Cal Posts 10 NCAA Regional Qualifiers at Stanford Invitational

March 31, 2007

STANFORD, Calif. - California posted 10 NCAA regional-qualifying marks or times on Saturday at the Stanford Invitational with the Golden Bears' throws corps producing eight of those marks. On that list was Cal senior Carrie Johnson's lifetime-best 211-5 in the women's hammer throw.

That mark keeps Johnson in second place on Cal's all-time top 10 list for the hammer behind Cal throws coach Jennifer Joyce (214-0).

On the final day of the two-day Stanford meet, Bears sophomore Emilee Strot and senior teammate Kelechi Anyanwu also moved up Cal's all-time charts in the women's shot put. Strot notched a regional-qualifying and lifetime-best mark of 49-11.25 to move up to No. 5 at Cal and Anyanwu posted a regional-qualifying and lifetime-best 49-10 to rise to No. 7 in the record books.

Sophomore teammate Missy Faubus, who like Strot and Anyanwu posed regional qualifiers in the shot last week at the Jim Click Shootout, also posted a regional qualifier this week in the shot with a 49-5.5.

That same trio, which recorded regional qualifiers in the discus last week, notched regional qualifiers this week in the discus with Anyanwu tossing a 171-7, Strot throwing a 166-7 and Faubus posting a 164-9.

In the men's hammer, Cal junior John Ludden collected a regional-qualifying mark of 192-9, while in the men's high jump, Bears junior Ed Wright posted a regional qualifier of 7-1.

Cal sophomore Jordan Paul ran a regional-qualifying and lifetime-best 14.17 in the men's 110-meter hurdles. Sophomore teammate Mark Matusak paced the Bears in the 5,000, running a lifetime-best 14:16.28.

The Bears return to the Farm for the 113th Big Meet on Saturday, April 7.

Stanford Invitational

Cal Results from Saturday

Track Events

Women's 1,500-Meter Run (B Sections Final)
40. Rowena Tam 4:37.08.

Women's 5,000-Meter Run (Section 2 Final)
20. Bridget Duffy 17:16.67. 29. Rebecca Yau 18:10.94.

Men's 1,500-Meter Run (B Sections Final)
25. Michael Coe 3:52.90.

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles (Final)
5. Jordan Paul 14.17*. 6. Craig Gallimore 14.33.

Men's 5,000-Meter Run (Section 2 Final)
17. Mark Matusak 14:16.28.

Field Events

Women's Pole Vault (Top Sections Final)
7t. Katie Morgan 12-2.0 (3.71 meters).

Women's Shot Put (Top Sections Final)
4. Emilee Strot 49-11.25 (15.22 meters)*. 5. Kelechi Anyanwu 49-10 (15.19)*. 7. Missy Faubus 49-5.50 (15.07)*.

Women's Hammer Throw (Top Sections Final)
2. Carrie Johnson 211-5 (64.43 meters)*.

Women's Discus Throw (Top Sections Final)
8. Kelechi Anyanwu 171-7 (52.29 meters)*. 9. Emilee Strot 166-7 (50.77)*. 10. Missy Faubus 164-9 (50.22)*.

Men's Shot Put (Top Sections Final)
10. Craig Kent 50-9.50 (15.48 meters).

Men's Hammer Throw (Top Sections Final)
6. John Ludden 192-9 (58.76 meters)*.

Men's Discus Throw (Top Sections Final)
10. Kurt Seefeld 167-3 (50.99 meters).

Men's High Jump Final
3. Ed Wright 7-1 (2.16 meters)*.

Men's Pole Vault (Top Sections Final)
NH Ryan Shuler.

* NCAA regional qualifying standard

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