Oveson Runs Fifth Fastest 5,000m Time In OSU History

April 24, 2009

 

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EUGENE, Ore. – Strong 5,000-meters performances by the Oregon State women’s track team was headlined by sophomore Hayley Oveson  finishing the race with the programs fifth fastest time in history at the Oregon Relays on Friday.

 

Oveson (La Grande, Ore.) ran the 5,000-meters in 17:07.14 in the first section at Hayward Field finishing 15th in a 30-runner field.

 

Sophomore Marsha Lampi (Portland, Ore.) also had an outstanding performance in the 5,000-meters running a 13-second personal best in a third place finish in section two. Lampi ran the race in 17:26.95, just five seconds from breaking into Oregon State’s all-time best list.

 

Senior Holly Thomson (Eugene, Ore.) highlighted the 1,500-meter runners for the Beavers finishing eighth with a time of 4:38.67.

 

Assistant coach Chas Davis was also in competition running in the 5,000-meters for the Boulder Running club. Davis finished 18th of 25 with a time of 15:24.17.

 

Freshman regional qualifier Casey Masterson (Eugene, Ore.) will be the lone Beaver in competition on Saturday in the 800-meters scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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Oregon State results: 800m (Section B): 9. Jackie Brown 2:23.94. 1,500m (Section 2): 8. Holly Thomson 4:38.67. 1,500m (Section B) 9. Natosha Buruse 4:48.15; Lorine Cruz DNF. 3,000m steeplechase: 12. Jennifer Macias 11:26.65. 5,000m (Section 1): 15. Hayley Oveson 17:07.14; 21. Abby Chesimet 17:26.49; 22. Krista Stangel 17:30.24; Michelle Childs DNF; Sylvia Veal (unattached) DNF. 5,000m (Section 2): 3. Marsha Lampi 17:26.95; 5. Hannah Soza-Hodgkinson 17:32.56; 9. Rebecca Mishler 17:57.20; 18. Kambria Schumacher 19:21.58; 20. Cassandra Schumacher 19:52.97; Melissa Kauffman DNF.

 

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