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Runners enjoy steeplechase

By BOB PUTNAM, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published May 26, 2002

ORLANDO -- After watching the steeplechase on TV last week, Jeff Masterson decided to try the event at the 26th annual Bert M. Warden Golden South Classic on Saturday.

The freshman from Mitchell said the 2,000-meter race, which included a barrier and a big pool of water, would be fun. But not too fun according to Jeff's father, George Masterson, who ran the event at Buffalo State.

"My dad told me it's tougher than it looks," Masterson said.

Masterson prepared by mapping the course in his head. He then went to the parking lot with Wesley Chapel's Kurt Able five minutes before the race to jump over road blocks.

But once Masterson got up to the starting line, he decided to forget all the strategy and just run. He ended up third with a time of 6 minutes, 26.23 seconds. Able ran 6:43.85 to finish fourth.

"This was a blast," Masterson said. "I got wet the first time I went through the water and that barrier seemed to get bigger and bigger with each lap, but it was a relaxing kind of race. I'm glad I did it."

Masterson and Able placed the highest among Pasco County's contingent.

Others who placed in the top eight were Wesley Chapel's Kenny Roberts and Angela Medvid, both of whom ran the 400 hurdles. Roberts was sixth (57.40 seconds) and Medvid was seventh (1:14.52).

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