Six Sign with Cal Women's Swimming

Dec. 2, 2005

BERKELEY - The No. 5 Cal women's swimming team will get a boost next year when an impressive group of six signees join the Bears in the fall of 2006. Head coach Teri McKeever announced the signing of Amanda Larson (sprint freestyle), Blake Hayter (freestyle), Courtney Eronemo (IM/Butterfly), Jenna Wesley (freestyle), Lindsey King (backstroke) and Alexandra Ellis (breaststroke).

Hayter (San Diego/Cathedral Catholic HS), ranks as one of the top four high school freestylers in the country. A 2008 Olympic Trial qualifier in the 400 and 800 freestyles, Hayter placed sixth in the 800 freestyle at the 2004 World Championship Trials and is currently ranked 43rd in the world in that event. A Senior National finalist, Hayter is the fastest high school 200 and 500 freestyler in California, winning those events at the 2005 CIF Championships. In 2004, Hayter was named to the US National Junior Team.

Eronemo (Kent, Wash./Kentwood HS), is one of the most versatile high school swimmers in the country. A 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 400 IM, Eronemo also qualified for the Senior Nationals in the 200 and 400 IM events, as well as the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly.

Larson (Davis, Calif./Davis HS) is one of the top high school sprint freestylers in the country. She was a Senior National Qualifier and won the 50 and 100 freestyle at the 2005 CIF State Championships.

Ellis (San Diego/Westview HS) has qualified for the 2008 US Olympic Trials in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Wesley (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS) was a Junior National qualifier in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle. King (Beaverton, Ore./Westview HS) was Senior National qualifier in the 100 backstroke.

2005-06 Signing Class
Amanda Larson Sprint freestyle Davis, Calif./Davis HS
Blake Hayter Freestyle San Diego/Cathedral Catholic HS
Courtney Eronemo IM/Butterfly Kent, Wash./Kentwood HS
Jenna Wesley Freestyle San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS
Lindsey King Backstroke Beaverton, Ore./Westview HS
Alexandra Ellis Breaststroke San Diego/Westview HS

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