Masterson Runs Fourth Fastest 800m Time in OSU History

May 9, 2009


EUGENE, Ore. – Freshman Casey Masterson led the way for the Oregon State women’s track team at the Oregon Twilight, running the fourth fastest 800-meters time in school history on Saturday at Hayward Field.


Masterson (Eugene, Ore.) finished fifth in a 13-runner field with a time of 2:11.29, a personal best.


In the 5,000-meters, sophomore Hayley Oveson finished ninth in a field of 23 with a time of 17:05.17. Oveson’s time was good enough for the fifth fastest time in school history. Oveson held the fifth spot previously, but improved her time by two seconds at the Twilight.


Other Oregon State results included Sylvia Veal, running unattached, finishing sixth in section one of the 1,500-meters with a time of 4:29.98, Abby Chesimet finishing third in section B of the 1,500-meters with a time of 4:41.26, and Holly Thomson took 13th in the 800-meters with a time of 2:16.31.


Oregon State women’s track will return to action next Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, in Eugene, Ore. for the Pacific-10 Championship meet.

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Oregon State Results:

800m: 5. Casey Masterson 2:11.29; 13. Holly Thomson 2:16.31; 1,500m (section B): 3. Abby Chesimet 4:41.26. 1,500m (section 1): 6. Sylvia Veal 4:29.98. 5,000m: 9. Hayley Oveson 17:05.17.

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