Ghebray Takes 13th Place in 5000m at NCAA Championships

June 9, 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California junior Giliat Ghebray took 13th place in the final of the men's 5000-meter run on Friday evening at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Sacramento State's Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. Ghebray ran a time of 14:28.33, while Wisconsin junior Chris Solinsky won the event with a time of 14:11.71.

Senior Antonette Carter ended her Golden Bears career when she ran a 23.39 in the 200-meter dash semifinal on Friday but did not advance to the final. Carter, who also competed in the long jump preliminary on Wednesday in Sacramento, took 11th place in the 200; nine advanced to the final. She finished .11 seconds behind the ninth-place runner, Auburn's Tamara Thomas (23.28).

Carter finishes her career as a two-time All-American, after taking fifth in the 200-meter dash and seventh in the long jump at the 2005 NCAA Championships. She is also Cal's women's record-holder in the 100-meter dash (11.33) and 200-meter dash (22.79) and the women's freshman record-holder in the 100-meter dash (11.61).

On the final day of the NCAA Championships tomorrow, Cal senior Paul Teinert competes in the men's javelin final scheduled for 10 a.m., while sophomore teammate Alysia Johnson, who ran the fastest times in the 800-meter preliminary and semifinal rounds, competes in the 800-meter final scheduled for 12:05 p.m.

California Results on Day 3 of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Women's 200-Meter Dash Semifinal
11. Antonette Carter 23.39.

Men's 5000-Meter Run Final
13. Giliat Ghebray 14:28.33.

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