5 Bears Added to Roster for NCAA Championships

May 30, 2007

BERKELEY - The NCAA named five California athletes as at-large entrants to the NCAA Outdoor Championships scheduled for June 6-9 in Sacramento - senior Carrie Johnson, who will compete in the women's hammer, senior Kelechi Anyanwu (women's discus), senior Giliat Ghebray (men's 5,000-meter run), junior Steven Conrad (decathlon) and junior David Torrence (men's 1,500-meter run). Cal now has 16 athletes competing in Sacramento, including the 11 who automatically qualified for NCAAs via the recently completed NCAA West Regional.

Also, Golden Bears sophomore Mackenzie Pierce, who had already qualified for the NCAA Championships in the women's 4x400-meter relay, will take part in the 800-meter run, sophomore Emilee Strot, already a qualifier in the women's shot put, is now a contender in the discus and sophomore Evelyn Smith will be on hand, likely as an alternate, for the women's 4x400-meter relay.

The 11 Bears who qualified for NCAAs at the regional were Pierce, Strot, Alysia Johnson (800 and 4x400-meter relay), Ed Wright (high jump), sophomore Inika McPherson (women's high jump), junior Thomas Mack (men's 110-meter hurdles), junior Cassandra Strickland (women's triple jump), senior Kevin Davis (men's 3,000-meter steeplechase), junior Brook Turner (women's 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay), senior Carrie Johnson (women's hammer) and sophomore Kandi Bonty (women's 4x400-meter relay).

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