Moersdorf Sets Program Record at Spokane Invitational
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Oregon State women's track and field team opened the indoor season on Saturday at the Spokane Invitational in Spokane, Wash. Saturday's competition was highlighted by junior Anneke Moersdorf setting a new program record in the indoor triple jump with a leap of 12.08m (39' 7.75"), surpassing the previous record of 11.80m (38' 8.75") set by Lucinda Howard in 2016. The Beavers also tallied three first-place finishes and three second-place performances.
"We were so impressed with the facility here in Spokane. The energy in the stadium, the crowd, and professional setup made for a great atmosphere," said head coach Louie Quintana. "We had as good of a day as we have ever had as a program. Top to bottom, we were in it, competitive and very good."
"We had some big standout days," added Quintana. "Freshman Jada Hurley had a terrific day. She wowed us with her competitiveness in the 60 meters and 200 meters. It was great to see senior Emma Nelson get the win in the high jump, beating an NCAA finalist in the process. I thought redshirt juniors Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Kaylee Mitchell did a great job swinging for the fences in the 5K. Sometimes you just have to take a chance. We had so many great performances, sophomore Adael Scatena getting the win in the 400 meters and junior Anneke Moersdorf setting the school record in the triple jump. I was very proud of the group."
Nelson landed first in the high jump, recording a personal best leap of 1.70m (5' 7"). The Beavers notched second-place finishes in the long jump with sophomore Delaney Bahn's personal best leap of 5.71m (18' 9") and in the triple jump with Moersdorf's personal best and program record jump of 11.33m (39' 7.75"). Moersdorf also clocked a personal-best in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.01 in the final to place third overall.
In the 5,000 meters, Fetherstonhaugh and Mitchell clinched first and second with a times of 16:26.02 and 16:42.61, respectively. Scatena finished first in the 400 meters with a personal best of 57.52. In her debut meet, Hurley advanced to the 60-meter finals after clocking times of 7.78 and 7.68 in the qualifying and preliminary rounds, respectively, and finished fifth overall in the final with a time of 7.70. Hurley also led the Beavers in the 200 meters, placing sixth with a time of 25.34.
The Beavers' indoor season will go into full swing in January, as they compete at the first of four Portland Indoor meets on Jan. 9.
Spokane, Wash. | Dec. 11
Oregon State Individual Results
2. Delaney Bahn – 5.71m (18' 9") *Indoor PR*
11. Jaaden Steele – 5.11m (16' 9.25") *Indoor PR*
2. Anneke Moersdorf – 12.08m (39' 7.75") *Indoor PR*
6. Jaaden Steele – 11.33m (37' 2.25") *Indoor PR*
1. Emma Nelson – 1.70m (5' 7") *Indoor PR*
10. Savannah Reilly – 1.60m (5' 3") *Indoor PR*
12. Ellie Hammond – 1.55m (5' 1") *Indoor PR*
2. Jada Hurley – 7.78
7. Abby Buckley – 7.98
3. Jada Hurley – 7.68 *Indoor PR*
17. Abby Buckley – 7.91 *Indoor PR*
5. Jada Hurley – 7.70
4. Anneke Moersdorf – 9.08
5. Adael Scatena - 9.01 *Indoor PR*
16. Delaney Bahn – 9.44 *Indoor PR*
3. Anneke Moersdorf – 9.01 *Indoor PR*
6. Adael Scatena – 9.22
6. Jada Hurley – 25.34 *Indoor PR*
14. Abby Buckley – 25.83 *Indoor PR*
16. Taylor Weidinger – 26.01
1. Adael Scatena – 57.52 *Indoor PR*
7. Taylor Weidinger – 1:00.31
1. Grace Fetherstonhaugh.- 16:26.02
2. Kaylee Mitchell – 16:42.61