29 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 2007 (15 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 2008 (19 points • Riverside, CA) 2009 (28 points • Riverside, CA) 2011 (36 points • Riverside, CA) 2012 (25 points • Riverside, CA) 2013 (32 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 2016 (18 points • Kahuku, HI)

Phillip Reid

2007

2009

2011 GoPoly.com • 59


C ross C ountry C onference C hampionships INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS California Collegiate Athletic Association (8K / 10K) 1969 — Mathyas Michael, So. — 25:11.9 1977 — Jim Schankel, So. — 30:10.6 1978 — Jim Schankel, Jr. — 30:46.4 1979 — Jim Schankel, Sr. — 30:12.0 1982 — Carmelo Rios, Sr. — 30:02.0 1989 — Jim Sorensen, Jr. — 24:09.32 1990 — Scott Hempel, So. — 24:01.8 1992 — Dan Berkeland, Jr. — 25:16.6 1993 — Dan Berkeland, Sr. — 24:35.0 American West Conference (8K) 1994 — Coley Candaele, Sr. — 25:43.0

Jim Schankel

Big West Conference (8K) 1999 — Adam Boothe, Jr. — 24:49.0 2000 — Adam Boothe, Sr. — 25:23.1 2003 — Sean Ricketts, Sr. — 25:38.2 2006 — Phillip Reid, Jr. — 25:45.6 2007 — Phillip Reid, Sr. — 25:12.4 2008 — Daniel Gonia, Jr. — 24:02.4 2009 — Joe Gatel, Sr. — 23:36.8 2012 — Chris Frias, Jr. — 24:10.0 2013 — Chris Frias, Sr. — 25:19.5 2016 — Clayton Hutchins, Jr. — 24:36.1

Coach Steve Miller

Clayton Hutchins

Mitchell Moriarty and Chris Frias


C ross C ountry C onference C hampionships Women TEAM CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Southern California Athletic Association 1980 (15 points • Morro Bay, CA) California Collegiate Athletic Association 1981 (27 points • Pomona, CA) 1982 (16 points • Riverside, CA) 1983 (15 points • Rocklin, CA) 1984 (19 points • Riverside, CA) 1985 (22 points • Rocklin, CA) 1986 (30 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 1987 (21 points • Northridge, CA) 1988 (20 points • San Dimas, CA) 1989 (22 points • Bakersfield, CA) 1990 (16 points • San Dimas, CA) 1991 (29 points • Riverside, CA) 1992 (25 points • Pomona, CA) 1993 (28 points • San Dimas, CA)

2012

American West Conference 1994 (21 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 1995 (19 points • Cedar City, UT) Big West Conference 2000 (42 points • Goleta, CA) 2001 (37 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 2012 (43 points • Riverside, CA) 2013 (37 points • San Luis Obispo, CA) 2015 (39 points • Riverside, CA) 2016 (27 points • Kahuku, HI)

Leanne Fogg and Meghan Breadmore

2013

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Laura Hollander

Angela Orefice

INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

1991 — Kristina Hand, Sr. — 17:11 1992 — Jennifer Lacovara, Fr. — 18:19.5 1993 — Angela Orefice, So. — 17:36

Southern California Athletic Association (5K) 1980 — Maggie Keyes, Sr. — 17:46.7 California Collegiate Athletic Association (5K / 6K) 1981 — Eileen Kraemer, Sr. — 18:03 1982 — Amy Harper, Jr. — 16:29 1983 — Amy Harper, Sr. — 17:19 1984 — Robyn Root, Jr. — 16:51 1985 — Lori Lopez, Sr. — 17:02 1988 — Pauline Stehly, Sr. — 18:30 1990 — Sydney Thatcher, Sr. — 17:26.4 62 • GoPoly.com

American West Conference (5K) 1994 — Kellie Flathers, Sr. — 18:17.0 1995 — Angela Orefice, Sr. — 18:22.0 Big West Conference (6K) 2012 — Laura Hollander, Fr. — 19:12.6 2013 — Laura Hollander, So. — 20:43.9 2016 — Peyton Bilo, So. — 21:04.1


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Standardized Track Event Conversion Factors Actual Distance 60 Yards 55 Meters (men) 55 Meters (women) 55 Hurdles (men) 55 Hurdles (women) 120 Hurdles (Yards) 200 Meters 200 Meters 220 Yards 300 Yards 300 Yards 300 Yards 300 Meters 400 Meters 400 Meters 400 Meters 400 Meters 400 Meters 440 Yards 440 Yards 440 Yards 440 Yards 440 Yards 500 Yards 500 Yards 500 Yards 500 Meters 500 Meters 500 Meters 500 Meters 600 Yards 600 Yards 600 Meters 800 Meters 800 Meters

Converted Distance 60 Meters 60 Meters (men) 60 Meters (women) 60 Hurdles (men) 60 Hurdles (women) 110 Hurdles 300 Yards 300 Meters 200 Meters 300 Meters 400 Meters 440 Yards 400 Meters 440 Yards 500 Yards 500 Meters 600 Yards 600 Meters 400 Meters 500 Yards 500 Meters 600 Yards 600 Meters 500 Meters 600 Yards 600 Meters 600 Yards 600 Meters 800 Meters 880 Yards 600 Meters 800 Meters 800 Meters 880 Yards 1000 Yards

Factor 1.07 1.0749 1.0771 1.0766 1.0755 1.0025 1.44 1.60 0.9942 1.11 1.55 1.59 1.3964 1.0059 1.19 1.32 1.49 1.66 0.9942 1.17 1.29 1.48 1.65 1.11 1.25 1.40 1.13 1.26 1.75 1.79 1.12 1.55 1.38 1.0059 1.19

Actual Distance 800 Meters 880 Yards 1000 Yards 1000 Meters 1500 Meters 1500 Meters 1500 Meters 1500 Meters 1500 Meters 1500 Meters 1600 Meters Mile Mile Mile Mile Mile Mile 2000 Meters 2000 Meters 2000 Meters 3000 Meters 3000 Meters 3200 Meters Two Mile Two Mile Three Mile 4x110 Relay (Yards) 4x220 Relay (Yards) 4x440 Relay (Yards) 4x880 Relay (Yards) 4xMile Relay 4xMile Relay Sprint Medley Relay (Yards) Distance Medley Relay (Yards) Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Yards)

Converted Distance 1000 Meters 800 Meters 1000 Meters 1500 Meters 1600 Meters Mile 2000 Meters 3000 Meters Two Mile Three Mile Mile 1500 Meters 1600 Meters 2000 Meters 3000 Meters Two Mile Three Mile 3000 Meters Two Mile Three Mile 3200 Meters Two Mile Two Mile 3000 Meters Three Mile 5000 Meters 4x100 Relay 4x200 Relay 4x400 Relay 4x800 Relay 4x1500 Relay 4x1600 Relay Sprint Medley Relay Distance Medley Relay Shuttle Hurdle Relay

Factor 1.32 0.9942 1.11 1.56 1.0737 1.08 1.36 2.13 2.29 3.59 1.0058 0.9259 0.9942 1.28 2.00 2.15 3.37 1.56 1.68 2.63 1.0737 1.08 1.0058 0.9259 1.57 1.036 0.9942 0.9942 0.9942 0.9942 0.9259 0.9942 0.9942 0.9942 1.0025

Each of the above factors is a multiplication factor. To use the factor, take the competitor’s total time in seconds and multiply by the factor shown. Always round up the last digit of the final time. Example: 300 Meters to 400 Meters 300 Meters time: 35.12 seconds 35.12 seconds x 1.3964 = 49.05 seconds 35.12 300 Meters is equivalent to a 49.05 400 Meters Example: 1500 Meters to Mile 1500 Meters time: 3:49.71 (3 minutes x 60 seconds) + 49.71 seconds = 229.71 seconds 229.71 seconds x 1.08 = 248.0868 seconds 248.0868 seconds = 4:08.09 3:49.71 1500 Meters is equivalent to a 4:08.09 mile


Ted Scranton, 2017 Decathlon Champion

Kendal Nielsen, 2016 Triple Jump Champion

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100-Meter Dash

Travis Morse California Collegiate Athletic Association 1959 — Vic Hall, So. — 9.9* 1967 — Cecil Turner, Jr. — 9.6* 1968 — Cecil Turner, Sr. — 9.6* 1970 — Bobby Turner, Jr. — 9.7* 1971 — Bobby Turner, Sr. — 9.4* 1974 — Clancy Edwards, Fr. — 9.5* 1975 — Clancy Edwards, So. — 9.4* 1981 — Mark Kent, Sr. — 10.37 1986 — Craig Griffin, Fr. — 10.67w

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Big West Conference 1997 — Kaaron Conwright, Fr. — 10.41 1998 — Kaaron Conwright, So. — 10.32 1999 — Kaaron Conwright, Jr. — 10.20 2000 — Kaaron Conwright, Sr. — 10.12 2005 — Travis Morse, Sr. — 10.53 * yards


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100-Meter Dash

Tamatha Jackson California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Tamela Holland, Fr. — 11.63w 1986 — Patrice Carpenter, Jr. — 11.63w 1987 — Charrett Polk, Fr. — 12.01w

Big West Conference 1998 — Tamatha Jackson, Jr. — 11.66 1999 — Tamatha Jackson, Sr. — 11.36

American West Conference 1995 — Tamatha Cox, So. — 12.05 1996 — Tamatha Cox, Jr. — 12.24

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Jamison Jordan California Collegiate Athletic Association 1959 — Vic Hall, So. — 21.4* 1960 — Vic Hall, Jr. — 20.9* 1967 — Cecil Turner, Jr. — 21.3* 1968 — Cecil Turner, Sr. — 21.2* 1970 — Bobby Turner, Jr. — 21.8* 1971 — Bobby Turner, Sr. — 21.3* 1973 — John Haley, Sr. — 21.5* 1974 — Joe Prince, Fr. — 21.6* 1975 — Clancy Edwards, So. — 21.2* 1978 — Bart Williams, Jr. — 20.5w 68 • GoPoly.com

1979 — Bart Williams, Sr. — 21.05 1981 — Mark Kent, Sr. — 20.90w 1987 — Erik Josephson, Jr. — 21.66w Big West Conference 1998 — Kaaron Conwright, So. — 20.83 2000 — Kaaron Conwright, Sr. — 20.56 2014 — Jamison Jordan, Sr. — 21.49 * 220 yards


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200 Meters California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Eloise Mallory, Jr. — 24.88 1983 — Arlene Van Warmerdam, Sr. — 23.60 1985 — Patrice Carpenter, So. — 23.55 1986 — Patrice Carpenter, Jr. — 24.06 American West Conference 1995 — Tamatha Cox, So. — 24.74 Big West Conference 1998 — Tamatha Jackson, Jr. — 23.81 1999 — Tamatha Jackson, Sr. — 23.31 2000 — Cha’ron Stewart, Sr. — 24.45

Patrice Carpenter

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110m Hurdles

Gary Kerr went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL, and in 1972 was a Rookie of the Year nominee after catching 38 passes for 721 yards and three touchdowns. California Collegiate Athletic Association 1950 — Paul Johnson, Fr. — 15.0* 1965 — Gary Walker, Sr. — 14.3* 1968 — Gary Kerr, So. — 14.4* 1970 — James Lowe, Sr. — 14.4*

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1983 — Gordon Reed, Sr. — 14.6 1987 — Dave Johnson, Sr. — 14.23w 1993 — Jerry Edwards, Sr. — 14.90w * 120 yards


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100m Hurdles California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Liz Carroll, Sr. — 14.90w 1983 — CeCe Chandler, Fr. — 14.17w 1984 — CeCe Chandler, So. — 13.81w 1985 — CeCe Chandler, Jr. — 14.00 1987 — Sharon Hanson, Sr. — 13.61w Big West Conference 2004 — Willimena Cisco, So. — 13.68 2005 — Willimena Cisco, Jr. — 13.92 2006 — Willimena Cisco, Sr. — 13.39

Willimena Cisco and Coach Danny Williams

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400m Hurdles California Collegiate Athletic Association 1970 — Gary Kerr, Sr. — 53.4* 1975 — Kevin McNamara, Jr. — 53.1* 1983 — Doug Lalicker, Sr. — 51.60 1986 — Dave Johnson, Jr. — 50.99 1987 — Dave Johnson, Sr. — 51.32 1990 — Tom McGuirk, Fr. — 52.46 1991 — Tom McGuirk, So. — 53.36 American West Conference 1995 — David Baeza, So. — 52.80 1996 — David Baeza, Jr. — 52.79 Big West Conference 2004 — Tracy Session, So. — 52.30 * 440 yards

Tracy Session

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400m Hurdles California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Chris Dubois, Jr. — 1:02.46 1983 — Chris Dubois, Sr. — 1:02.10 1986 — Sharon Hanson, Jr. — 59.80 1987 — Laurie Hagen, Sr. — 1:00.29 1989 — Gina Albanese, So. — 59.98 1990 — Shannon Stevens, So. — 1:01.74 1991 — Gina Albanese, Jr. — 59.60 1992 — Gina Albanese, Sr. — 59.41 American West Conference 1995 — Kerri Gabrielson, Jr. — 1:03.19 Big West Conference 2000 — Sarah Bonilla, So. — 59.89 2002 — Kristin Hall, Jr. — 1:00.85 2003 — LeBren Martin, Jr. — 57.69 2004 — LeBren Martin, Sr. — 58.12 2009 — Jhana Samuels, Sr. — 1:00.18

LeBren Martin

Jhana Samuels GoPoly.com • 73


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400 Meters California Collegiate Athletic Association 1960 — Vic Hall, Jr. — 47.5* 1969 — Bob Newton, So. — 47.3* 1975 — Curtis Byrd, So. — 47.7* 1976 — Xonie Lloyd, Jr. — 47.7 1977 — Xonie Lloyd, Sr. — 46.6 1978 — Bart Williams, Jr. — 46.1 1979 — Bart Williams, Sr. — 46.99 American West Conference 1996 — David Baeza, Jr. — 48.14 Big West Conference 2002 — Tyrone Ward, Jr. — 47.18 2003 — Tyrone Ward, Sr. — 46.57 * 440 yards

In the summer before his sophomore year at Cal Poly (June 1974), Curtis Byrd won the 400 meters at the AAU National Junior Championships in Florida with a time of 46.2 seconds, a school record. He also anchored mile relay squads that broke school records in back-to-back seasons in 1974 and ’75 (at 3:10.6 and then 3:09.85). 74 • GoPoly.com

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400 Meters California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Eloise Mallory, Jr. — 55.16 1983 — Arlene Van Warmerdam, Sr. — 54.44 1985 — Veronica Storvick, Jr. — 54.07 1986 — Patrice Carpenter, Jr. — 53.90 1988 — Teena Colebrook, So. — 55.80 American West Conference 1995 — Barbara Jones, So. — 57.00 Big West Conference 2001 — Maggie Vessey, Fr. — 53.96

Maggie Vessey

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4 100m

elay Cecil Turner, a five-time conference champion in his own events, also ran for the Mustangs’ 1967 winning relay squad (in all his sixth title). Selected in the fifth round of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, he made the 1970 Pro Bowl as a kick returner (after running back a league-record four kickoffs for touchdowns).

California Collegiate Athletic Association 1967 — 41.4* 1969 — 41.4* 1970 — 41.2* 1971 — 41.7* 1972 — 41.5* 1978 — 40.4 76 • GoPoly.com

1979 — 40.5 Big West Conference 1998 — 40.86 2004 — 40.06 * 440 yards


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elay California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — 46.01 1985 — 46.18 1986 — 46.13 1987 — 46.83 Big West Conference 1998 — 45.68

Sharon Hanson GoPoly.com • 77


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800 Meters

Vernon Sallaz California Collegiate Athletic Association 1960 — Luis Rodriguez, Jr. — 1:53.3* 1961 — Luis Rodriguez, Sr. — 1:56.6* 1969 — Mathyas Michael, Fr. — 1:50.6* 1970 — Mathyas Michael, So. — 1:53.1* 1978 — Dave Marlow, Sr. — 1:50.2 1981 — Vernon Sallaz, Jr. — 1:53.19 1982 — Vernon Sallaz, Sr. — 1:51.60 1989 — Roger Chagnon, Jr. — 1:51.35 1991 — Brian Strieff, Sr. — 1:50.52 78 • GoPoly.com

1994 — Coley Candaele, Jr. — 1:51.15 American West Conference 1995 — Scott Kolenic, Fr. — 1:51.86 Big West Conference 2000 — David Ulibarri, Fr. — 1:50.77 * 880 yards


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800 Meters

Maggie Vessey went on to run a career-best 800m time of 1:57.84 in 2009, ranking No. 6 in the world and No. 2 in the U.S. for that season. California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Esther Scherzinger, Sr. — 2:07.83 1983 — Jill Ellingson, Fr. — 2:09.72 1984 — Tressie Gibbs, Jr. — 2:12.75 1985 — Gladees Prieur, So. — 2:08.60 1986 — Gladees Prieur, Jr. — 2:07.65 1990 — Teena Colebrook, Sr. — 2:04.66 1991 — Kristina Hand, Jr. — 2:12.15 1992 — Kristina Hand, Sr. — 2:10.70

Big West Conference 2002 — Maggie Vessey, So. — 2:06.53 2003 — Maggie Vessey, Jr. — 2:08.01 2005 — Maggie Vessey, Sr. — 2:04.78 2007 — Lea Wallace, Fr. — 2:09.56

American West Conference 1995 — Nikki Shaw, So. — 2:14.50 1996 — Carie Malnekoff, So. — 2:14.46 GoPoly.com • 79


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1,500 Meters California Collegiate Athletic Association 1978 — Danny Aldridge, Jr. — 3:47.4 1979 — Danny Aldridge, Sr. — 3:43.8 1980 — Jim Schankel, Sr. — 3:52.27 1990 — Scott Hempel, Fr. — 3:51.17 1991 — Jim Sorensen, Sr. — 3:53.80 1993 — Scott Hempel, Sr. — 3:47.58 1994 — Coley Candaele, Jr. — 3:48.11 Big West Conference 1999 — Sean Phillips, So. — 3:46.46 2004 — Ryan Moorcroft, Jr. — 3:45.32 2005 — Ryan Moorcroft, Sr. — 3:45.48 2006 — Phillip Reid, Jr. — 3:50.81 2007 — Phillip Reid, Sr. — 3:42.54 2008 — Joe Gatel, So. — 3:47.93 2009 — Derek Thomas, Fr. — 3:46.19 2017 — Garrett Migliozzi, Jr. — 3:54.34

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1,500 Meters California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Amy Harper, So. — 4:22.82 1984 — Kathy Manning, Fr. — 4:32.72 1985 — Lori Lopez, Jr. — 4:23.74 1986 — Jill Ellingson, Sr. — 4:25.06 1990 — Melanie Hiatt, Jr. — 4:31.05 1991 — Melanie Hiatt, Sr. — 4:29.46 American West Conference 1995 — Nikki Shaw, So. — 4:35.01 1996 — Nikki Shaw, Jr. — 4:35.48 Big West Conference 2011 — Vanessa Hancock, Jr. — 4:27.73

Vanessa Hancock GoPoly.com • 81


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elay California Collegiate Athletic Association 1960 — 3:19.1* 1969 — 3:15.6* 1974 — 3:12.6* 1975 — 3:14.2* 1977 — 3:13.5 1978 — 3:11.5 1979 — 3:10.89 1986 — 3:12.32 1988 — 3:12.50 1989 — 3:14.17 * Mile

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elay California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — 3:46.30 1983 — 3:47.95 1984 — 3:47.64 1985 — 3:49.25 1986 — 3:47.47 1987 — 3:47.99 1990 — 3:46.49 1992 — 3:45.22

Patrice Carpenter GoPoly.com • 83


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California Collegiate Athletic Association 1969 — Mathyas Michael, Fr. — 4:11.6 1970 — Mathyas Michael, So. — 4:13.3

2-MILE California Collegiate Athletic Association 1966 — Terry Record, So. — 9:13.1

3-MILE California Collegiate Athletic Association 1975 — Jim Schankel, Fr. — 14:07.5

Terry Record

Jim Schankel 84 • GoPoly.com

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3,000m Steeplechase California Collegiate Athletic Association 1972 — Mike Brisbin, Jr. — 9:25.0 1980 — Jeff Small, Sr. — 9:06.28 1981 — Carmelo Rios, Jr. — 8:57.0 1983 — Carmelo Rios, Sr. — 9:13.7 1985 — Kevin Jones, Sr. — 9:08.17 1987 — Jeff Ahlquist, Jr. — 9:26.2 1988 — Mike Miner, Sr. — 9:12.91 1990 — Alfredo Perez, Sr. — 9:18.79 1991 — Lance Rankin, Jr. — 9:18.02 1992 — Lance Rankin, Sr. — 9:13.6 1993 — Dan Berkeland, So. — 9:04.38 1994 — Ryan Winn, Fr. — 9:32.2 American West Conference 1995 — Dan Berkeland, Sr. — 9:29.10 Big West Conference 2005 — Ben Bruce, Sr. — 8:42.11 2006 — Luke Llamas, Sr. — 9:03.07 2013 — Nick Woolf, Fr. — 9:01.33 2014 — Nick Woolf, So. — 8:55.97 2016 — Nick Woolf, Sr. — 8:57.69

Nick Woolf GoPoly.com • 85


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teeplechase

3,000 METERS California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Eileen Kraemer, Sr. — 9:37.43 1983 — Lesley White, Fr. — 9:38.38 1984 — Amy Harper-Avrit, Sr. — 9:39.81 1985 — Gladees Prieur, So. — 9:25.20 1987 — Gladees Prieur, Sr. — 9:33.13 1990 — Melanie Hiatt, Jr. — 9:46.66 1991 — Kristina Hand, Jr. — 9:38.09 1992 — Kristina Hand, Sr. — 9:37.60 American West Conference 1995 — Lori Fancon, Fr. — 10:10.13 1996 — Angela Orefice, Sr. — 9:57.82 (Note: The 3,000m was replaced by the steeplechase beginning with the 2001 championships.)

STEEPLECHASE Big West Conference 2011 — Leanne Fogg, Sr. — 10:23.85 2014 — Diana George, Sr. — 10:40.18

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5,000 Meters California Collegiate Athletic Association 1978 — Jim Schankel, So. — 14:34.6 1979 — Jim Schankel, Jr. — 14:13.63 1980 — Jim Schankel, Sr. — 14:22.6 1983 — Carmelo Rios, Sr. — 14:27.91 1985 — Brent Griffiths, Jr. — 14:30.6 1986 — Joe Rubio, Sr. — 14:23.48 1987 — Mike Livingston, Jr. — 14:31.83 1988 — Mike Livingston, Sr. — 14:28.10 1990 — Scott Hempel, Fr. — 14:42.51 1992 — Scott Hempel, Jr. — 14:51.61 1993 — Dan Berkeland, So. — 14:43.17 1994 — Ryan Winn, Fr. — 15:02.8 American West Conference 1995 — Dan Berkeland, Sr. — 14:53.39 Big West Conference 1998 — Darren Holman, Jr. — 14:53.27 2000 — David Beals, Sr. — 14:56.05 2001 — Paulo Carvalho, Jr. — 14:26.67 2005 — Ben Bruce, Sr. — 14:32.79 2006 — Luke Llamas, Sr. — 14:45.39 2011 — Brandon Shirck, Jr. — 14:42.05 2013 — Chris Frias, Jr. — 14:48.71 2014 — Chris Frias, Sr. — 14:36.25 2015 — Nick Woolf, Jr. —14:42.45 2016 — Nick Woolf, Sr. — 14:52.81 2017 — Mikey Giguere, Jr. — 14:46.09

Chris Frias GoPoly.com • 87


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5,000 Meters

Katie Izzo California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Irene Crowley, Jr. — 17:22.90 1983 — Vicky Bray, Jr. — 17:25.07 1984 — Carol Gleason, So. — 17:03.30 1985 — Robyn Root, Jr. — 16:31.98 1987 — Lesley White, Jr. — 16:38.61 1988 — Lesley White, Sr. — 17:08.61 1989 — Sherri Minkler, Sr. — 17:09.88 1990 — Jill Hoffman, Jr. — 16:56.35 1992 — Jennifer Lacovara, Fr. — 17:23.30 88 • GoPoly.com

American West Conference 1995 — Angela Orefice, Jr. — 17:46.28 1996 — Claire Becker, Fr. — 17:41.55 Big West Conference 2013 — Laura Hollander, Fr. — 16:25.62 2015 — Molly Haar, So. — 17:31.75 2016 — Katie Izzo, Fr. — 17:24.91 2017 — Peyton Bilo, So. — 16:43.83


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10,000 Meters California Collegiate Athletic Association 1978 — Jim Schankel, So. — 30:13.6 1986 — Chris Craig, Fr. — 30:30.67 1987 — Mike Livingston, Jr. — 31:00.99 1988 — Mike Livingston, Sr. — 29:40.30 1991 — Matt Hempel, So. — 31:19.9 1992 — Kevin Brodie, Sr. — 31:32.5 Big West Conference 1999 — Avery Blackwell, So. — 31:22.52 2001 — Paulo Carvalho, Jr. — 30:01.80 2004 — Jeff Porto, Jr. — 30:36.48 2007 — Troy Swier, Jr. — 30:15.66 2010 — Joe Gatel, Sr. — 30:59.30 2013 — Chris Frias, Jr. — 30:46.27 2014 — Sean Davidson, Sr. — 29:08.24 2017 — Swarnjit Boyal, Jr. — 31:35.59

Troy Swier

Sean Davidson GoPoly.com • 89


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10,000 Meters

Angela Orefice

Peyton Bilo

California Collegiate Athletic Association 1983 — Heidi Ertl, Fr. — 35:00.60 1987 — Lisa Rizzo, Fr. — 37:31.90 1988 — Amanda Marks, So. — 36:09.18 1989 — Stephanie Haynes, Sr. — 37:16.00 1990 — Tracy Leichter, So. — 37:03.94 1991 — Ameret Reed, Jr. — 38:51.30 1992 — Kristin Niederhaus, Fr. — 38:22.00 1994 — Angela Orefice, So. — 37:57.01

American West Conference 1995 — Angela Orefice, Jr. — 38:17.19 1996 — Angela Orefice, Sr. — 38:30.06

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Big West Conference 2001 — Jennifer DeRego, Jr. — 34:59.76 2016 — Peyton Bilo, Fr. — 36:46.78


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High Jump University Archives, Cal Poly

Dennis Jones tied for third at the 1961 NCAA Division I National Championships, clearing 6’ 8” to trail only John Thomas of Boston (7’ 2”) and Bob Avant of USC (7’ 0”). California Collegiate Athletic Association 1952 — Vern Wilson, Sr. — 6’ 2.625” 1961 (co) — Dennis Jones, So. — 6’ 7” 1962 — Dennis Jones, Jr. — 6’ 3” 1963 — Dennis Jones, Sr. — 6’ 4” 1966 — Dick Jones, Sr. — 6’ 9.5” 1971 — Mike Stone, Sr. — 6’ 10” 1972 — Tom Murphy, Fr. — 6’ 8”

1973 — Reynaldo Brown, Sr. — 6’ 10” 1983 — Mark Langan, So. — 7’ 0” 1990 — Gabe Manville, Fr. — 6’ 9” 1993 — Aaron Maddiex, Jr. — 6’ 11.5” Big West Conference 1997 — Matt Hurd, Fr. — 6’ 10.75” 1998 — Mitch Naber, So. — 7’ 0.5” GoPoly.com • 91


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High Jump At left, Sharon Day won the Big West Conference championship with a clearance of 6’ 4.75” at Cal State Northridge on May 17, 2008. The jump, which met the Olympic A standard, tied for the third-best in the world at the time, while breaking school, conference, meet and stadium records.

California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Sue McNeal, So. — 6’ 0” 1983 — Sue McNeal, Jr. — 5’ 9” 1984 — Sue McNeal, Sr. — 6’ 0” 1987 — Julie Wiegmann, Jr. — 5’ 10” American West Conference 1995 — Diane Korbel, Sr. — 5’ 6”

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Big West Conference 2003 — Kaylene Wagner, Fr. — 6’ 0.5” 2004 — Kaylene Wagner, So. — 6’ 3.25” 2005 — Sharon Day, So. — 6’ 2.75” 2007 — Sharon Day, Jr. — 6’ 0.5” 2008 — Sharon Day, Sr. — 6’ 4.75” Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (Indoors) 2004 — Sharon Day, Fr. — 5’ 11.5”


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L ong Jump

Tyrone Ward, Cal Poly’s school record-holder • 26’ 7.75”, 2002 Eddie Mack won Cal Poly’s first-ever individual conference championship in any event, taking the long jump title in 1949 with a mark of 23’ 8.75”. Mack then went back-toback as a senior in 1950, at 23’ 2.5”. He held the school record (23’ 9”) for 11 years until 1960. California Collegiate Athletic Association 1949 — Eddie Mack, Jr. — 23’ 8.75” 1950 — Eddie Mack, Sr. — 23’ 2.5” 1968 — Cecil Turner, Sr. — 25’ 1.5” 1969 — Scott Heyman, Sr. — 24’ 4.75” 1980 — David Tucker, So. — 25’ 3.75”w 1982 — Ron Waynes, Jr. — 24’ 11.25” 1983 — Ron Waynes, Sr. — 25’ 4.25” 1984 — Victor Torres, Jr. — 23’ 6.5”

American West Conference 1995 — Steve Amundson, Jr. — 24’ 1.75” Big West Conference 2000 — Dan Littlefield, Fr. — 24’ 2.5” 2002 — Tyrone Ward, Jr. — 25’ 6.25” 2003 — Tyrone Ward, Sr. — 25’ 0”

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L ong Jump California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Janet Yarbrough, Jr. — 20’ 2.5”w 1983 — Janet Yarbrough, Sr. — 20’ 3” 1985 — CeCe Chandler, Jr. — 19’ 2.5” 1987 — Danielle Sharkey, Jr. — 18’ 6.75” 1988 — Angela Lee, Sr. — 19’ 5” Big West Conference 2008 — Sharon Day, Sr. — 19’ 7.5” 2012 — Whitney Sisler, Sr. — 19’ 6.75”

Sharon Day 94 • GoPoly.com

Whitney Sisler


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Triple

ump California Collegiate Athletic Association 1969 — Mohinder Gill, So., 50’ 9” 1970 — Mohinder Gill, Jr. — 49’ 11.5” 1971 — Mohinder Gill, Sr. — 48’ 6.25” 1978 — Eddie Tate, So. — 49’ 7” 1979 — Anthony Frazier, Jr. — 49’ 5.75” 1981 — Ron Waynes, So. — 50’ 5”w 1983 — Terry Armitage, Jr. — 51’ 8.25” 1990 — Ben Holback, Sr. — 49’ 5” 1993 — Andrew Hill, So. — 49’ 5.75” American West Conference 1996 — Andrew Hill, Sr. — 47’ 9.75” Big West Conference 2000 — Andrew Badger, So. — 50’ 2001 — Andrew Badger, Jr. — 51’ 1” 2002 — Andrew Badger, Sr. — 51’ 7.25”

Andrew Badger GoPoly.com • 95


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California Collegiate Athletic Association 1984 — Lynette Farnum, Fr. — 38’ 9” Big West Conference 2004 — Cortney Stafford, Jr. — 40’ 11” 2005 — Cortney Stafford, Sr. — 42’ 9.75” 2006 — Caitlin Schields, Fr. — 40’ 0.5” 2007 — Jessica Eggleston, Sr. — 40’ 8.75” 2016 — Kendal Nielsen, Sr. — 42’ 6.25”

Jessica Eggleston 96 • GoPoly.com

Kendal Nielsen


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Pole

ault California Collegiate Athletic Association 1959 (co) — Grant Calkins, So. — 13’ 0” 1970 — Aaron Weber, Sr. — 15’ 7.25” 1971 — Mark Deitchman, Sr. — 15’ 0” 1972 — Dave Hamer, So. — 15’ 6” 1974 — Dave Hamer, Sr. — 16’ 5” 1979 — Tim McDonald, Jr. — 17’ 0” 1980 — Tim McDonald, Sr. — 17’ 2.75” 1981 — Mark Kibort, Jr. — 16’ 1” 1982 — Mark Kibort, Sr. — 16’ 6” 1983 — Fred Machin, So. — 15’ 10.25” 1986 — Hans Florine, Jr. — 15’ 6” 1987 — Steve Horvath, So. — 16’ 0.75” 1988 — Steve Horvath, Jr. — 17’ 4.25” 1989 — Steve Horvath, Sr. — 17’ 2.5” 1990 — Kevin Rankin, Jr. — 16’ 6” 1991 — Tony Castiglioni, Sr. — 15’ 6.25” 1992 — Brian Adamick, Jr. — 16’ 6.75” 1993 — Dwayne Dawson, Jr. — 16’ 1.75” 1994 — Bret Whitford, Jr. — 17’ 4.5” American West Conference 1996 — Sean Brown, Jr. — 17’ 9”

John Prader

Big West Conference 2001 — Travis Vandrovec, Sr. — 17’ 1.5” 2002 — Jon Takahashi, So. — 17’ 1.5” 2006 — Adrian Ruark, Sr. — 16’ 6.75” 2007 — Mike King, Sr. — 16’ 6.75” 2008 — Connor Landry, Fr. — 16’ 6.75” 2009 — Connor Landry, So. — 16’ 6.75” 2012 — John Prader, Jr. — 17’ 6.5” 2013 — John Prader, Sr. — 17’ 7.25”

Dave Hamer GoPoly.com • 97


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ault (Event started in 1997.) Big West Conference 1998 — Bianca Maran, Fr. — 12’ 7.5” 1999 — Paula Serrano, Sr. — 13’ 7” 2007 — Jenna Homes, Fr. — 12’ 5.5” 2009 — Jenna Homes, Jr. — 12’ 7.5”

Jenna Homes 98 • GoPoly.com

Bianca Maran


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avelin

Ben Laville of Dominica went on to set the Caribbean record in 1972, at 261’ 5”. California Collegiate Athletic Association 1953 — Kelly Hylton, Sr. — 190’ 0.5” 1954 — Halil Zariman, Sr. — 207’ 0” 1964 — Ben Laville, So. — 213’ 3.5” 1965 — Ben Laville, Jr. — 231’ 2.5” 1966 — Ben Laville, Sr. — 204’ 9.5” 1981 — Bob Riley, Sr. — 230’ 11” 1988 — Brant Warren, Jr. — 206’ 11” 1989 — Brant Warren, Sr. — 218’ 1” 1993 — Jerry Edwards, Sr. — 190’ 9”

Big West Conference 2002 — Ryan James, Jr. — 224’ 3” 2006 — Aris Borjas, Jr. — 221’ 7” 2007 — Aris Borjas, Sr. — 223’ 7” (Note: The IAAF javelin redesign was implemented in April 1986.)

GoPoly.com • 99


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Megan Mooney California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Danella Barnes, Jr. — 156’ 9” 1983 — Danella Barnes, Sr. — 163’ 9” 1985 — Deena Bernstein, Jr. — 165’ 3” 1986 — Deena Bernstein, Sr. — 157’ 2” 1987 — Tricia Lundberg, Jr. — 147’ 8” 1990 — Melissa White, Jr. — 158’ 3” 1991 — Melissa White, Sr. — 158’ 10” 1993 — Allison Eilerts, So. — 141’ 2” 100 • GoPoly.com

American West Conference 1996 — Erica Ahmann, Sr. — 127’ 11” Big West Conference 2001 — Lacy Tanneberg, Fr. — 148’ 6” 2009 — Katie Robbins, Sr. — 146’ 2” 2016 — Megan Mooney, Fr. — 153’ 2”


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Discus California Collegiate Athletic Association 1955 — John Martin, Sr. — 146’ 0.5” 1964 — Lloyd Petroelje, Jr. — 160’ 8.5” 1981 — Chris Sorensen, Jr. — 165’ 3” 1993 — Chris Carter, Sr. — 151’ 7” American West Conference 1996 — Andy Sverchek, So. — 157’ 4”

Chris Carter, 1993

Marshall Samuels, 1947 GoPoly.com • 101


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Discus California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 — Kathy Kahn, Fr. — 133’ 5” 1983 — Kathy Kahn, So. — 145’ 6” 1986 — Kathy Kahn, Sr. — 132’ 7” 1987 — Celeste Paquette, So. — 162’ 6” 1988 — Celeste Paquette, Jr. — 158’ 2” 1989 — Melissa White, So. — 147’ 11” 1992 — Jennifer Peters, So. — 151’ 4” American West Conference 1995 — Erica Ahmann, Jr. — 171’ 4” 1996 — Erica Ahmann, Sr. — 179’ 5” Big West Conference 1999 — Stephanie Brown, Fr. — 156’ 11” 2002 — Stephanie Brown, Jr. — 164’ 3” 2003 — Stephanie Brown, Sr. — 183’ 1” 2009 — Julie Dufresne, Sr. — 161’ 3”

Julie Dufresne 102 • GoPoly.com


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Shot Put California Collegiate Athletic Association 1961 — Tom Pagani, Sr. — 56’ 6.5” 1969 — Junior Olsen, Jr. — 54’ 6.5” 1970 — Junior Olsen, Sr. — 55’ 2” 1978 — Paul Toma, Jr. — 54’ 1.5” 1980 — Brian Faul, So. — 57’ 3.5” 1981 — Brian Faul, Jr. — 58’ 4.5” 1990 — Chris Carter, So. — 53’ 0.75” 1993 — Chris Carter, Sr. — 54’ 11.5” American West Conference 1995 — Andy Sverchek, Fr. — 51’ 7” Big West Conference 1997 — Andy Sverchek, Jr. — 59’ 1.25”

Tom Pagani, 2010 Cal Poly Hall of Fame inductee

Andy Sverchek (Left)

Lamar Anderson (Lower Left), with a career-best mark of 55’ 1”, earned AllAmerican honors in 1973 with a sixthplace finish at the NCAA Championships. GoPoly.com • 103


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Shot Put Big West Conference 1999 — Stephanie Brown, Fr. — 49’ 9.25” 2001 — Stephanie Brown, So. — 52’ 9.25” 2002 — Stephanie Brown, Jr. — 52’ 1.25” 2003 — Stephanie Brown, Sr. — 54’ 7.25” 2009 — Julie Dufresne, Sr. — 52’ 8.75”

Julie Dufresne

Stephanie Brown 104 • GoPoly.com


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Hammer Throw

California Collegiate Athletic Association 1978 — Rick Brunner, So. — 165’ 6” 1986 — Jim Halter, Sr. — 192’ 7”

Jim Halter


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Decathlon

James Nunno California Collegiate Athletic Association 1975 — Jerry Hougen, Sr. — 6,909 1980 — Pete Godinez, Jr. — 7,041 1983 — Loren Diaz, Jr. — 6,629 1986 — Kurt Loeprich, Jr. — 6,016 1993 — Jerry Edwards, Sr. — 6,767

106 • GoPoly.com

Big West Conference 2003 — Jon Takahashi, Jr. — 7,307 2007 — James Nunno, Jr. — 6,772 2009 — James Nunno, Sr. — 7,208 2017 — Ted Scranton, Sr. — 7,143 (Note: The IAAF revised scoring tables in April 1985.)


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Heptathlon

Sharon Day California Collegiate Athletic Association 1988 — Hana Novak, Sr. — 4,632 1991 — Julie Tingle, So. — 4,840 1993 — Julie Tingle, Sr. — 4,844

American West Conference 1995 — Diane Korbel, Sr. — 4,721 Big West Conference 2008 — Sharon Day, Sr. — 5,642

GoPoly.com • 107


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Team MEN

WoMEN

California Collegiate Athletic Association 1968 (67 points, at Cal State L.A.) 1969 (97 points, at Cal State L.A.) 1970 (116 points, at Mt. SAC) 1978 (115 points, at Bakersfield College) 1979 (97 points, at Mt. SAC) 1980 (163 points, at Cal Poly) 1981 (220 points, at CSU Bakersfield) 1983 (244 points, at Cal State L.A.) 1985 (158 points, at Cal State L.A.) 1990 (198 points, at UC Riverside) 1991 (200 points, at CSU Bakersfield) 1992 (191.5 points, at Cal State L.A.) 1993 (208 points, at UC San Diego)

Southern California Athletic Association 1981 (235 points, at CSUN)

Ivan Huff was a three-time AllAmerican for the Mustangs from 197981 before qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 3,000m steeplechase in 1984, 1988 and 1992. He ranked No. 10 in the world for the steeplechase in 1986 (including No. 2 in the U.S.), with a time of 8:16.59 in Brussels. 108 • GoPoly.com

California Collegiate Athletic Association 1982 (279 points, at Cal Poly Pomona) 1983 (255 points, at Cal State L.A.) 1984 (202 points, at CSU Bakersfield) 1985 (242 points, at Cal State L.A.) 1986 (216 points, at Cal Poly Pomona) 1987 (256 points, at CSUN) 1988 (188 points, at Cal State L.A.) 1989 (229 points, at Cal Poly) 1990 (254 points, at UC Riverside) 1991 (215 points, at CSU Bakersfield)

In the summer before her senior year with the Mustangs, Robyn Root competed in the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in Washington, running a 3:05:37. Her career best, 2:37:57, came in New York in 1987.


Since its inauguration in 1983 as the Poly Royal Invitational, Cal Poly’s annual invite has welcomed numerous gold medalists, Olympians and pros. Above and lower-left, Ashton Eaton makes his second career appearance in San Luis Obispo (following 2011) on March 16, 2013. At lower-right, Jackie Joyner-Kersee interviews Butch Reynolds at the 1993 meet. GoPoly.com • 109


Top left: The original track complex, pictured in 1948, existed in the modern-day location of the Reinhold Aerospace Engineering Building on campus, just southeast of the California-Highland intersection parallel to the Pacific Coast Railway. Top right: The current-location facility is shown shortly after its original opening in 1971. Bottom: Fans watch the 100-meter dash at the 34th annual Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational on March 26, 2016. 110 • GoPoly.com


University Archives, Cal Poly

Jesse Owens is interviewed after speaking at Cal Poly on Aug. 9, 1972. Owens addressed a capacity Chumash Auditorium crowd of more than 1,000 in the University Union as part of the 25th annual California Workshop for Physical Education and Coaching. His keynote speech was originally scheduled for Spanos Theatre but was moved in order to accommodate the amount of people in the community who expressed interest in attending. GoPoly.com • 111


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