Teinert Sets Javelin Mark, Johnson 3rd in 800m at NCAAs

June 10, 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California senior Paul Teinert broke his own school record in the men's javelin final and sophomore teammate Alysia Johnson took third place in the 800-meter run on Saturday, the final day of competition, at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Sacramento State's Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. Teinert, who took fifth place in the javelin, had a mark of 236-00 (71.93) with his third throw in the final to break his old school record of 235-11. Johnson, in the 800, ran a personal record of 2:03.04, which is the second fastest time in Cal history.

Both Teinert and Johnson also earned All-American status with their final performances today.

North Carolina junior Justin Ryncavage won the javelin with a throw of 243-04 (74.18), while Oregon freshman Rebekah Noble won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02.07.

The Cal women end the championships tied for 37th place with six points from Johnson's final effort. The Cal men tied for 46th place with the four points from Teinert's performance. Auburn, with 57 points, won the women's team title and Florida State, with 67 points, won the men's team title.

California Results on Day 4 of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Men's Javelin Final
5. Paul Teinert 263-00 (71.93)^#.

Women's 800-Meter Run Final
3. Alysia Johnson 2:03.04^.

^Personal Record. #School record.

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