California Track and Field Finishes the Drake Relays

April 29, 2006

DES MOINES, Iowa - The California track and field team again worked against poor weather conditions to wrap up action at the 97th annual Drake Relays on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.

The women's sprint medley relay team of seniors Tiffany Johnson and Antonette Carter and sophomores Brook Turner and Alysia Johnson won the race in the pouring rain with their time of 3:50.81. The Golden Bears beat the Baylor team that won the same race at the Texas Relays at the beginning of April. Cal finished third at the Texas Relays.

The men's distance medley relay team of sophomore Alex McClary, senior Nestor Solis, sophomore Sean Carey and freshman Mark Matusak finished third in the race after being clocked at 9:49.80.

In field events, junior Carrie Johnson placed fourth in the hammer with her throw of 182-04 (55.59m). Freshman Inika McPherson finished fifth in the high jump with her jump of 5-07 (1.70m).

California multi-eventers will travel to the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships in Eugene, Ore., next weekend.

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