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Knott improves javelin mark at Beach Invitational

Apr 15, 2022

Long Beach, Calif. – Ella Knott placed sixth in the javelin and improved her No. 8 all-time mark on Friday to lead an abbreviated list of Oregon State competitors on the Day 1 of the Beach Invitational at Long Beach State.

The sophomore from Lincoln City threw 150-6 on her third attempt to better her former PR of 149-1, set earlier this spring at Willamette University. Redshirt junior Jordynn Slater placed eighth at 147-7.

The Beavers also posted two all-time top-10 performances in the hammer. Redshirt freshman Markayla Billings took 15th place and assumed the No. 5 spot with a mark of 179-8; she had been No. 6 wth a PR of 175-4. Redshirt freshman Jade Whitfield moved from No. 10 to No. 9 by throwing 158-5, bettering her PR by more than four feet. 

Redshirt sophomore Savannah Reilly cleared 5-5.25 in the high jump and tied for first in flights 1-2. Redshirt sophomore Paige Sefried placed fourth in flights 9-10 of the 800 in 2:19.62.

The final flights of some events, and all other remaining events, will be completed on Saturday, also at the Jack Rose Track.

The Beavers' 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.

Up next

The Beavers will compete at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field in Eugene on April 21-23.

Beach Invitational
Long Beach, Calif. | Jack Rose Track

Friday-Saturday results/entrants

Field events

Long jump: 7. Chelsea Howard, 16-8.50 (flights 1-3).

High jump: T1. Savannah Reilly, 5-5.25 (flights 1-2).

High jump (Saturday): Emma Nelson, Anneke Moersdorf, Lara Denbow (flights 3-4).

Shot put (Saturday): Keely McLaughlin, Taylor Crockem, Jordan Spradlin, Anneke Moersdorf.

Discus (Saturday): Keely McLaughlin, Jade Whitfield, Markayla Billings, Caitlyn Marx, Jordan Spradlin.

Hammer: 15. Markayla Billings, 179-8. 38. Jade Whitfield, 158-5. 46. Caitlyn Marx, 153-6.

Javelin: 6. Ella Knott, 150-6. 8. Jordynn Slater, 147-7. 43. Savannah Reilly, 103-7.

Track events
100 (Saturday): Jada Hurley, Abby Buckley, Chelsea Howard.
200 (Saturday): Abby Buckley, Anneke Moersdorf (heats 1-13).
800: 4. Paige Sefried, 2:19.62 (heats 9-10).
100 hurdles (Saturday): Adael Scatena, Anneke Moersdorf.
400 hurdles (Saturday): Taylor Weidinger, Adael Scatena.
400 relay (Saturday): Jada Hurley, Abby Buckley, Chelsea Howard, Taylor Weidinger.
1600 relay (Saturday): Adael Scatena, Paige Sefried, Jada Hurley, Taylor Weidinger.
Lewis & Clark Invitational
Portland, Ore. | Eldon Fix Track

Saturday's entrants

Track events
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.