Friday, July 3, 2009

Former Husky Ingvill Måkestad second at ExxonMobil Bislett Games over 800m...

OSLO, Norway--Former University of Washington standout Ingvill Måkestad (left/photo courtesy University of Washington) finished second in the 800 meter run at the the ExxonMobil Bislett Games Friday at Bislett Stadium.

Måkestad, who competed at Washington during the 2004 season, ran a personal best time of 2:02.54 to finish behind Great Britain's Claire Gibson, who won with a time of 2:01.42.

According to statistics compiled by the University of Washington, Måkestad, a native of Odda, Norway, ran 4:42.17 indoors over one mile, and 9:35.25 over 3000 meters in her one season as a Husky. She finished ninth at the 2003 Pac-10 cross country championships, and was Washington's #2 runner at the NCAA championships that season.

Måkestad is the reigning Norwegian national champion at 800 and 1500 meters.

Complete results of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, one of the premier events in the IAAF Golden League meetings, can be accessed here.

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