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Hasay wins third straight in 3,200 at Arcadia

Published by
Shane   on Apr 13 2008, 07:53 PM

By Times Staff

ARCADIA - Jordan Hasay won her anticipated duel with Christine Babcock Saturday night and set yet another national class 3,200 meter/two mile class record at the Arcadia Invitational in the process.

Hasay passed Babcock, an Irvine Woodbridge senior, in the last 100 meters to win the women's invitational 3,200 in 10:03.07 to Babcock's 10:04.03. The Mission Prep junior and Arroyo Grande resident ran the third-fastest girls U.S. time ever at the distance. Kim Mortensen, who was the only U.S. girl to break 10 minutes in the 3,200, owns the first and second-fastest times ever nationally.

Hasay set the national junior class record. She set a class record when she won the 3,200 race at Arcadia as a freshman. She set a sophomore class record when she won the two mile there last year.

Seniors Chelsea Cassulo of Lompoc and Jeanette DeWitt provided other big local highlights at Arcadia Saturday night. Cassulo smashed her personal best in the shot put, finishing third at 42-8 1/2 in the women's invitational division. DeWitt placed fourth at 147-4 in the women's invitational discus.

Lompoc coach Claudia Terrones said, “Chelsea's personal best before this was 41-2, also this year. She may have broken the school record (tonight). Obviously, we're very happy with where she's at.”

Hasay pronounced herself happy too, after she countered Babcock's unexpected mid-race move.

Hasay said, “I led for the first mile, then she passed me.” She chuckled. “We didn't really have a race plan for that. We thought she'd try to stay on my shoulder, then try to pass me at the end with her speed.

“I'd planned to make a mid-race move, but whenever I tried to pass her, she just kept surging. I just tried to hang in there. It was nice that she led (most of the second half). I wasn't expecting that. I think it helped both of us.”

Among St. Joseph representatives at Arcadia, Mariah Vail tied for seventh in the women's open shot put at 37-7; Teresa Loya was 14th in the women's invitational shot put at 37-2; and Jeff Blake finished eighth in the men's open high jump at 6-0 Friday.

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