Cal Track & Field BIO
Alima Kamara
Player Profile:
Alima Kamara 1251079
Other Position: 800-400
Year: Junior
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Cesar Chavez HS
Experience: 2 Letters
  • Ran the No. 2 400m in school history as a freshman when she crossed the line at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet in 52.75 to qualify for nationals
  • Anchored the 4x400m relay that qualified for the 2010 NCAA meet with a time of 3:36.81 (#5 all-time at Cal)
  • Set school records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and high jump at Cesar Chavez HS

Junior (2012): Paced the Bears in the 400m with a 53.87 from the Payton Jordan Invitational ... set a PR of 23.91 in the 200m at the Brutus Hamilton Invite ... ran anchor on Cal's No. 1 4x100m relay that posted a time of 44.89 at the Pac-12 Championships ... qualified for the Pac-12 final in the 400m, but did not start the race ... active during the indoor season, running the 200m, 400m and 600m during the regular season. Sophomore (2011): Led Cal in the 400m with a season-best 53.88 in a victory at the Big Meet ... qualified for the 400m final at the Pac-10 meet but did not finish in the championship race ... did not run indoors. Freshman (2010):Had the No. 20 prelim time at NCAA Championships (54.79) ... fifth in the 400m at the Pac-10 Championships in 54.10 ... helped the relay to fourth at the conference meet ... also ran Cal's No. 2 time for the season in the 200m, going 24.24 at Stanford in early March ... indoors, ran the anchor leg on Cal's 4x400m relay at the MPSF meet that finished eighth (3:46.83) ... also sixth in the 400m (55.66) ... helped the Bears' distance medley relay to a school record and NCAA provision time of 11:19.93 at MPSFs, which was good for second place. High School: Entered Cal with bests of 24.98 in the 200m and 55.60 in the 400m ... injured hamstring limited her performances her senior year ... finished ninth in the state in the 400m as a junior ... a three-time team MVP ... named her school's Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... PR in the 100m is 11.54 ... also played two years of varsity basketball. Personal: Born Feb. 2, 1991, in San Jose, Calif. ... parents are Foday and Mariama Kamara ... brother, Juma, plays basketball overseas after playing collegiately at Portland State ... lists kayaking and cycling among her hobbies ... conservation and resource studies major.

Career Best Marks
Event    Mark   Date
200     23.91   April 28, 2012
400     52.75   May 28, 2010
800   2:14.65   March 26, 2011
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