Carlyle Leads Runners with Second Best School Record Mile Time
Jan. 30, 2010
Seattle, Wash. – Redshirt sophomore Laura Carlyle (Kelowna, British Columbia) ran the second fastest indoor mile in school history, finishing in 4:55.95 at the Washington Invitational to lead the Beavers on Saturday afternoon.
Carlyle, racing in the second heat of the timed finals, nearly won the section coming up short by only two-hundreths of a second to Madeline Meyers, competing unattached. Carlyle finished 12th overall out of 42 competitors logged in to compete.
“We had a good start with this group,” head coach Kelly Sullivan said. “Laura Carlyle highlighted the day with a near win in the mile with a personal record. Abby Chesimet also ran an indoor mile personal record. Hannah Soza-Hodgkinson ran really well in the 3,000 meters, running right at her personal best, while Regina Lopez ran a 24-second personal record, set in high school. And Taylor Nowlin ran a three-second PR from high school. So overall we were very pleased.”
Rounding out the 37 runners in the finals included junior Abby Chesimet (Astoria, Ore.), finishing 20th in 5:02.14, junior Ashley Berry (Medford, Ore.) placing 30th in 5:16.75 and freshman Sabrina Lopez (Los Angeles, Calif.) coming in right behind in 31st in 5:19.93. Chesimet’s time places her fifth all-time in the record books.
Junior Hannah-Soza Hodgkinson (Forest Ranch, Calif.) led the six competitors in the 3,000 meters, finishing 41st overall in 10:15.96, remaining in eighth place all-time, but improving the record by 26-hundreths of a second. Soza-Hodgkinson finished fourth in the first section of the timed finals.
Junior Jennifer Macias (Hermiston, Ore.) was close behind, finishing 43rd overall, finishing sixth in the 18-runner first section in 10:22.69. Freshman Regina Lopez (Los Angeles, Calif.), redshirt freshman Emily Olsen (Medford, Ore.) and freshman Taylor Nowlin (West Linn, Ore.) finished back-to-back-to-back from 45th to 47th.
Oregon State heads back up to Washington to compete in the Husky Classic. The two-day indoor track event begins on Friday, Feb. 12, in Dempsey Indoor.
Mile Finals Results (Top Five and Oregon State Finishes) – 1. Jessica Pixler (Seattle Pacific) 4:33.46; 2. Julia Howard (Valley Royals) 4:44.68; 3. Julia Tschanz (U. of Victoria) 4:47.55; 4. Emma Coburn (Colorado) 4:48.63; 5. Jane Larson (Seattle Pacific) 4:48.87; 12. Laura Carlyle (Oregon State) 4:55.95; 20. Abby Chesimet (Oregon State) 5:02.14; 30. Ashley Berry (Oregon State) 5:16.75; 31. Sabrina Lopez (Oregon State) 5:19.93.
3,000 Meters Finals Results (Top Five and Oregon State Finishes) – 1. Amy Hastings (Unattached) 8:58.45; 2. Jen Rhines (Unattached) 8:58.47; 3. Allie McLaughlin (Colorado) 9:23.31; 4. Sharla Manuele (Southern Utah) 9:25.21; 5. Kim Conley (Asics Aggies) 9:25.51; 41. Hannah Soza-Hodgkinson (Oregon State) 10;15.96; 43. Jennifer Macias (Oregon State) 10:22.69; 45. Regina Lopez (Oregon State) 10:39.33; 46. Emily Olsen (Oregon State) 10:40.69; 47. Taylor Nowlin (Oregon State) 10:45.15; 52. Lorine Cruz (Oregon State) 11:09.49.
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