Cal Throwers Compete at UCSD Triton Invitational

April 18, 2007

BERKELEY - California sends a small contingent of Golden Bears to the UCSD Triton Invitational this Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, in San Diego. A highly regarded throwers' meet, Cal will send a few Bears, most of whom have already posted NCAA regional-qualifying marks, down south.

Last Time Out:
Bears Post 8 Regional Qualifiers at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
Cal posted eight NCAA regional-qualifying marks or times during the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Edwards Stadium April 13-14 despite a wet day on the finale of the meet. Morning rain last Saturday pushed the start time back a couple of hours, though the sun finally peeked out from behind the clouds by the end of the meet.

Golden Bears senior Kurt Seefeld set a regional-qualifying and season-best discus throw of 171-6 (52.27 meters) to take third in the men's event.

Senior teammate Kelechi Anyanwu collected regional qualifiers to win the women's discus (167-7, 51.09 meters) and shot put (47-6.25, 14.48). Bears sophomore Missy Faubus took second in both events with a regional-qualifying 150-4 (45.82) in the discus and a 46-10.25 (14.28) in the shot.

Cal junior Alysia Johnson ran a regional-qualifying and season-best 54.43 to win the women's 400-meter dash. This was Johnson's first 400 of the outdoor season. Sophomore teammate Evelyn Smith was second in her Cal lifetime-best 56.74 in her first 400 of the outdoor season.

Bears junior Thomas Mack had the best collegiate time in the men's 110-meter hurdles, with a regional-qualifying 14.10 to take second overall. Former Bear Tim Bogdanof won the race in 14.09. Current sophomore Jordan Paul was third in 14.33.

On Friday, Cal senior Carrie Johnson posted an NCAA regional-qualifying 210-9.5 (64.25 meters) to win the women's hammer throw. Bears junior John Ludden also recorded a regional qualifier in the men's hammer with a toss of 194-3 (59.22) to take third.

Johnson hit her mark with her third attempt of the day.

Up Next:
Cal Hosts California Collegiate Challenge
After the UCSD Triton Invitational, Cal hosts the inaugural California Collegiate Challenge April 27-28 at Edwards Stadium.

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