Carlyle sets record in 1,500 Meter

May 8, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon State track sophomore Laura Carlyle improved her personal best time in the 1,500 meter run by over three seconds to break the school record at the Oregon Twilight at Heyward field in Eugene, Ore. Saturday night.

Carlyle ran her 1,500 meter race in a record setting time of 4:24.04. Her time is over a full second better than a time set by Casey Masterson earlier this season. Her time is the 14th best time in the Pac-10 this season.

Taylor Hung finished third in the section 2 running of the 800 meter with a time of 2:16.48. Ashley Berry finished fourth in the section 2 running and Ashley Mayfield finished fifth after finishing with times of 2:17.46 and 2:18.11 respectively.

Competing in and winning the men's high jump was Oregon State football student-athlete Obum Gwacham who won with a height of 6'-11.75.'

'I'm really proud of both Laura (Carlyle) and Obum (Gwacham) and how they competed today. Obum has not jumping in six weeks and Lauren coming off of sprained ankle several weeks ago and set her personal record by over three seconds. It should pretty much solidify a western regional qualifying bid for her.'

Freshman Kristin Oenning competed in the women's high jump which started at 5'-3' and had three good attempts but could not clear the mark.

'It would have been a little better if they started a little lower but she had some good attempts,' Sullivan said. 'She is still getting her jumping legs under her but she has done well for only training for a couple of weeks.'

Oregon State will be back on the track at the Pac-10 Championships in Berkeley, Calif. May 15-16. It will be hosted by the University of California.

800 Meter Run (Top Five and Oregon State Times)
1. Johnson, Lauren (Unattached) 2:07.25; 2. Friday, Becca (Oregon) 2:07.55; 3. Moore, Cori (Portland) 2:07.58; 4. McGown, Amber (Speed River TFC) 2:08.47; 5. Steinbeck, Chloe (Oregon) 2:08.64; 10. Hunt, Taylor (Oregon State) 2:16.48; 11. Berry, Ashley (Oregon State) 2:17.46; 12. Mayfield, Ashley (Oregon State) 2:18.11

1,500 Meter Run (Top Five and Oregon State Times)
1. Buckman, Zoe (Oregon) 4:16.66; 2. Cummins, Dianne (Mountain Wes) 4:17.25; 3. Kesselring, Anne (Oregon) 4:17.71; 4. Blood, Nicole (Oregon) 4:18.85; 5. Nosenko, Dina (Wake Forest) 4:20.45; 10. Carlyle, Laura (Oregon State) 4:24.04.

Men's High Jump
1. Gwacham, Obum (Oregon State) 6-11.75; 2 Lindsey, Grant (Unattached) 6-11.75; 3. Klech, David (Oregon) 6-10.75; 4. Lampe, Jacob (Portland) 6-04.75; 5. Ojala, Kai (George Fox) 6-02.75.

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