Cross Country Finishes Fifth at OSU Beaver Classic
Oct. 24, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. – In her last collegiate race, senior Jenny O’Connor (Newfane, N.Y.) led the Oregon State cross country team to a fifth place finish at the OSU Beaver Classic on Saturday morning in Avery Park.
“We were led by two outstanding performances by Sabrina Lopez and Ashley Mayfield today,” head coach Kelly Sullivan said. “All of the unattached runners were freshmen redshirting this season and running their first 6,000-meter races. Jenny O’Connor also ran very well. We’re very pleased overall. If we weren’t redshirting Sabrina and Ashley, they would have performed well enough o compete at the Pac-10 Championships for us next week.”
O’Connor finished the 6,000-meter course in 23:10, good for 22nd overall. Redshirt freshman Emily Olsen (Medford, Ore.) recorded the next best finish for the Beavers in 25th. Sophomore Cassandra Schumacher (Sweet Home, Ore.), redshirt freshman Lorine Cruz (Grants Pass, Ore.) and junior Kambria Schumacher (Sweet Home, Ore.) rounded out the five scoring runners, finishing 26th, 35th and 51st, respectively.
Freshman Sabrina Lopez (Los Angeles, Calif.) led all Oregon State runners, attached and unattached, with a fifth place individual finish, third in the college competitors only in a time of 22:12. Freshman Ashley Mayfield (Seaside, Ore.) was only 14 seconds behind in sixth place overall.
Oregon State finished with 140 points. The 10 competitors running unattached for the Beavers finished third overall.
Brianna Anderson-Gregg of Eugene Health won the individual title with Theresa Hailey of Portland taking the collegiate title. Portland won the team title with 53 points.
Eight Oregon State runners will compete at the 2009 Pac-10 Cross Country Championships, hosted by USC, in Long Beach, Calif., next Friday. The women’s race is scheduled to begin at 2:25 p.m.
OSU Beaver Classic Individual Results (Top 5 and Oregon State Finishes out of 112): 1. Brianna Anderson-Gregg, Eugene Health, 21:36; 2. Theresa Hailey, Portland, 21:46; 3. Kristen Mohror, UO Running, 21:47; 4. Seena Frantz, Southern Oregon, 22:04; 5. Sabrina Lopez, Unattached, 22:12; 6. Ashley Mayfield, Unattached, 22:26; 22. Jenny O’Connor, Oregon State, 23:10; 23. Regina Lopez, Unattached, 23:13; 25. Emily Olsen, Oregon State, 23:19; 26. Cassandra Schumacher, Oregon State, 23:20; 31. Taylor Nowlin, Unattached, 23:30; 34. Audrey Botti, Unattached, 23:34; 35. Lorine Cruz, Oregon State, 23:37; 36. Lauren Graebner, Unattached, 23:42; 38. Ariel Clark, Unattached, 23:43; 45. Whitney Pitman, Unattached, 23:52; 51. Kambria Schumacher, Oregon State, 24:12; 53. Ashley Berry, Unattached, 24:16; 64. Joslynn Corredor, Unattached, 24:55.
OSU Beaver Classic Team Results: 1. Portland 53; 2. Southern Oregon 81; 3. Unattached – Oregon State, 86; 4. Seattle 96; 5. Oregon State 140.
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