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Seven Beavers Qualify for NCAA West Regional Preliminaries

May 20, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State track and field team qualified seven of its student-athletes for the NCAA West Preliminary Championships, the NCAA announced Thursday.
Seven Beavers – Kaylee Mitchell, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Lindsay McShane, Sydney Guthrie-Baker, Batya Beard, Audrey Lookner, and Sara Sanders – will compete at the NCAA West Preliminaries in College Station, Texas from May 27-29.
McShane and Fetherstonhaugh will each be making their second appearances in at regionals after they both qualified for the first time in 2019. Mitchell, Guthrie-Baker, Beard, Lookner, and Sanders will all be making their first trip to NCAA Regionals.
Qualifiers from the West preliminary round will advance to the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 10-12. Each event at regionals features 48 competitors with the top 12 finishers in the West and East advancing to the finals in Eugene.
Mitchell and Fetherstonhaugh qualified in the 3,000m steeplechase with their performances at the Pac-12 Championships. Mitchell ran a school record 9:48.30 and will be the ninth seed, while Fetherstonhaugh posted the second fastest time in program history at 9:54.60 to be tabbed the 13th seed.
McShane and Guthrie-Baker each qualified in the hammer throw. McShane threw a school record mark of 64.47m at the Oregon Twilight, earning the 16 seed. Guthrie-Baker is the 37th seed after posting a season-best throw of 59.62m at the Hayward Premiere to earn her spot.
At the Pac-12 Championships, Beard ran the 10K in a school record 33:25.86 to qualify for her first regional appearance and be seeded 18th.
Sara Sanders qualified in the javelin with a season-best mark of 46.41m, she is seeded 46th. Audrey Lookner locked up the 39th seed in the 5K with a time of 16:18.29 at the Pac-12 Championships.
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