Masterson Breaks Own Record in 1,500 Meter

April 17, 2010

WALNUT, Calif. - Casey Masterson improved on her own school record in the 1,500 meter as the Oregon State women's track team concluded competition Friday at the 52nd Annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

Masterson, a sophomore from Eugene, Ore., improved on her won school record time in the 1,500 Meter olympic development run with a time of 4:25.18 during the evening session of the event. She had previously set the school record in 2009. Her run Friday improved her season best by four seconds.

Sylvia Veal and Abby Chesimet started the day off for the Beavers in the 1,500 meter Open University run. Veal ran a time of 4:34.17 which is a season best. Chesimet came in just behind Veal with a time of 4:34.30 which was a personal record by four seconds.

Redshirt sophomore Laura Carlyle was slated to compete in the 5,000 meter Olympic Development run but decided to play it safe after nursing an ankle that was hurt previously in the week.

Another group from the Oregon State women's track team will be competing Saturday, April 17 at Lewis & Clark in the 1,500 meter, 5,000 meter and 3,000 meter steeplechase runs with a 12 p.m. rolling events start.

1,500 Meter Run Open University (Top Five and Oregon State Times)1. Laura Esther Galvan (Mexico) 4:25.20; 2. Dana Mecke (UTSA) 4:25.38; 3. Ruth Senior (New Mexico) 4:26.24; 4. Jane Larson (Seattle Pacific) 4:26.54; 5. Kristine Eikrem-Engeset (SMU) 4:26.58; 27. Sylvia Veal (Oregon State) 4:34.17; 29. Abby Chesimet (Oregon State) 4:34.30.

1,500 Meter Run Olympic Development (Top Five and Oregon State Times)1. Heidi Gregson (Iona) 4:21.37; 2. Kristie Krueger (Georgia) 4:21.70; 3. Ashley Miller (Nebraska) 4:22.01; 4. Kailey Campbell (Washington) 4:22.34; 5. Kristen Gillespie (Arkansas) 4:22.56; 10. Casey Masterson (Oregon State) 4:25.18.

5,000 Meter Run Open University (Top Five and Oregon State Times)1. Shalaya Kipp (Colorado) 16:29.38; 2. Caitlin Comfort (Wisconsin) 16:32.95; 3. Allix Lee-Painter (Idaho) 16:33.43; 4. Carolyn Ellis (Cal St. Fullerton) 16:33.72; 5. Lisa Baumert (Unattached) 16:36.39; 29. Jennifer Macias (Oregon State) 17:31.759.

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