Beavers Head For NCAA West Regional

Nov. 11, 2004

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13Oregon State at NCAA West Regional;Fresno, Calif.; 11 a.m.

Oregon State will send seven runners to the NCAA West Regional in Fresno, Calif. this Saturday. The race starts at 11 a.m. in Woodward Park. Fresno State is hosting the regionals for the 14th time, and for the first since 2000.

All the Pacific-10 schools will be represented this year, as well as other strong cross country teams such as California-Santa Barbara, Cal Poly and Idaho.

The top two teams will qualify as a team to go to the NCAA Championships, which will be held Nov. 22 in Terra Haute, Ind. Also the top four individual runners not from those two qualifying teams will win a bid to the championships.

Representing Oregon State this Saturday will be Ashley Younce, Neoma Palmer, Kaitlin Poggi, Taylor Bryant, Jean-Marie Peterson, Lauren Denfeld and Katie Magnuson. Magnuson competed for the first time this season at the Oregon State Track Club Invitational on Oct. 23 after spending much of the autumn recovering from an injury.

'This is the first race she is going to run on the [varsity] team because she was injured during the summer,' head coach Kelly Sullivan said of Magnuson.

The NCAA West Regional will mark the end of the season for the Beavers, but Sullivan is optimistic about what the experience will bring to the team.

'The biggest thing is giving this young group the experience and letting them see what regionals is all about,' Sullivan said. 'And that's probaby the most important thing, so that next year when we go back it will be familiar to them.

'And I think we want to finish on a high note and get the opportunity to race a few more teams, but the biggest thing is getting more experience.'

In the team's first season after reviving the women's cross country and track programs, Sullivan is impressed with what the Beavers have accomplished and is looking forward to next season.

'I think realistically at the beginning of the year, we figured we were going to be 10th, but a distant 10th,' Sullivan said. 'And for us to actually really scare Cal and USC and be as competitive as we were; I'm excited about where we're going to be 12 months from now.'

OREGON STATE'S LATEST MEET: The Beavers went to San Francisco to take on the rest of the conference at the Pacific-10 Championships in Golden Gate Park on Oct. 30.

Sophomore Ashley Younce led the way for the Beavers with her 31st place finish in the 92-runner field, with sophomore Neoma Palmer following close behind with her 36th place finish.

Stanford won the 6,000-meter team race for the ninth consecutive year with 30 points. Arizona State was second with 47 points and also boasted the top individual runner, Amy Hastings, who finished in a time of 20 minutes, 19 seconds.

Younce finished the race in a time of 22:02, while Palmer had a time of 22:17.

'Overall, I'm pleased with the girls,' OSU head coach Kelly Sullivan said. 'We went into the season projected to be 10th, and in most cases not even a close 10th place. But to be able to walk away from the meet knowing that we could have been eighth is good and positive for the team and the future.'

Oregon State just missed the ninth place spot by one point and eighth place by five points.

'We're just looking forward to regionals in two weeks and see if we can step it up even more,' Sullivan said. 'Probably the big thing to mention is we're a program that's only been together for eight weeks and for us to be that competitive compared to others that have been doing it forever; we're excited about that.'

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	20:30.46Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000)	20th of 64	24:24.64Oct. 30	Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - did not runTAYLOR 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 runOct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000)	76th of 92	23:31MACY 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 EW Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club 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 EW Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30 	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - 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 EW Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) 	45th of 64	26:04.9Oct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - 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	20:05.8Oct. 23 	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000)	78th of 92	23:35STACEY 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 EW Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - 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	20:05.58Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) 	21st of 64	24:25.78Oct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - did not runJULIE 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	19:53.28Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - did not runNOELLE 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	20:12.2Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) 	85th of 92	24:19ASHLEY 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	23:20.95Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) 	52nd of 64	27:29.18Oct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - did not runKATIE 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 runOct. 16	at EW Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 23 	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) 	15th of 64	24:14.78Oct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - 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	19:24.2Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) 	36th of 92	22:17MEGAN 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 EW Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championship (6,000) - 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	20:35.9Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000)	82nd of 92	24:31KAITLIN 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	19:12.7Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000)	52nd of 92	22:43LISA 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	19:40.71Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000)	88th of 92	24:31ANGIE 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 EW Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - 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	21:22.84Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000)	44th of 64	25:59.24Oct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - did not runKELSEA 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 EW Invitational/Jim Danner Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30 	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - 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	20:44.1Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000)	30th of 64	24:56.77Oct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - did not runHEATHER 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	19:34.41Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30 	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000)	87th of 92	24:29TIA 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	21:31.12Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) 	42nd of 64	25:48.38Oct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000) - did not runMICHELLE 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	21:13.1Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000)	91st of 92	25:28ASHLEY 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	18:48.6Oct. 23	at Oregon State Track Club Invitational (5,000) - did not runOct. 30 	at Pacific-10 Championships (6,000)	31st of 92	22:02
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