Coe Runs Automatic Qualifier, Bears Add 5 Provisional Qualifiers at Husky Classic

Feb. 14, 2009

SEATTLE - California junior Michael Coe claimed an automatic NCAA qualifying time in the men's 3,000-meter run and the Golden Bears added five provisional qualifiers in the Husky Classic at the Dempsey Indoor Facility on Saturday. Bears senior Inika McPherson (in the women's high jump) and sophomore teammate Cherrelle Garrett (women's 60-meter dash) hit season bests to post provisional qualifiers. Senior teammate Ed Wright was third in the men's high jump with a provisional qualifier of 2.18 meters (7-1.75), and Cal senior Katie Morgan and sophomore Bear Cyrena Giordano posted provisional qualifiers in the women's pole vault.

Coe ran a time of 7:48.05 to take second in the men's 3000-meter run. Both Coe and Oklahoma State's German Fernandez (7:47.97) surpassed the old Dempsey Indoor record of 7:48.59 set by former Cal star Bolota Asmerom.

A full recap will follow.

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