Poblacion Wins in 3K Steeplechase

April 19, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. - Redshirt freshman Olivia Poblacion took home the victory in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Lewis & Clark Invitational in Portland, Ore. Saturday with a career best time.

Poblacion, a native of Portland, finished the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a career best time of 11:23.43 to claim her first career event win. It is the first event win by any Oregon State runner so far this spring. Her time moves her up the all-time list into fifth place in only her second time ever running the event.

In the 1,500 meter run, Ashley Mayfield, Ashley Berry, Taylor Hunt and Lauren Graebner all set season bests at the Lewis & Clark Invitational. Mayfield recorded the best finish for Oregon State finishing sixth with a time of 4:49.28. Berry finished seventh with a time of 4:50.34. Hunt finished eighth and Grabner finished ninth with times of 4:50.90 and 4:52.00 respectively.

Larene Young, a redshirt senior from Klamath Falls, Ore. Finished fourth in the 5,000 meter run with a season best time of 18.31.67. Emily Olsen finished sixth with a season best time of 18:44.73. Joslynn Corredor finished seventh and Taylor Hunt finished eighth with season time bests of 18:48.39 and 18:50.07 respectively. Jenny O'Connor finished 11th with a season best time of 19:32.52.

Oregon State acquired 27 points at the Lewis & Clark Invitational and finished as a team in ninth place out of the 16 teams competing.

Oregon State returns to the track Friday, April 30 at the Oregon Relays at Heyward Field in Eugene, Ore.

1,500 Meter Run (Top Five and Oregon State Times)1. Johnson, Lauren (Club 185 Striders 4:30.59; 2. Taylor, Alice (Concordia (Ore.)) 4:36.23; 3. Livstrom, Illana (Lewis & Clark) 4:40.40; 4. Moran, Lauren (Concordia (Ore.)) 4:43.10; 5. Mohror, Kristen (UO Running Club) 4:45.66; 6. Mayfield, Ashley (Oregon State) 4:49.28; 7. Berry, Ashley (Oregon State) 4:50.34; 8. Hunt, Taylor (Oregon State) 4:50.90; 9. Graebner, Lauren (Oregon State) 4:52.00; 12. Clark, Ariel (Oregon State) 4:55.00; 17. Cruz, Lorine (Oregon State) 5:02.59; 27. Oenning, Kristin (Oregon State) 5:17.42.

3,000 Meter Steeplechase (Top Five and Oregon State Time) 1. Poblacion, Olivia (Oregon State) 11:23.43; 2. Krantz, Rita (Lane CC) 12:29.85; 3. Haack, Shey (Lane CC) 13:07.44; 4. Pesanti, Maggie (Concordia (Ore.)) 13:19.28; 5. Korpela, Kattarina (Warner Pacific) 13:33.70.

5,000 Meter Run (Top Five and Oregon State Times)1. Phillips, Amanda (Unattached) 17:41.19; 2. Arch, Brittany (Northwest Christian) 18:09.65; 3. Auer, Sarah (Portland) 18:11.62; 4. Young, Lorene (Oregon State) 18:31.67; 5. Howard, Bethany (Northwest Christian) 18:41.17; 6. Olsen, Emily (Oregon State) 18:44.73; 7. Corredor, Joslynn (Oregon State) 18:48.39; 8. Nowlin, Taylor (Oregon State) 18:50.07; 11. O'Connor, Jenny (Oregon State) 19:32.52.Support Oregon State University Athletics by making your tax deductible donation to the Beaver Athletic Student Fund. For more information follow this link or call 541-737-2370. You can make an 'Everyday Champion' Follow Beaver Athletics on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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