Fetherstonhaugh, Mitchell Garner Second-Team All-America Honors in 3K at NCAA Indoor Championships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Oregon State redshirt juniors Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Kaylee Mitchell finished ninth and 12th, respectively, in the 3000 meters on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Both earned Second-Team All-America honors.
"Grace and Kaylee fought and raced with such confidence and courage," said head coach Louie Quintana. "Kaylee took a shot at the win with 800 meters to go. It was a bold move, one that will serve her well in future championships. Grace ran with composure and closed very fast, probably around 2:15 in the last 800 meters and missed scoring by the smallest of margins. I know the women are hungry for more and are excited for outdoor competition."
Fetherstonhaugh was the first Beaver to cross the finish line, stopping the clock at 9:05.13. Mitchell posted a time of 9:08.58. Taylor Roe of Oklahoma State won the race with a time of 8:58.95.
On Friday, the distance medley relay team of Mitchell, sophomore Adael Scatena, senior Mari Friedman, and Fetherstonhaugh, found a place on the podium, finishing fourth overall with a time of 10:58.76. The quartet garnered First-Team All-America honors and came within a second of the OSU school record (10:57.35), which they had set on Feb. 15 at the Pac-12 Invitational.
Oregon State tied for 33rd with Arizona and Florida State in the overall team standings with five points apiece. The last time OSU had scored at the NCAA Indoor Championships was in 1984 when Carina Westover finished sixth in the high jump. Florida took the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championship crown with 68 points.
The Beavers will host the Oregon State Pacific Northwest Invite in Corvallis, Ore. on Mar. 19.
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala. | Mar. 11-12
Oregon State Individual Results
Friday, Mar. 11
Distance Medley Relay
4. Kaylee Mitchell, Adael Scatena, Mari Friedman, Grace Fetherstonhaugh – 10:58.76
Saturday, Mar. 12
9. Grace Fetherstonhaugh – 9:05.13
12. Kaylee Mitchell – 9:08.58