Beavers Welcome 15 Newcomers to Cross Country/Track & Field Program
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's cross country and track and field program is excited to welcome 15 newcomers to the team this season. Four of the new Beavers are transfers, while 11 are true freshmen.
Specializing in distance events and competing this fall on the cross country course are Grace Rubio, Eimy Martinez, Christina Geisler, Emily Foote and Emma McCurry. Rubio hails from San Luis Obispo, Calif. and will be joining the Beavers as a true freshman. In the 5K, she has clocked a personal best of 18:13 and has posted personal bests of 5:13.97 in the 1600 meters and 11:13.95 in the 3200 meters. Also joining the Beavers as a true freshman is Martinez, who is from Salem, Ore. On the track, Martinez has personal bests of 4:41.97 in the 1500 meters and 10:19.22 in the 3000 meters.
Geisler hails from Carmel, Ind. and is a graduate transfer from Boise State. Competing for the Broncos, Geisler finished 155th at the 2020-21 NCAA Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:54.3. She has also clocked personal bests of 16:29.48 in the 5K and 4:31.65 in the 1500 meters. Sophomore transfer from Montana and native of Beaverton, Ore., Foote, joins her sister, Alyssa Foote, at Oregon State this fall. Foote has posted personal bests of 4:55.73 in the 1500 meters, 10:29.28 in the 3000 meters and 18:14 in the 5K. McCurry joins Oregon State as a graduate transfer after a stint at Santa Clara. The Portland, Ore. native has clocked personal bests of 17:20.17 in the 5K, 10:12.94 in the 3K, and 21:35 in the 6K.
Freshman Jillian Brown will specialize in mid-distance events for the Beavers. Brown, who hails from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has clocked personal bests of 56.00 in the 400 meters, 2:10 in the 800 meters and 4:36 in the 1500 meters.
Joining the Beavers in the jumps category will be freshmen Lara Denbow, Grace Proudfoot, Jaaden Steele and Ellie Hammond. Denbow is from Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada and has posted PRs of 1.78m/5'10" in the high jump and 11.98m/39'3 ¾" in the triple jump. Proudfoot hails from Eugene, Ore. and has a personal best mark of 5'6" in the high jump. Joining the Beavers from Grants Pass, Ore., Steele recorded personal best leaps of 17'4.25" in the long jump and 37'10.5" in the triple jump. Hailing from Tualatin, Ore., Hammond joins the Beavers with a personal best mark of 5'7" in the high jump.
Freshmen Jada Hurley and Chelsie Emmerson will be specializing in sprints for Oregon State. Hurley is from Grants Pass, Ore. and has clocked personal bests of 12.11 in the 100 meters and 25.45 in the 200 meters on the track. Emmerson, from Westminster, Colo., has stopped the clock at 57.93 in the 400 meters and 26.20 in the 200 meters for personal bests.
In the throws category, the Beavers will be adding Maryann Ackerman, Isabelle Esler, and Jordin Spardlin. Ackerman hails from Slippery Rock, Pa. and has a personal best toss of 147'5" in the javelin. Also slated to compete in the javelin event will be Esler, a native of Portland, Ore. Esler's javelin PR is 148'8". Arizona graduate transfer Spradlin is from Montesano, Wash. and has notched personal best tosses of 48-4 in the shot put and 164-3 in the discus category.