Whitfield, Moersdorf lead Beavers at Long Beach
Long Beach, Calif. – Standout performances by Jade Whitfield and Anneke Moersdorf lead the Oregon State women's track team on Thursday at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate meet at Long Beach State.
A redshirt freshman from Visalia, Calif., Whitfield took eighth place and set the No. 2 mark in the discus at 168-5, an improvement of almost five feet from her previous PR. She moved from No. 4 to No. 2 on the all-time list, behind Melissa Ausman.
A junior from San Luis Obispo, Calif., Moersdorf flew 19-3.50 in the long jump and placed fourth, bettering her outdoor PR by more than 14 inches and establishing the No. 9 mark in school history. She also holds the No. 2 indoor mark of 19-5.25, set in Spokane this past February.
Freshman Isabelle Esler was sixth in the javelin at 146-0. Sophomore Jazlyn Romero was seventh at 144-9, tying her PR, which already stood as the No. 9 mark in school history.
Freshman Jada Hurley sped to second place in the 100 in 12.02; sophomore Abby Buckley was eighth in 12.31. Hurley was 10th (25.44), Buckley 15th (25.81) in the 200; each ran a leg on the 400 relay team, which placed fourth (47.56).
Senior Emma Nelson (5-7.25) and freshman Lara Denbow (5-5.25) went 5-6 in the high jump.
The Beavers who competed on Thursday will remain in California for the Beach Invitational, set for Friday and Saturday at the Jack Rose Track at Long Beach State.
The distance crew will compete on Saturday at the Lewis & Clark Invitational at the Eldon Fix Track at Griswold Stadium in Portland. No field event competitors are entered.
The Beavers will compete at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field in Eugene on April 21-23.
Pacific Coast Intercollegiate
Long Beach, Calif. | Jack Rose Track
Hammer: 23. Markayla Billings, 167-9.
Discus: 8. Jade Whitfield, 168-5. 23. Caitlyn Marx, 143-9. 30. Jordan Spradlin, 140-6.
Long jump: 4. Anneke Moersdorf, 19-3.25. 9. Chelsea Howard, 18-5.25.
Shot put: 7. Taylor Crockem, 48-8.75. 48. Jordan Spradlin, 37-8.50.
Javelin: 6. Isabelle Esler, 146-0. 7. Jazlyn Romero, 144-9.
High jump: 5. Emma Nelson, 5-7.25. T6. Lara Denbow, 5-5.25. 14. Savannah Reilly, 5-3.25.
100: 2. Jada Hurley, 12.02. 8. Abby Buckley, 12.31. 23. Chelsea Howard, 23.61.
200: 10. Jada Hurley, 25.44. 15. Abby Buckley, 25.81.
800: 10. Paige Sefried, 2:18.81.
100 hurdles: 24. Anneke Moersdorf, 15.10.
400 hurdles: 9. Taylor Weidinger, 1:03.82.
400 relay: 4. Oregon State, 47.56 (Adael Scatena, Jada Hurley, Abby Buckley, Chelsea Howard).
Long Beach, Calif. | Jack Rose Track
Long jump: Chelsea Howard.
High jump: Emma Nelson, Anneke Moersdorf, Lara Denbow, Savannah Reilly.
Shot put: Keely McLaughlin, Taylor Crockem, Jordan Spradlin, Anneke Moersdorf.
Discus: Keely McLaughlin, Jade Whitfield, Markayla Billings, Caitlyn Marx, Jordan Spradlin.
Hammer: Keely McLaughlin, Markayla Billings, Jade Whitfield, Caitlyn Marx.
Javelin: Jordynn Slater, Ella Knott, Savannah Reilly.
100: Jada Hurley, Abby Buckley, Chelsea Howard.
200: Abby Buckley, Chelsea Howard, Anneke Moersdorf.
800: Paige Sefried.
100 hurdles: Adael Scatena, Anneke Moersdorf.
400 hurdles: Taylor Weidinger, Adael Scatena.
400 relay: Jada Hurley, Abby Buckley, Chelsea Howard, Taylor Weidinger.
1600 relay: Adael Scatena, Paige Sefried, Jada Hurley, Taylor Weidinger.
Lewis & Clark Invitational
Portland, Ore. | Eldon Fix Track
800: Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Kaylee Mitchell, Mari Friedman, Sydney van der Zee.
1500: Audrey Lookner, Alyssa Foote, Christina Geisler, Liv Downing, Emily Foote, Emily Perez, Delia Deleon, Kate Intile, Gabby Peterson.
3000 steeplechase: Christina Geisler.
400 hurdles: Jade Newton.