California Women Finish Sixth, Carter Shines at the NCAA West Regional

May 27, 2006

PROVO, Utah - In the final day of the NCAA West Regional Senior Antonette Carter continued her success in the sprints and sophomore Alysia Johnson finished second in the 800m, as the women finished in sixth place with 47 points. The men's team finished 14th with 12.50 points on Saturday in Provo, Utah.

Carter finished third in both the 100m and 200m. After breaking the school record in the 200m on Friday, Carter was clocked at 23.07 earning six points with her third place finish in the finale. The races' winner USC's Carol Ridriguez set the west region's record in the race with her time of 22.62 today. Carter also finished third in the 100m with her time of 11.24, earning six points.

Carter also joined senior Osarhiemen Omwanghe, senior Tiffany Johnson and freshman Chandra Picott in the 4x100m relay. The group finished fourth with their time of 44.99, earning five points.

In the 800m, Johnson still could not get past Oregon's Rebekah Nobel in todays final. Johnson finished in second at 2:08.04, earning eight points. Johnson also finished second behind Nobel at the Pac-10 Championships earlier this month.

Omwanghe finished sixth in the 100m hurdles with her time of 13.46, earning three points. Tiffany Johnson, earned two points for the Golden Bear women with her seventh place time in the 200m (23.89). In the 400m, Brook Turner secured three points with her sixth place finish (55.18).

Junior Carrie Johnson finished fifth in the hammer with her mark of 63.08m (206-11), earning four points. Redshirt Freshman Emilee Strot was marked at 49.91m (162-01) in the discus, earning three points for the Bears with her sixth place finish.

On the men's side, senior Nestor Solis finished sixth in the 400m, with his time of 47.71. Solis earned three points for the Golden Bear men. Freshman Mark Matusak was clocked at 4:04.23 in the finals of the 1500m, earning a point for his eighth place finish.

Sophomore Ed Wright earned 2.50 points with his mark of 2.06m (6-09.00) in the high jump, finishing sixth. Freshman Ryan Young finished ninth in the men's javelin with his mark of 65.28m (214-02) and senior Paul Teinert tossed a 63.88m (209-07) finishing 10th.

The Bears that qualified for the NCAA Championships will travel up interstate 80 to Sacramento to compete for national honors on June 7-10.

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