Johnson Tops 800m for Second Straight Day at NCAA Championships

June 8, 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California sophomore Alysia Johnson ran the fastest time in the women's 800-meter run for the second straight day at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, running a personal-record 2:04.76 in the semifinal round on Thursday at Sacramento State's Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. Johnson's semi time replaces her Wednesday preliminary time of 2:05.10 as the fourth fastest in Cal history and puts her in Saturday's final.

Minnesota freshman Heather Dorniden (2:04.98) was the runner-up to Johnson, finishing .22 seconds behind the Canyon Country, Calif., product.

Cal senior Paul Teinert reached the men's javelin final with a throw of 224-08 (68.47m) in the preliminary round on Thursday. Teinert, who threw his qualifying mark on the second of three tosses, finished ninth overall in the javelin prelim. Freshman teammate Ryan Young, with his best throw of 21402 (65.28m) today, did not advance to Saturday's javelin final. The athletes with the top 12 marks advanced to the final, and Young's mark left him 14th.

Bears junior Carrie Johnson fouled on all three of her throws in the women's hammer prelim.

On Friday, Cal senior All-American Antonette Carter competes in the 200-meter dash final scheduled for 5:45 p.m. and junior teammate Giliat Ghebray competes in the men's 5000-meter run final scheduled for 7 p.m.

California Results on Day 2 of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Women's Hammer Throw Preliminary
- Carrie Johnson (fouled on all three throws)

Men's Javelin Throw Preliminary
9. Paul Teinert* 224-08 (68.47m). 14. Ryan Young 214-02 (65.28m).

Women's 800-Meter Run Semifinal Round
1. Alysia Johnson*^ 2:04.76.

*Advanced to next round. ^Personal record.

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