Olson Wins Steeplechase With Best Mark In C-USA At Mt. SAC Relays

Heather Olson won the Open-A section of the Steeplechase

April 19, 2013

WALNUT, Calif.- Heather Olson posted the top time in C-USA this season to win the 3,000 m steeplechase Open-A section at the Mt. SAC Relays. Olson ran a career-best 10:23.14, which ranks 24th in the NCAA, entering today's action.

Marie Thompson posted a career-best in the 10,000 meter race, running a 35:13.79, the third-leading time in Conference USA this season.

Keltie John finished third in her section of the 1,500 meter run, posting a season-best 4:33.52.

Sarah Mason posted a career-best 4:41.49 in the 1,500 meter run.

Halsey Fowler posted a 10:54.44 in the 3,000 m steeplechase, despite having her shoe untied for most of the race, which was her first steeplechase of the season.

In addition, a pair of male athletes competed in the 10,000 m for Rice, with Gabe Cuadra running a career-best 29:49.43, becoming only the second Rice athlete to eclipse 29:50 since 1989, and John Cavallo running a career-best 10:37.38.





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