Cal Track & Field BIO
Cassandra Strickland
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Cassandra Strickland 1518962
Position: Long Jump-Triple Jump-High Jump
Year: Senior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Foothill HS

unior (2007): Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection...posted a 42-7 (12.98 meters) in the qualifying round of the triple jump at the NCAA championships and placed 17th...recorded a wind-aided 42-5.50 (12.94 meters) to place fifth in the triple jump at the NCAA West Regional...posted a regional-qualifying 42-8 (13.0) in the triple jump to take second at the Pac-10 championships...also recorded an 18-1.50 (5.52) in the long jump at the Big Meet to tie teammate Lollie Onipede for fifth...took sixth in the triple jump, with a mark of 13.07 meters (42-10.75) to earn All-America honors...notched a lifetime-best triple jump of 43-3.25 (13.19) to win the event at the Dan DeHart Invitational...had a season-best long jump of 18-1.75 (5.53) at the Husky Classic.

Sophomore (2006): Posted a lifetime-best and Cal's season-best triple jump of 13.05 meters (42-9.75), which was also an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, at the Arizona-California Challenge...notched Cal's second-best high jump of the season with a 1.60 (5-3) at the Arizona-California Challenge...had her season-best best long jump of 5.79 (19-00) at the Husky Classic...selected MPSF academic all-conference...honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

Freshman (2005): Represented the United States and finished seventh in the triple jump (40-1.50) in the Pan Am Games...USATF Junior National Champion in the triple jump...set the team season-high mark of 42-01.50 at the NCAA championships, in which she placed 17th...placed third in the triple-jump (41-7) at the NCAA West Regional, advancing to the NCAA the Hornet Invitational, recorded a season-best 19-04.75 (5.91m) in the long jump...posted her season-best high jump (5-05.00) at the Big Meet.

High School: A 2004 graduate of Foothill High School...two-time Nevada state champion in the triple jump...boasts PRs of 41-8 in the triple jump, 19-5 in the long jump and 5-6 in the high jump...also participated in varsity volleyball and on the varsity dance team...a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born in Las Vegas, Nev....parents are Gerald and Mildred Strickland...sibling, Gernae, attended San Francisco State University...wants to become a sports studies major.

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