Johnson Takes Third In 800-Meter Final at NCAA Indoor Championships
March 15, 2008
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - California senior All-American Alysia Johnson took third in the NCAA 800-meter final at the NCAA Indoor Championships Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. Johnson, the 2007 800-meter NCAA indoor champion, crossed the finish line with a time of 2:05.47. LSU's Latavia Thomas won the NCAA title, clocking in at 2:05.07, followed by second-place Heather Dorniden of Minnesota (2:05.45).
'We didn't accomplish what we wanted to, but we're still very proud of them,' said Cal interim director of track and field Tony Sandoval. 'Ed had a lot of great jumps and Alysia gave it her all. There's a fine line between doing well and winning championships.'
Johnson earned All-America honors for the sixth time of her collegiate career. She currently has two NCAA 800-meter titles, and she also won the 800-meter title at the 2007 USA Championships.
Senior Ed Wright placed seventh in the high jump, posting a mark of 7-0.25 (2.14m). Wright also earned All-America honors, the third time of his collegiate career.
Cal has next week off before opening the 2008 outdoor season at the Sacramento State Nike Elite meet on Saturday, March 29.
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Women's 800 Meters - Final
3 Alysia Johnson 2:05.47
Men's High Jump - Final
7. Ed Wright 7-0.25 (2.14m)