June 11, 2008
WASHINGTON - American University track and field junior Carlos Jamieson placed 12th in heat one of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 5000 meter run Wednesday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Iowa.
Jamieson completed the race in a time of 14:49.01, failing to advance to the finals heat on Friday. The top six competitors from both heat one and two along with the remaining top-four finishers from either heat qualify for the finals.
Jamieson's appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships was the first of his career and the first for an AU runner in the 5000 meter run. Jamieson qualified for the national meet with a fourth-place finishing time of 14:09.56 at the NCAA East Regional Meet May 30.