Women Finish in Sixth at the Pac-10 Championships

May 14, 2006

EUGENE, Ore. - Sophomore All-American Alysia Johnson was one second shy of earning her first Pac-10 title in her staple race, the 800m. Johnson and the rest of the Golden Bear women finished in sixth with 76.50 points at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships, presented by 76 Quality ProClean Gasolines in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday. The Cal men finished in eighth with 53 points.

Johnson, earned eight points with her second place finish in the 800m. She crossed the finish line at 2:06.85, just shy of Pac-10 Champion Rebekah Nobel of Oregon's 2:05.81 winning time.

In her final Pac-10 Championships senior Antonette Carter earned 11 points between her times in both the 100m and the 200m. In the 100m, Carter was clocked at 13.91 (sixth place) and in the 200m she was third with her performance of 23.29. Carter was also a member of the 4 x 100m relay team along with seniors Osarhiemen Omwanghe and Tiffany Johnson and freshman Chandra Picott. The group finished third with their time of 44.90, earning six points.

Omwanghe earned six additional points for the Golden Bear women on Sunday. In the 100m hurdles, Omwanghe finished in sixth with her time of 13.91 (three points) and she was clocked at 1:04.15 in the 400m hurdles (two points).

In the discus throw, freshman Emilee Strot added six points with her toss of 51.87m (third place). Also in the competition, junior Kelechi Anyanwu was marked at 49.72m, earning three points.

Also adding points for the Golden Bear women, The 4 x 400m relay team of freshman Mackenizie Pierce, sophomore Brook Turner, freshman Kristin Holmes and sophomore Alysia Johnson with their time of 3:38.56 (five points), junior Carrie Johnson in the hammer with her mark of 63.47m (four points), sophomore Brook Turner with a time of 54.06 in the 400m (three points) and senior Trienty White in the triple jump with her jump of 11.99m (one point).

Sophomore Ed Wright chipped in the most points for the Cal men. Wright finished third in the high jump with his mark of 2.10m, securing six points for the Bears.

In the 800m sophomore Alex McClary was clocked at 1:49.85 giving the Bears five points. Also earning points for the men was senior Nestor Solis in the 400m with the time of 47.29 (four points), in the 110m hurdles sophomore Craig Gallimore was timed at 14.17 (four points), freshman Mark Matusak finished sixth in the 1500m with his time of 3:45.04 (three points), freshman Nate Rolfe was marked at 55.12m in the discus (one point) and freshman Jake Hanson nagged one point in the 400m hurdles with his time of 53.75.

Now those Golden Bears who qualified for the NCAA West Regional will travel to Provo, Utah on May 26-27, for a chance to qualify to the NCAA Championships held in early June in Sacramento, Calif.

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