Six Beavers Set New PRs at Lewis and Clark Invite
PORTLAND, Ore. – Six Oregon State track and field student-athletes posted new as the Beavers at the Lewis and Clark Invitational on Saturday in Griswold Stadium as the Beavers finished second as a team.
Oregon State posted 130 team points, finishing behind host Lewis and Clark who scored 157 points. Portland (77 points) finished in third-place.
"It was record breaking heat up in Portland today, but it was great to enjoy the sunshine and compete," said head coach Louie Quintana. "It was a low-key atmosphere, but we did a good job of helping each other to fast times. The 1500m was the marquee event for us today, and Grace (Fetherstonhaugh) and Kaylee (Mitchell) were great running 4:20. I really liked how Audrey Lookner attacked it as well – it bodes well for her 5K this year.
"Most of our women had PR's today in that event, so that was a lot of fun to see. Batya (Beard), one of our cross country All-American's, debuted this outdoor season. I had her just run 3k of the 5k and she did a great job running very even and running 9:30, which is a 9-second PR for her. She was essentially solo and it was pretty warm when she ran. No question, she is ready to run under 16 in the 5K soon. I'm happy with the tune up meet and excited for our team to get back to work."
OSU took the one thru nine spots in the 1500m race, beginning with Grace Fetherstonhaugh posting the second-fastest time in school history and a new PR at 4:20.01. Kaylee Mitchell followed just behind in second with the third-fasted finish in program history, 4:20.17.
Audrey Lookner blew past her previous PR to finish the 1500m third in a time of 4:28.73.
The 1500m PRs continued for the Beavers as Maddie Fuhrman took sixth (4:35.42), Kate Intile finished seventh (4:36.47), and Liv Downing in ninth (4:48.13).
In the 800m, the finishes were flipped for Mitchell and Fetherstonhaugh who once again had a narrow margin of time difference. Mitchell finished in 2:12.10 and Fetherstonhaugh in 2:13.57.
Claire Corbitt ended the day with two event wins, taking the 100m hurdles (15.03) and high jump (1.50m). Corbitt finished in the 200m in 25.64, taking third in the event.
Tarisa Olinski ran to a second-place finish in the 400m with a finishing time of 57.22. Olinski set a new PR in the 200m as she took second-place in a time of 25.33.
Next up: The Beavers travel an hour South down I-5 for the two-day Oregon Relays in Eugene, April 23 and 24.
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