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Beavers Cap Competition at WSU Invitational & Open

Feb 5, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Oregon State Track and Field team closed out competition at the WSU Invitational on Saturday, capping its weekend in Spokane, Wash. with a total of 15 top-10 finishes. 
 
"We had a great showing by our throwers this weekend under some challenging circumstances," said assistant coach Pete Herber. "Our weight throwers had two competitions in the same day, which they had never done before, and all of them had better marks in the second competition. Redshirt freshman Markayla Billings and redshirt sophomore Caitlyn Marx hit PR's, redshirt senior Keely McLaughlin had a season best, and redshirt freshman Jade Whitfield showed consistency over 16.00 meters. The continue to get better to the shot put each time out. Keely had a season best yesterday and Jade threw a PR today. They're making good progress at the right time.

"We had another solid day on the track," Herber added. "We're getting some consistency with our efforts each week. Sophomore Adael Scatena continues to have great competitions. Her growth this season has been so much fun to watch. We are all looking forward to what's coming in the next few weeks with this group."  
 
WSU Invitational
On the track Saturday, Scatena clocked a time of 24.94 to finish ninth in the 200 meters. Scatena's time sets her at third in the Oregon State record book in the event. The Beavers' 4x400-meter relay team comprised of Scatena, freshman Jada Hurley, Paige Sefried, and freshman Chelsie Emmerson, stopped the clock at 3:52.42 to finish sixth overall. The new mark surpassed the team's time of 3:58.23, recorded at the UW Invitational (Jan. 28-29). 
 
In the shot put, McLaughlin posted a fifth-place finish with a toss of 14.45m (47' 5") and Whitfield placed tenth, recording a personal best toss of 13.08m (42' 11"), surpassing her previous PR by 0.95m. Whitfield also led the Beavers in the weight throw on Friday, recording a toss of 16.18m (53' 1") to place 11th.
 
Leading the Beavers in the long jump, junior Anneke Moersdorf posted a leap of 5.77m (18' 11.25") to land sixth, while sophomore Delaney Bahn took eighth with a leap of 5.69m (18' 8). Moersdorf and Bahn had opened competition at the WSU Invitational for the Beavers on Thursday, each participating in their first career pentathlons. Moersdorf finished second (3840 points) and Bahn took seventh (3492 points). The pair are now in the top-five all-time at Oregon State in the event. Moersdorf's leap in the pentathlon long jump (5.92m (19' 5.25")) also placed her second all-time in the program records in the long jump.
 
Friday evening's action saw Senior Emma Nelson recorded a leap of 1.71m (5' 7.25") in the Invitational's high jump to tie for fourth while freshman Lara Denbow landed eighth with a clearance of 1.66m (5' 5.25"). 
 
WSU Open
During Friday's WSU Open, Scatena won the 400 meters with a personal-best of 56.84, which is the fifth-fastest time in the Oregon State record book. Hurley led the Beavers in the 200 meters, stopping the clock at 25.16 for a personal best and fifth-place finish. Hurley's time places her fourth in the Oregon State all-time list in the 200 meters.  In the weight throw, Whitfield posted a toss of 16.05m (52' 8") to place sixth overall while Savannah Reilly notched a ninth-place finish in the high jump, clearing 1.63m (5' 4.25") for a personal best.
 
Up Next
The Beavers' squad will split next weekend to compete at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. as well as the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, NM on Feb. 11-12. Oregon State is also slated to make an appearance at the Portland Indoor 4 meet on Feb. 13 at the University of Portland. 
 
WSU Invitational & Open
Spokane, Wash.  | Feb. 3-5
Oregon State Individual Results 
 
WSU Invitational
Field Events
Long Jump
6. Anneke Moersdorf – 5.77m (18' 11.25)
8. Delaney Bahn – 5.69m (18' 8)
15. Chelsea Howard – 5.24m (17' 2.25")
20. Jaaden Steele – 5.07m (16' 7.75")

High Jump 
T4. Emma Nelson – 1.71m (5' 7.25")
8. Lara Denbow – 1.66m (5' 5.25")
 
Shot Put
5. Keely McLaughlin – 14.45m (47' 5")
10. Jade Whitfield – 13.08m (42' 11") *Indoor PR* 
16. Jordan Spradlin – 11.32m (37' 1.75")

Weight Throw
11. Jade Whitfield – 16.18m (53' 1")
14. Keely McLaughlin – 15.22m (49' 11.25")
17. Caitlyn Marx – 14.86m (48' 9") *Indoor PR*
20. Markayla Billings – 14.48m (47' 6.25") *Indoor PR*
 
Track Events
60m Hurdles 
14. Adael Scatena – 8.91
 
60m 
20. Jada Hurley – 7.88
25. Abby Buckley – 7.97
30. Chelsea Howard – 8.10 *Indoor PR*
31. Jaaden Steele – 8.13 *Indoor PR*
33. Jade Newton – 8.57 *Indoor *PR*

200m 
9. Adael Scatena  - 24.94 *Indoor PR*
19. Jada Hurley – 25.29
27. Abby Buckley – 25.63 *Indoor PR*
31. Delaney Bahn – 26.01 *Indoor PR*
42. Chelsie Emmerson – 26.84 *Indoor PR*
44. Anneke Moersdorf – 27.69 *Indoor PR*
45. Jade Newton – 27.83 *Indoor PR*

400m 
23. Paige Sefried – 1:00.14
26. Sydney van der Zee – 1:01.67 *Indoor PR*
  
4x400m Relay
6. Adael Scatena, Jada Hurley, Paige Sefried, Chelsie Emmerson - 3:52.42
 
Pentathlon
2. Anneke Moersdorf - 3840 points
7. Delaney Bahn - 3492 points
 
Pentathlon Events
60m Hurdles
7. Anneke Moersdorf – 9.02
14. Delaney Bahn – 9.33
 
High Jump
T3. Anneke Moersdorf – 1.68m (5' 6")
T5. Delaney Bahn – 1.62m (5' 3.75")
 
Shot Put
8. Anneke Moersdorf – 10.75m (35' 3.25")
12. Delaney Bahn – 10.31m (33' 10")
 
Long Jump
2. Anneke Moersdorf – 5.92m (19' 5.25")
4. Delaney Bahn – 5.71m (18' 8.75")
 
800m
9. Anneke Moersdorf – 2:29.42
17. Delaney Bahn – 2:39.50

WSU Open 
Field Events
High Jump
9. Savannah Reilly – 1.63m (5' 4.25") *Indoor PR*
 
Shot Put
2. Keely McLaughlin – 14.49m (47' 6.5")
20. Jade Whitfield – 12.02m (39' 5.25")
23. Jordan Spradlin – 11.66m (38' 3.25")
 
Weight Throw
6. Jade Whitfield – 16.05m (52' 8")
15. Keely McLaughlin – 14.99m (49' 2.25")
19. Markayla Billings – 14.40m (47' 3")
 
Track Events
200m
5. Jada Hurley – 25.16 *Indoor PR*
13. Abby Buckley – 25.64 *Indoor PR*
47. Chelsea Howard – 27.87
 
400m
1. Adael Scatena -  56.84 *Indoor PR*
13. Chelsie Emmerson – 59.97 *Indoor PR*

800m
17. Paige Sefried – 2:22.36
32. Sydney van der Zee – 2:29.61