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Carlyle Continues Breaking Records
Palo Alto, CA
This time around OSUJuniorLaura Carlyle had her own school record in hersights as she toed the line for the 1500m atthe Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford Uni-versity on Sunday. Carlyle shattered thatrecord, which she set in 2010 with a 4:23.86,by clocking an impressive 4:18.73 and takingthird in her section.
"It was a great field today.” Oregon State
head track coachKelly Sullivan said following
the meet. "She reached another level today.She isn't one to show a lot of emotion, but shewas very happy and excited."Carlyle ran aggressively from the gun hit-ting opening splits of 69 seconds at 400m and2:18 at 800m, she was never any further backthan fourth throughout the race and battled forposition all the way through the finish line.
“She told me she turned her brain off and said to herself „I really wantthis no matter how I feel‟, a big step for sure,” said Sullivan.
Cobb Track and Angell Field has become a comfortable venue for Car-lyle, she broke the school record in the 5000m, by running a 16:19, onemonth earlier at the Stanford Invitational.Her 1500m effort on Sunday, was only her second of the season, heropening time of 4:26.34 at the Mt. Sac Relays was hampered by a verycrowded and slowly paced race and not feeling her best.
“Despite the outcome, I learned a lot from the race at Mt. Sac, whichhelped me accomplish everything I wanted this weekend,” said Carlyle.
Carlyle also showed her range by running a solo 800m in a 2:09 per-sonal record and won the John Knight Invitational on April 9th.Carlyle is slated to run the 1500m at the Pac-10 Championships,hosted by the University of Arizona on May 13-14 in Tucson, Arizona.
“I had a lot of fun this weekend and can‟t wait for the next one,” said
Carlyle after arriving back home in Corvallis. She now owns four school re-cords total, the others also coming in the indoor mile and indoor 3000, notbad for a girl who never ran in high school, Read more about her story: