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February 07, 2009

Gebreselassie, Masterson lead Eagles at Hoosier Invitational

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.Senior distance runner Sam Gebreselassie (Avon, Indiana) and freshman middle distance runner Wes Masterson (Danville, Indiana) recorded top-five finishes Saturday to lead the University of Southern Indiana men's track and field team at the Hoosier Invitational.

Sam Gebreselassie

Wes Masterson

Gebreselassie finished fourth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16 minutes, 25.13 seconds, while Masterson was fifth in the 800 meters with a time of two minutes, 00.66 seconds.

As a team, the Screaming Eagles had four top-five finishes and 10 top-10 performances. The distance medley relay team of sophomore Derrick Thomas (Elkhart, Indiana), sophomore Andrew Nalin (Evansville, Indiana), and freshmen Bryan Suarez (Okeechobee, Florida) and John Latta (Brazil, Indiana) posted the Eagles' top finish by placing third with a time of 10 minutes, 58.75 seconds.

USI's DMR team of Masterson, sophomore Scott Kern (Evansville, Indiana), and freshmen Joe Angermeier (Mooresville, Indiana) and Andrew Duggan (Evansville, Indiana) placed fifth to round out the Eagles' top-five performances.

The Eagles return to action February 13-14 when they compete at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet in Allendale, Michigan.

Dan McDonnell,
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