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Oct. 19, 2004

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23Oregon State Track Club Invitational;Avery Park; 9:30 a.m.

In its last meet before the Pacific-10 Championships, Oregon State is gearing up for its one Corvallis meet of the women's cross country sesaon. The Oregon State Track Club Invitational is scheduled for Avery Park at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

'This is the first time that Oregon State has worn a uniform in Corvallis over 16 years, so it's exciting for the group that will be competing,' OSU head coach Kelly Sullivan said of the meet, which is part of OSU's Homecoming Weekend. 'It will be fun for the track club, also, because they started the meet four years ago and they've been very supportive and helpful getting this program started.'

The last time OSU had a varsity race in Corvallis was during the 1988 track and field season, as the Beaver Twilight Meet on May 26 was the final home meet before Oregon State dropped track and field.

One has to dig further into the record books to find the Beavers' last cross country meet in Corvallis. The men's team won the Oregon State Invitational on Sept. 27, 1980 while the women's team was running elsewhere that day; OSU's last women's cross country meet in Corvallis came in winning the Oregon State Invitational on Oct. 20, 1979.

The Beavers' runners from last week's Eastern Washington Invitational (Ashley Younce, Kaitlin Poggi, Neoma Palmer, Lauren Denfeld, Noelle Harer, Jean-Marie Peterson and Michelle Wilson) and OSU's top three finishers from the Jim Danner Invitational (Heather Wales, Lisa Roberton and Julie Garcia) will be taking the weekend off as they prepare for the Pac-10 meet to be held Oct. 30 in San Francisco, Calif.

Competing for the first time this season on Saturday will be sophomore Angie Sabuco and juniors Katie Magnuson and Erin Clark. Rounding out the rest of the lineup are six runners from last week's Jim Danner Invitational: Jaime Fuller, Marcie Aker, Tara Stirewalt, Allie Schroeder, Tia Williams and Ashley Larson.

'It will be their last race of the season, so we're trying to taper them down and get their feet underneath them,' Sullivan said. 'They've been doing really well. And they'll be the flag bearers (in OSU's first home meet in 17 years), which will be fun.'

OREGON STATE'S LATEST MEET: Oregon State split its squad last weekend, sending eight runners to Cheney, Wash. for the Eastern Washington Invitational, while sending nine more to the Jim Danner Invitational in Gresham, Ore. hosted by Willamette University.

At the Eastern Washington Invitational, the Beavers came in a close second, losing only to Calgary by 14 points. Sophomore Ashley Younce led the way with a second-place finish for OSU while freshman Kaitlin Poggi came in fourth.

'Overall at the Eastern Washington meet we were pleased,' OSU head coach Kelly Sullivan said. 'We had some really good performances.'

The individual champion of the meet was Shannon Slater-Popowich from Calgary with a time of 18 minutes and 31.7 seconds. Younce finished in 18:48.6 and Poggi in 20:05.8 seconds.

'Kaitlin probably had her best meet of the year,' Sullivan said.

One change made to the lineup was the absence of Taylor Bryant, a transfer from Oregon, who withdrew due to illness to ensure she would be ready for the Pacific-10 Championships.

'Having Taylor in the race would have made a bigger difference in the team score and we might have gotten closer to winning,' Sullivan said. 'But we got out of it exactly what we wanted to.'

The group at the Jim Danner Invitational finished fourth in an 11-team field with freshmen Heather Wales and Lisa Roberton leading the way for the Beavers with 34th and 37th finishes, respectively.

Willamette took the first place honors with 36 points with Portland's B team right behind at 55. Unattached entry Lorilynn Bloomer won the competition in a time of 17:59.19.

Wales finished the Blue Lake Park course in 19:34.41 and Roberton finished in 19:40.71.

'I think overall the girls ran very well,' assistant coach Rhonda Riley said. 'They all just put in a great amount of energy and effort into the race and all of them just had solid performances.'

HEAD COACH KELLY SULLIVAN: Kelly Sullivan came to Oregon State in January, 2004 to re-start OSU's program after being head cross country and track and field coach at nearby Willamette University, a Division III school in Salem, Ore., since 1997. Sullivan was also an assistant coach at Auburn from 1984-96, and head coach at Clackamas Community College (Ore.) from 1980-84.

Sullivan, 47, guided Willamette's teams to three top-10 national finishes in cross country and track and coached 23 All-Americans, including five individuals who won national championships. t Auburn, he coached 36 All-Americans and at Clackamas he coached 24 NJCAA All-Americans.

Sullivan was an All-American in the steeplechase and cross country at Willamette before graduating in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in History and Education. A native of Nehalem, Ore., he graduated from Neah-Kah-Nie High.

OREGON STATE TAKES TO THE ROAD: Oregon State will spend at least the first season of its revived cross country and track programs without a home course or track. The Beavers will run in one meet in Corvallis, the Oregon State Track Club Invitational at Avery Park on Oct. 23; that's during OSU's Homecoming Weekend.

OREGON STATE INDIVIDUAL FINISHES: Here's where Oregon State runners have finished in meets this fall:

MARCIE AKERDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	36th of 54	21:43Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	114th of 180	20:01Oct. 16	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	61st of 103	20:30.46TAYLOR BRYANTDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	69th of 180	19:02.71Oct. 16	at Eastern Washington Invitational (5,000) - did not runMACY CAMPBELLDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 16	at EWU Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runNICOLE CRAWFORDDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 16	at EWU Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runERIN CLARKDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 16 	at EWU Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runLAUREN DENFELDDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	14th of 54	20:02Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	63rd of 118	23:13.56Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	61st of 180	18:55.96Oct. 16 	at Eastern Washington Invitational (5,000)	16th of 61	20:05.8STACEY FISCHERDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	34th of 54	21:29Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 16	at EWU Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runJAIME FULLERDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	38th of 54	21:46Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	106th of 118	25:08.69Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	119th of 180	20:12.71Oct. 16	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	45th of 103	20:05.58JULIE GARCIADate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	94th of 180	19:30.09Oct. 16	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	41st of 103	19:53.28NOELLE HARERDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	28th of 54	20:58Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	83rd of 118	23:53.70Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	90th of 180	19:25.26Oct. 16	at Eastern Washington Invitational (5,000)	22nd of 61	20:12.2ASHLEY LARSONDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	167th of 180	22:44Oct. 16	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	101st of 103	23:20.95KATIE MAGNUSONDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000) - did not runNEOMA PALMERDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	14th of 118	21:43.02Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	21st of 180	17:47.67Oct. 16	at Eastern Washington Invitational (5,000)	7th of 61	19:24.2MEGAN PEROZZIDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 16	at EWU Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runJEAN-MARIE PETERSONDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	94th of 118	24:17.33Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	77th of 180	19:07.64Oct. 16	at Eastern Washington Invitational (5,000)	34th of 61	20:35.9KAITLIN POGGIDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	51st of 118	22:56.09Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	33rd of 180	18:11.37Oct. 16 	at Eastern Washington Invitational (5,000)	4th of 61	19:12.7LISA ROBERTONDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	25th of 54	20:37Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	101st of 118	24:40.00Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	106th of 180	19:50.32Oct. 16	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	37th of 103	19:40.71ANGIE SABUCODate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 16	at EWU Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runALLIE SCHROEDERDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	47th of 54	22:56Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	115th of 118	26:33.10Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	154th of 180	21:33.16Oct. 16	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	82nd of 103	21:22.84KELSEA SCHWINGDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	51st of 54	24.30Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 16	at EWU Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runTARA STIREWALTDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	42nd of 54	22:04Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	111th of 118	25:53.30Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	130th of 180	20:39.88Oct. 16	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	66th of 103	20:44.1HEATHER WALESDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	35th of 54	21:36Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	105th of 118	25:02.10Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	103rd of 180	19:44.92Oct. 16	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	34th of 103	19:34.41TIA WILLIAMSDate	Event (meters)	Time	PlaceSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000) - did not runSept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000) - did not runOct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	152nd of 180	21:29.41Oct. 16 	at Jim Danner Invitational (5,000)	86th of 103	21:31.12MICHELLE WILSONDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	22nd of 54	20:25Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	88th of 118	24:01.82Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	104th of 180	19:46.20Oct. 16	at Eastern Washington Invitational (5,000)	42nd of 61	21:13.1ASHLEY YOUNCEDate	Event (meters)	Place	TimeSept. 10	at Pier Park Invitational (5,000)	3rd of 54	18:42Sept. 18	at Washington Invitational (6,000)	16th of 118	21:47.68Oct. 2	at Willamette Invitational (5,000)	11th of 180	17:29.57Oct. 16	at Eastern Washington Invitational (5,000)	2nd of 61	18:48.6
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