Cal's Belger Qualifies for NCAAs in 800m at Mt. SAC Relays

April 20, 2002

WALNUT, Calif. - California senior Erin Belger ran the best 800 meter race of her career at the Mount SAC Relays Saturday to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships. Belger, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., won the fastest flight of the 800m in 2:04.60, bettering her previous Cal best of 2:07.66 set as a sophomore.

In the men's 800m, Cal junior Mike Pestorich clocked a PR for the second-straight week. He placed third in a heat of the University/Open Division in 1:52.06.

The 400m also was a strong event for the Bears. Cal junior Mark Blanco and freshman Randy Fair posted PRs in separate heats of the University/Open 400m, finishing second (48.07) and fourth (48.29), respectively. Sophomore Chloe Jarvis took third in a 400m University/Open heat with a PR of 56.33.

Below are the Cal results from Friday and those that were available as of Saturday evening. The 44th-annual Mount SAC Relays conclude tomorrow.

Cal Women's Results:400m (U/O): 3. Chloe Jarvis 56.33. 800m (U/O): 1. Erin Belger 2:04.60. 800m (U/O): 9. Lindsey Maclise 2:15.75. Pole Vault (U/O): 9. Danielle Navarre 11-5.75.

Cal Men's Results:400m (U/O): 2. Mark Blanco 48.07. 400m (U/O): 4. Randy Fair 48.29, 6. Desmond McGill 48.44. 800m (U/O): 3. Mike Pestorich 1:52.06. 3000mSC (U/O): 18. Martin Conrad 9:12.0ht. Long Jump (U/O): 4. Jeremiah Tolbert 22-3.75.

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