Track Runs into the Night at John Knight Twilight

April 8, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's track team will be running into the night when they compete at the John Knight Twilight in Monmouth, Ore. Friday April 9, hosted by Western Oregon University.

Oregon State will be sending 19 runners to the John Knight Twilight run to compete in five middle and long distance runs. They will be competing in the 800 meter, 1,500 meter, 1,600 meter, 5,000 meter, and 10,000 meter events.

Freshman Taylor Hunt (Tigard, Ore.) posted the best time for the Beavers so far this spring in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:16.16 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival last month. She will be competing in the event along with Laura Carlyle, Abby Chesimet, Casey Masterson, Sylvia Veal, Ashley Mayfield, and Ashley Berry. There will be three sections for this event.

Jennifer Macias, Ariel Clark, Lorine Cruz, Lauren Graebner, Taylor Nowlin, Kristin Oenning, Laurel Parks, and Olivia Poblacion will all be competing for the Beavers in the 1,500 meters which will be ran in three sections.

The Beavers will also send a group to compete in the 4x400 meter relay. Berry, Graebner, Oenning or Mayfield, and Hunt will be competing in the event. It is only the second time this spring that a relay has competed.

The 5,000 meter run will see Josylnn Corredor, and Jenny O'Conner compeating for Oregon State along with Marsha Lampi running unattached.

In the final event of the day for the Beavers, Emily Olson will be competing in the 10,000 meter run.

The last time out for the Beavers, junior Abby Chesimet shattered the school record in the 5,000 meter by more than 10 seconds with a time of 16:37.99 at the Stanford Invitational. The record was previously held by Kathy Knowlton set in 1985. Sandra Martinez also passes Knowlton on the all-time list for the event with a time of 16:47.46.

The Beavers will be competing at the John Knight Twilight at the following times:
5:30pm - 800 Meters - Three Sections
6:35pm - 1,500 Meters - Three Sections
7:40pm - 4x400 Meter Relay - One Section
7:50pm - 5,000 Meters - One Section
8:35pm - 10,000 Meters - One Section

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