Track to Compete at Mt. Hood and Oregon Twilight Events

May 6, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's track team gears up to compete at Heyward Field in Eugene, Ore. for the second time in back-to-back weeks, this time at the Oregon Twilight Saturday May 8. Another group of student-athletes will compete tomorrow, Friday May 7 at the Mt. Hood Twilight event in Gresham, Ore.

The group of Jenny O'Connor, Larene Young, Joslynn Corredor and Taylor Nowlin will start off the competition this weekend at the Mt. Hood Twilight in the 10,000 meter run starting at 2:00 p.m. For each of them it will be their first time running the event for competition this season.

Jennifer Macias will follow her teammates when she competes in the 3,000 meters steeplechase run starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Mt. Hood Twilight. It will be her first time running the event this season.

After making history last weekend at the Pacific Twilight Invitational, freshman Kristin Oenning will have two chances this weekend one at the Mt. Hood Twilight and again at the Oregon Twilight to improve on her height in the high jump.

Rounding out the competition Friday at the Mt. Hood Twilight will be the group of Lauren Graebner, Ariel Clark and Larine Cruz in the 1,500 meter run.

Oenning will lead off the action for the Beavers at the Oregon Twilight Saturday May 8 but will be followed by the group of Taylor Hunt, Ashley Berry and Ashley Mayfield in the 800 meter run starting at 5:30 p.m. They have the third, fourth and fifth best times respectively in the event for the Beavers this season.

Also competing in the high jump at the Oregon Twilight will be Oregon State freshman football student-athlete Obum Gwacham. He is currently tied for 16th in the country in the event after posting a height of 7'1.75' at the Oregon Preview in March.

Finishing up the competition for the Beavers this weekend will be Laura Carlyle in the 1,500 meter run at the Oregon Twilight starting at 7:30 p.m. Carlyle has the second best time in the event this season with a time of 4:27.40.

Mt. Hood Twilight - May 7 - Gresham, Ore.
2:00 pm Men's and Women's 10,000 Meters (O'Connor, Young, Corredor, Nowlin)
3:00 pm Women's 3,000 Meter Steeplechase (Macias)
3:50 pm Women's High Jump (Oenning)
3:55 pm Women's 1500 Meters (Graebner, Clark, Cruz)

Oregon Twilight - May 8 - Eugene, Ore.
5:00 p.m. High Jump Women West apron (Oenning)
5:30 p.m. 800 Meters Women (Hunt, Berry, Mayfield)
6:30 p.m. High Jump Men West apron (Gwacham)
7:30 p.m. 1,500 Meters Women (Carlyle)

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