BEAVERS CONTINUE TO WIN AT THE MT. HOOD OPEN

March 12, 2005

Gresham, Ore. - Oregon State women's track brought home three wins this Saturday at the Mt. Hood Open. The Beavers competed in the 800, 1,500, and 3,000 meters, winning both sections of the 1,500 and one in the 800.

OSU competed against Portland, Mt. Hood, Eastside Stride, Western Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Western Baptist, Lewis and Clark College, Highline, Lane, Treasure Valley, Portland State, Clark, Clackamas, Warner Pacific, and Swocc.

'The meet went really well and I am very pleased,' OSU Head Coach Kelly Sullivan said. 'We improved over a great start last weekend, and I think the girls felt more comfortable racing and preparing this time around.'

Jean-Marie Peterson who finished first for the Beavers in the 1,500 at last weekend's meet, brought home her second win of the season in the 800's first section with a time of 2:17.41. Taylor Bryant brought home a first place finish in the first section of the 1,500 with a time of 4:44.56, while Kaitlyn Poggie came in second with a time of 4:45.09. Lauren Denfeld finished the second section of the 800 in first place with a time of 4:55.13, while Heather Walls finished second with a time of 4:57.49.

'I'm really pleased with Taylor, Kaitlyn, Laura, and Heather,' Sullivan said. 'Of course I'm very happy with Jean-Marie getting her second win in a row. Everything is going well, we won three races today and I'm really pleased. We are just having fun!'

The Beaver's next race is Saturday, March 19th at the Oregon Preview in Eugene, Oregon. The starting time is set for 10 a.m.

OREGON STATE AT MT. HOOD OPEN

TOP INDIVIDUALS AND OREGON STATE FINISHERS

1,500 METERS (FIRST HEAT, OUT OF 11): 1. Taylor Bryant, OSU, 4:44.56; 2. Kaitlin Poggi, OSU, 4:45.09; 3. Kristen Rohde, UP, 4:46.83; 4. Neoma Palmer, OSU, 4.49:23; 5. Ashley Francis, OSU, 4:52.81; 6. Ashley Younce, OSU, 4:52.84; 7. Michel Wilson, MH, 4:53.44; 8. Stephanie Caitan, UP, 4:53.44; 9. Noelle Harer, OSU, 4:56.34; 10. Nicole Crawford, OSU, 5:01.45; 11. Diana Sanchez, ES, 5:02.88.

1,500 METERS (SECOND HEAT, OUT OF 10): 1. Lauren Denfeld, OSU, 4:55.13; 2. Heather Wales, OSU, 4:57.49; 3. Cynthia Alencio, Unattached, 4:58.86; 4. Tara Stirewalt, OSU, 4:59.63; 5. Stacie Wells, WOU, 5:05.97; 6. Sara Dates, EOU, 5:21.02; 7. Kim Parry, WOU, 5:08.34; 9. Jill Nielson, WB, 5:24.35; 10. Liz Newman, Clark, 5:27.52.

1,500 METERS (THIRD HEAT, OUT OF 2): 1. Erin Gray, unattached, 4:50.33; 2. Elise Sabin, UP, 4:54.31.

800 METERS (FIRST HEAT, OUT OF 8): 1. Jean-Marie Peterson, OSU, 2:17.41; 2. Tylar Stephenson, PSU, 2:21.29; 3. Jessica Harper, Clackamas, 2:25.79; 4. Jen Peterson, WOU, 2:26.06; 5. Elise Meagle, Clackamas, 2:26.09; 6. Crystal Lundhal, H, 2:27.79; 7. Julie Garcia, OSU, 2:28.97; 8. Tiffany Gibson, L, 2:31.47.

800 METERS (SECOND HEAT, OUT OF 8): 1. Marcia Bribesca, C, 2:18.74; 2. Katie Dye, C, 2:24.94; 3. Elise Aschwanden, OSU, 2:26.64; 4. Stephanie, Colkid, EOU, 2:29.64; 5. Becca Mielke, EOU, 2:33.99; 6. Sara Bates, EOU, 2:34.76; 7. Darcie Huffaker, TVCC, 2:38.06; 8. Inan Kluyev, C, 2:43.73.

1500 METERS (OUT OF 22): 1. Bobeya Krisbuck, PSU, 10:10.98; 2. Kari Konrad, WOU, 10:22.87; 3. Stacy Bielenberg, PSU, 10:24.80; 4. Katie Gilbert, L, 10:40.58; 5. Shannon McKenzie, LC, 10:56.77, 6. Jaime Fuller, OSU, 10:57.10; 7. Maria Bribesca, C, 10:59.87; 8. Katie Magnuson, OSU, 11:00.77; 9. Michelle Wilson, OSU, 11:01.83; 10. Audra McNally, C, 11:19.92; 11. Diana Quam, UP, 11:24.79; 12. Tiffany Passi, Clackamas, 11:25.19; 13. Danielle Friend, UP, 11:27.76; 14. Breanna Mercer, OSU, 11:35.60; 15. Cindy Glenn, C, 11:41.24; 16. Lyndsey Bartell, Clackamas, 11:42.91; 17. Samantha Becker, C, 11:55.63; 18. Ashley Mulvancy, Mt. Hood, 11:59.06; 19. Ashley Larson, OSU, 12:04.67; 20. Jessica Pidgeon, Swocc, 12:12.11; 21. Maria DuBay, Mt. Hood, 12:17.51, 22. Kari Knutzen, WP, 12:46.18.

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