Tyerman breaks 29-year-old school record

EUGENE — Running with college-level athletes stride for stride, Crater's Kayleigh Tyerman eclipsed one of her school's longest-standing records on Saturday during the University of Oregon Preview Meet at Hayward Field.

The Comet senior covered the women's 1,500-meters course in 4 minutes, 36.36 seconds to place fifth overall and establish a new school record. The previous mark of 4:37.2 was set in 1980 by Debbie Simon.

Oregon runners Zoe Buckman (4:21.68), Nicole Blood (4:22.07) and Matt Bridgmon (4:27.12) took the top three spots in the top-level event, with University of Portland's Elizabeth Keaveny just ahead of Tyerman in 4:35.22.

Tyerman recently signed to run for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo next season. She placed second at the Class 5A cross country meet last fall for the second straight year, and was second in last year's state track meet in the 800 and 3,000 meters.

Also in action Saturday, Crater's Zach Elliott finished sixth in the men's 3,000 B Section run with a time of 8:56.77. Oregon's Kevin McNally won the event in 8:42.42, while Elliott's time stands to be a state best at the 5A level so far this spring.

Crater sophomore Max Runia finished 16th in the same race with a time of 9:20.

Another Comet sophomore, Damaris Remigio, was seventh in the women's 1,500 B Section run by finishing in 5:12.

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