Track & Field: Carl Horsley and Marie Veale’s seasons ends at USA Outdoor Championships

Photo Credit: Go Matadors

Photo Credit: Go Matadors

Kenneth Berry

Senior Carl Horsley and Junior Marie Veale’s seasons ended in the preliminary heats of the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

The USA Outdoor Championships took place from Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27. Horsley, a 2015 All-American, Horsley ran 10.32 seconds in the 100 meters and 20.86 seconds in the 200 meters. His opponents included Olympian and top-five world sprinter Tyson Gay, another Olympian in Walter Dix, and fellow collegiate stars and current top-five world sprinter Dedric Dukes of the University of Florida and Trayvon Bromell of Baylor University.

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Veale finished 20th overall with a time of 23.38 seconds in her first-ever USATF Championships. She was third in the Big West at 200 meters, and ran a lifetime-best of 23.29 at the NCAA Preliminary Round on May 29. Veale ran against some of the world’s best such as junior Jenna Prandini of the University of Oregon, who was a driving force behind the Duck’s first Women’s Track and Field championship since 1984, fellow sprinters sophomore Kyra Jefferson from the University of Florida and NCAA 200-meter champion Dezerea Bryant from the University of Kentucky.

In his CSUN career, Horsley first earned All-America honors in 2013. He finished 17th overall in the 100 meters with a time of 10.22 at the NCAA Championships. The Oakland, Calif. native finished seventh in his heat 19th overall with a time of 20.85 in the 200 meters.

Horsley’s 100 and 200 meter times at the national championships were his third-best times of the season in both events.

Horsley is the only male in Big West Conference history to win both the 100 and 200 meters three times. He is also the Matador record holder for both events.

His career-best times are 10.03 in the 100 meters and 20.70 in the 200 meters.