McPherson Takes 4th in High Jump at USA Championships

June 23, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS - California sophomore Inika McPherson took fourth place in the women's high jump final with a leap of 6-00 (1.83 meters) on Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium at IUPUI. Former Golden Bears star Grace Upshaw won the women's long jump title with a mark of 22-01.50 (6.74 meters).

McPherson had taken sixth place in the high jump at the recent NCAA Outdoor Championships.

In the women's hammer throw final in Indianapolis, Cal senior Carrie Johnson placed 13th with a toss of 208-11 (63.67), while in the first round of the men's 110-meter hurdles, junior Thomas Mack was 24th with a time of 14.03. He did not advance to Sunday's semifinal round.

Other former Bears competed on Saturday, with Antonette Carter taking 12th in the women's long jump with a mark of 20-05.00 (6.22) and Rhuben Williams tying for 10th in the men's shot put final with a toss of 62-03.25 (18.98).

On Sunday, the final day of the meet, Cal senior Kevin Davis will run in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase final scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET and Bears junior Alysia Johnson will compete in the women's 800-meter run final at 1:50 p.m. ET.

USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Cal Results

Field Events

Women's High Jump Final
4. Inika McPherson 6-00.00 (1.83 meters).

Women's Hammer Throw Final
13. Carrie Johnson 208-11 (63.67 meters).

Track Events

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles First Round
24. Thomas Mack 14.03.

Results of Former Cal Athletes

Men's Shot Put Final
10t. Rhuben Williams 62-03.25 (18.98 meters).

Women's Long Jump Final
1. Grace Upshaw 22-01.50 (6.74 meters)w. 12. Antonette Carter 20-05.00 (6.22 meters)w.

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