Beavers head to Willamette Invitational
Corvallis, Ore. – The Oregon State women's track and field team heads to the state capitol this Saturday for the Willamette Invitational. Competition starts at 9 a.m. at the Charles Bowles Track at McCulloch Stadium in Bush's Pasture Park.
The Beavers will compete in a wide array of events, starting with the long jump, javelin and discus at 9:30 a.m. Field events conclude at 1:30 p.m. with the hammer. The track events begin at 1 p.m. with the 100-meter hurdles and conclude at 2:45 p.m. with the 200 meters.
It will be OSU's second appearance at the Charles Bowles Track this year. They took first place with 92 points at the Willamette Opener back on March 5 in their first outdoor meet.
Last time out
The Beavers captured first place at the OSU Pacific Northwest on March 19 in their last outing. OSU won 13 events, had 31 top-5 finishes and totaled 135 points to outdistance second-place Seattle University and the remainder of the eight-team field.
OSU field event winners were redshirt senior Keely McLaughlin (hammer, shot put); redshirt junior Jordynn Slater (javelin); redshirt freshman Jade Whitfield (discus); senior Emma Nelson (high jump); freshman Jaaden Steele (triple jump) and sophomore Chelsea Howard (long jump).
Winners on the track were freshman Jada Hurley (100); sophomore Delaney Bahn (100 hurdles); redshirt sophomore Paige Sefried (800) and graduate student Alyssa Foote (3000).
The 4x100 relay (sophomore Abby Buckley, Steele, freshman Chelsie Emmerson, Hurley) and 4x400 relay (junior Taylor Weidinger, Sefried, redshirt sophomore Jade Newton, sophomore Amber Jackson) also prevailed.
"It was a great opener and sets the table for our outdoor campaign," head coach Louie Quintana said.
The Beavers head to Eugene on Friday, April 1, for the Hayward Premiere Meet at Hayward Field. The distance runners will compete at the Northwest Distance Jamboree at Lane Community College on Saturday, April 2.
Willamette Invitational Schedule of Events
Salem, Ore. | March 26
Long Jump (9:30 a.m.): Delaney Bahn, Madison Lyon, Chelsea Howard
Discus (9:30 a.m.): Keely McLaughlin, Jordan Spradlin
Javelin (9:30 a.m.): Ella Knott, Jazlyn Romero
Shot Put (11 a.m.): Taylor Crockem
Triple Jump (11:30 a.m.): Jaaden Steele
High Jump (1 p.m.): Lara Denbow, Emma Nelson, Delaney Bahn, Savannah Reilly
Hammer (1:30 p.m.): Keely McLaughlin, Markayla Billings
100 Hurdles (1 p.m.): Delaney Bahn, Adael Scatena
400 Meters (1:25 p.m.): Taylor Weidinger, Chelsie Emmerson, Jade Newton
100 Meters (1:40 p.m.): Jada Hurley, Abby Buckley, Chelsea Howard
800 Meters (2:05 p.m.): Paige Sefried, Sydney van der Zee
400 Hurdles (2:30 p.m.): Adael Scatena
200 Meters (2:45 p.m.): Chelsie Emmerson, Taylor Weidinger, Jade Newton