Johnson Wins 800 in Record Time at NCAA Championships

March 10, 2007

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - California junior Alysia Johnson won the women's 800-meter run in an indoor school-record time of 2:03.47 on Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track Center. Johnson beat Oregon's Rebekah Noble, the runner-up who last year won the 800 title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Johnson's title is Cal's first NCAA championship since Bevan Hart won the men's decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2000.

Cal junior Ed Wright took sixth place in the men's high jump with a mark of 2.19 meters (7-2.25). Auburn's Donald Thomas won with a mark of 2.33 (7-7.75), which tied the facility record.

Bears junior Cassandra Strickland also took sixth in her event, the women's triple jump, with a mark of 13.07 meters (42-10.75).

In Cal's final event of the NCAA Championships, Bears senior Giliat Ghebray did not finish in the final of the men's 3,000 meters.

The final team standings have not yet been tabulated.

NCAA Indoor Championships

Cal Results - Saturday

Women's 800-Meter Final
1. Alysia Johnson 2:03.47*.

Men's High Jump Final
6. Ed Wright 2.19 meters (7-2.25).

Women's Triple Jump Final
6. Cassandra Strickland 13.07 meters (42-10.75).

Men's 3000-Meter Final
-- Giliat Ghebray DNF.

* Cal school record

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