Former Bangor High star Masters finishes 7th in 1,500 at U.S. championships

Posted June 28, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Bangor High School running star Riley Masters recorded a seventh-place finish in the men’s 1,500 at the U.S. National Championships Saturday at Sacramento State University’s Hornet Stadium.

Masters finished the race in 3 minutes, 40.05 seconds, improving on his time of 3:43.02 in Thursday’s prelims.

Leo Manzano, the silver medalist in the 1,500 at the London Olympics, won the national title with a time of 3:38.63. Pat Casey, who was a teammate of Masters at the University of Oklahoma, placed second at 3:38.94 and two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong took third in 3:39.11.

Masters, who competes for Brooks Running out of Seattle, set a meet record earlier this spring in the 1,500 at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University, posting a 3:38.42.

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