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Masterson, Kosinski win conference titles

Two former area athletes now competing at the the college level were both successful at their recent, respective league championships — each winning Division I titles.

Kosinski, who briefly held the national record back in 2007 as an Oak Ridge prep in the 1,600, won the Pac-12 championship in the 10,000 with a time of 34:19.67.

A fifth-year senior at the University of Oregon, Kosinski, a six-time All American, missed the 2011 season with a back injury. Now healthy, the ex-Trojan helped the Ducks’ womens team to its fourth straight championship with her win, the first time she’s ever ran that distance competitively.

More recently, Kosinski qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships with a fourth place finish last weekend in the 5,000 at the Mark A. Myers Track in Austin, Texas. The NCAA finals are June 6-8 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Joining her will be Ponderosa alum Derek Masterson, a redhirt junior at UC Santa Barbara who won the Big West Multi Event Championship after his performance in the Decathalon.

In winning, Masterson set personal records in the Long Jump (23-8.75), the Shot Put (46-7.5) and the 110 hurdles (15.13). Overall he tallied 7,355 points. His career best is 7,558 and he’s currently ranked 19th in the NCAA. For his efforts Masterson was the Big West Athlete of the Week.

Masterson also helped the boys team win the Big West title. In that meet he was sixth in the long jump and seventh in pole vault.

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Posted by on Jun 4 2012.
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