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Friedman Breaks 800m Record as Beavers Wrap Competition at Husky Classic and Don Kirby Elite Invitational

Feb 12, 2022

SEATTLE, Wash. / ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Senior Mari Friedman surpassed Oregon State's 800-meter record, which has stood for 43 years, on Saturday. Friedman's record-breaking performance capped the day's action as the Beavers wrapped up competition at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. and the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. In total, the Beavers broke two school records and tallied seven top-10 finishes over the weekend.
 
Husky Classic | Seattle, Wash. 
"We had such a great day," said head coach Louie Quintana. "We competed so well in the distance races today. We had many additions to the top ten list and awesome school record for Mari in the 800 meters. Redshirt juniors Kaylee Mitchell and Grace Fetherstonhaugh were superb in the mile. What a day."
 
On the track, Friedman posted a time of 2:08.43, edging past the Oregon State school record of 2:08.65 that was set by Kathy Weston on Jan. 6, 1979. Friedman won her heat of the mile and finished 13th overall. Mitchell came within one second of the Oregon State mile record, stopping the clock at 4:38.25 for a personal-best. The Salem, Ore. native captured first in her heat and placed 14th-place overall. The mile record stands at 4:37.57, set by Laura Carlyle in 2012. Fetherstonhaugh, who broke the school record in the 3000 meters on Friday with a time of 9:01.74 (PR, 4th place), finished the mile with a time of 4:41.62, which moves her to third in the all-time list. Her time placed her 23rd overall in the event.

Redshirt senior Keely McLaughlin led the Beavers in the shot put, placing fifth with a toss of 14.07m (46' 2"). On Friday, redshirt freshman Jade Whitfield moved to second in the Oregon State all-time list for her personal-best mark of 16.92m (55' 6.25) in the weight throw. Whitfield finished eighth overall in the event. 
 
Don Kirby Elite Invitational | Albuquerque, N.M.
Sophomore Adael Scatena clocked a time of 8.99 to finish 17th in the qualifying round of the 60-meter hurdles. Freshmen Lara Denbow and Jada Hurley led the Beavers in the triple jump and 60 meters, respectively. Denbow recorded a personal-best of 11.19m (36' 8.5") in the triple jump, while Hurley posted a time of 7.87 in the qualifying round of the 60 meters. 
 
Friday's action saw senior Emma Nelson record a personal-best of 1.78m (5' 10") in the high jump for a third-place finish. Also in the high jump, Denbow matched her personal-best of J1.73 (5' 8") and landed tenth overall. In the long jump, sophomore Delaney Bahn posted a personal-best leap of 5.85m (19' 2.50') to finish 14th overall and move up to fourth in the OSU all-time records. Hurley posted a personal-best of 25.09 in the unseeded 200 meters, tying for 16th. Hurley's time also is fourth in the Oregon State record book in the event. 
 
Up Next
The Beavers will be back in action Feb. 25-26 as they return to Seattle, Wash. for the Pac-12 Invitational.
 
Don Kirby Elite Invitational 
Albuquerque, N.M.  | Feb. 11-12
Oregon State Individual Results

Field Events
Long Jump
14. Delaney Bahn – 5.85m (19' 2.50") *Indoor PR*
36. Chelsea Howard – 5.43m (17' 9.75") *Indoor PR*
 
High Jump
3. Emma Nelson – 1.78m (5' 10") *Indoor PR*
10. Lara Denbow – J1.73m (5' 8")
T28. Savannah Reilly – J1.58m (5' 2.25")
 
Triple Jump 
32. Lara Denbow – 11.19m (36' 8.5") *Indoor PR*
34. Jaaden Steele – 11.08m (36' 4.25")
 
Track Events
60m Hurdles | Qualifying Round
17. Adael Scatena – 8.99
 
60m | Qualifying Round
40. Jada Hurley – 7.87
55. Abby Buckley – 7.99
66. Chelsea Howard – 8.09 *Indoor PR*

200m | Unseeded
T16. Jada Hurley – 25.09 *Indoor PR*
41. Abby Buckley – 25.51 *Indoor PR*
86. Chelsie Emmerson – 26.71 *Indoor PR*
 
400m | Unseeded
26. Paige Sefried – 58.91
36. Chelsie Emmerson – 1:00.11
 
Husky Classic 
Seattle, Wash.  | Feb. 11-12
Oregon State Individual Results
 
Field Events
Shot Put
5. Keely McLaughlin – 14.07m (46' 2")
19. Jordan Spradlin – 11.03m (36' 2.25")
20. Jade Whitfield – 10.86m (35' 7.75")
 
Weight Throw
8. Jade Whitfield – 16.92m (55' 6.25") *Indoor PR*
13. Keely McLaughlin – 15.21m (49' 11")
15. Markayla Billings – 15.04m (49' 4.25") *Indoor PR*
18. Caitlyn Marx – 14.58m (47' 10")
 
Track Events
60m Hurdles | Preliminary Round
20. Jade Newton – 9.52 *Indoor PR*
 
200m
6. Jade Newton – 27.69 *Indoor PR*
 
400m 
11. Sydney van der Zee – 1:02.13 
 
800m 
13. Mari Friedman – 2:08.43 *Indoor PR* *School Record*
 
Mile 
14. Kaylee Mitchell – 4:38.25 *Indoor PR*
23. Grace Fetherstonhaugh – 4:41.62 *Indoor PR*
61. Amber Jackson – 4:53.21 *Indoor PR*
62. Christina Geisler – 4:53.93 *Indoor PR*
90. Emily Perez – 5:10.60
93. Lexy Hayes – 5:15.04 *Indoor PR* 
 
3000m 
4. Grace Fetherstonhaugh – 9:01.74 *Indoor PR* *School Record*
10. Kaylee Mitchell – 9:11.09
29. Christina Geisler – 9:33.63
53. Audrey Lookner – 9:48.13
61. Zoe Simmons – 9:58.10 *Indoor PR*
71. Aleen Golla – 10:09.89 *Indoor PR*
72. Liv Downing – 10:12.91 *Indoor PR*
75. Gabby Peterson – 10:19.09
76. Emily Foote – 10:21.94 *Indoor PR*
77. Kate Intile – 10:26.47 *Indoor PR*