Hasay finishes fourth in NCAA 5,000

Oregon's Jordan Hasay faded over the final 200 meters tonight and finished fourth in the women's 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Hasay, the former Mission Prep star, took the lead with about two laps remaining in the race and with 300 meters to go, the race was between Hasay, Villanova's Sheila Reid and Georgetown's Emily Infeld.

Reid, who passed Hasay on the anchor leg of the distance medley relay at the NCAA indoor championships in March to give her team the win then, surged past Hasay with about 200 meters to go tonight and Infeld later made her move and went by Hasay.

Reid won the race in 15 minutes, 37.57 seconds. Infeld was second at 15:38.23, and then Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino passed Hasay just before the finish in 15:40.69. Hasay was clocked in 15:41.00.

Hasay was attempting to become the first women's runner in NCAA history to win the 1,500 and 5,000 at the same meet. She was the favorite entering the 5,000 and has the top time in the NCAA this season in the 1,500. Hasay's main challengers in Saturday's 1,500 figure to be Reid, Sacramento State's Lea Wallace, who was in the 800 final tonight, and Oregon teammate Becca Friday. Last season, Hasay was third in the NCAA outdoor 1,500.

Saturday's NCAA meet will be broadcast live on CBS from 10 a.m. to noon. The women's 1,500 is expected to start at 10:18 a.m.

Hasay's fourth-place finish was worth five points and vaulted Oregon into the team lead with 33 points. The Ducks figure to be in a tight team battle with two-time defending champ Texas A&M and LSU today. Oregon has finished second each of the past two seasons.

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