Cal Women's 4x100 Relay Earns At-Large Bid to NCAAs
June 3, 2008
BERKELEY - The California track and field team received one at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, announced by the organization today. The women's 4x100-meter relay, consisting of sophomore Kimyon Broom, juniors Kandi Bonty and Kristin Holmes, and freshman Cherrelle Garrett will join the other Golden Bears who automatically qualified at last weekend's NCAA West Regional.
At the west regional, Cal earned 12 qualifiers from 11 student-athletes. Junior Martin Maric advanced in both the discus and the javelin, but Maric will only compete in the discus at the national championships.
Also among the Bears participating next week is senior All-American Alysia Johnson. Johnson, who has successfully defended both her Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional 800-meter titles this season, is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in that event and is the defending NCAA champion in 800.
The NCAA Championships run from June 11-14 in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by Drake University.
2008 California NCAA Championships ParticipantsDavid Torrence 1500Mark Matusak 1500Jake Hanson 400-Meter HurdlesMartin Maric DiscusEd Wright High JumpRyan Young JavelinKatie Morgan Pole VaultCassandra Strickland Triple JumpCherrelle Garrett 100Alysia Johnson 800Evelyn Smith 400-Meter HurdlesKimyon Broom, Kandi Bonty, Women's 4x100 RelayKristin Holmes, Cherrelle Garrett