O'Connor Wins 10K at Mt. Hood Twilight

May 8, 2010

GRESHAM, Ore. - Oregon State senior Jenny O'Connor picked up her first win of the 2010 season when she won the 10,000 meter run at the Mt. Hood Twilight Friday night May 7 in Gresham, Ore.

O'Connor finished with a time of 41.07.92 in the event. She finished over three seconds faster than the second place finisher Maggie Pesanti from Concordia (Ore.).

Freshman Audrey Botti, who ran unattached from Oregon State, won the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:46.79. She finished just ahead of Ariel Clark who finished with a career best time of 4:48.15. Finishing in fourth place was Lauren Graebner who finished with a career best time of 4:48.78.

'It was a really good day overall for us,' Oregon State women's track and field head coach Kelly Sullivan said following the meet. 'Jenny (O'Connor) and Audrey (Botti) both getting wins was a really good step for them. It was a young group out there competing today but they did really well.'

Redshirt freshman Lorine Cruz finished in fifth place with a time of 4:55.70 and Laurel Parks finished 12th with a time of 5:15.58.

Kristin Oenning cleared a height of 4'11' in her second time out in the high jump finishing fourth. Her mark matches what she put up last week at the Pacific Twilight Invitational.

Oregon State will be competing Saturday May 8 at the Oregon Twilight at Heyward Field in Eugene, Ore. It is their last scheduled event before the Pac-10 Championships May 15-16 in Berkeley, Calif. and hosted by the University of California.

1,500 Meter Run (Top Five and Oregon State Times)
1. Botti, Audrey (UNAT-Oregon State) 4:46.79; 2. Clark, Ariel (Oregon State) 4:48.15; 3. Graebner, Lauren (Oregon State) 4:48.78; 4. Zambon, Erica (Western Oregon) 4:51.78; 5. Cruz, Lorine (Oregon State) 4:55.70; 12. Parks, Laurel (Oregon State) 5:15.58.

10,000 Meter Run (Top Times)
1. O'Connor, Jenny (Oregon State) 41:07.92; 2. Pesanti, Maggie (Concordia (Ore.)) 44:16.08.

High Jump Top Five Marks
1. Millager, Kelly (SW Oregon CC) 5' 5.75'; 2. Ferguson, Danielle (Concordia (Ore.)) 5' 1'; 3. Neilson, Kelsey (Western Oregon) 5' 1'; 4. Oenning, Kristin (Oregon State) 4' 11'; 5. Filipetti, Erica (Clackamas CC) 4' 11'.

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