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

Posted June 28, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.
Former Bangor High School running standout Riley Masters finished seventh in the 1,500 in the U.S. National Track and Field Championships Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.
Former Bangor High School running standout Riley Masters finished seventh in the 1,500 in the U.S. National Track and Field Championships Saturday in Sacramento, Calif. Buy Photo

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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