Cal Opens Indoor Season in Idaho

Jan. 20, 2007

NAMPA, Idaho - California opened the 2007 indoor season with a strong showing at the Hampton Inn & Suites Classic. Overall, the Golden Bears won four events: the men's 60-meter hurdles, men's 800 meters, women's 800 meters and women's 4x400-meter relay.

Cal junior Thomas Mack ran an 8.07 to lead a sweep of the top three spots in the 60 hurdles. Sophomore Jordan Paul was second (8.31) and junior teammate Steven Conrad was third (8.64). Senior teammate Jonas Hallgrimsson was the fourth Bear in the six-man field and placed sixth (8.97).

Bears sophomore Francis Gadayan won the men's 800 (1:52.69), sophomore teammate Mackenzie Pierce ran in Flight 1 of the women's 800 and had the overall best time (2:10.83), and the Cal quartet of junior Brook Turner, Pierce, sophomore Kandi Bonty and sophomore Evelyn Smith, running in Flight 1, won the women's 4x400-meter relay (3:48.93).

The Cal foursome of junior Alex Beitashour, Gadayan, Mack and senior Nestor Solis took second in the 4x400-meter relay (3:17.50).

A full recap will follow.

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