Beavers head to Hayward Field for Twilight Meet
Corvallis, Ore. – The Oregon State track & field team will have a light weekend as the Beavers rest and prepare for the upcoming Pacific-12 Conference Championships.
OSU will compete in only four total events and only one track event on Friday at the Oregon Twilight Meet at Hayward Field in Eugene. OSU's top runners will take the weekend off and begin readying themselves for the conference meet, May 13-15 at Hayward Field.
"It will be a skeleton crew" heading to Eugene on Friday, coach Louie Quintana said. "We got together as a coaching staff to see who needed to compete," and everyone else will get a break after a heavy dose of meets in April.
"The weather looks poor," he added, with the forecast calling for rain and unseasonably cold temperatures. "We decided to pull a bunch of people to save them for the conference meet.
"There's too much risk [of injuries] on wet runways" and with 50-degree conditions.
It will be OSU's third appearance at Hayward Field this spring. They also competed at the Hayward Premier on April 1-2 and the Oregon relays on April 22-23.
Last time out
Freshman Isabelle Esler won the javelin with a throw of 165-11, the second-best mark in school history, to lead the Beavers at the High Performance Meet on April 29-30.
Esler's mark was one of eight top-10 all-time standards turned in on a cool, breezy, showery weekend at the Whyte Track & Field Center.
Sophomore Ella Knott was third in the javelin at 151-11, a PR by 15, and moved from eighth to seventh all-time. Sophomore Adele Scatena was second in the 100 hurdles in 14.25, the sixth-fastest time in school history.
Junior Anneke Moersdorf won the long jump for the second weekend in a row with a leap of 19-9.50, the No. 5 mark in school history. Scatena captured the 400 hurdles in a PR of 1:01.29, tying her for fifth all-time.
Redshirt freshman Jade Whitfield took the discus in 159-5, edging redshirt senior Keely McLaughlin, who PRed at 156-9 and moved from a tie for seventh to fifth place all-time.
Sophomore Amber Jackson was third in the invitational 3000 steeplechase in 10:42.63 and moved from ninth to seventh all-time. Freshman Christina Geisler was sixth in 10:53.31, good for 10th-best all-time.
OSU seniors Lexy Hayes, Audrey Lookner, Alyssa Foote and Kate Intile were recognized in a special ceremony preceding Saturday's track events.
The Beavers will return to Hayward Field for the fourth time this spring for the Pacific-12 Conference Championships on May 13-15.
Eugene, Ore. | Hayward Field
Friday's OSU entrants
Discus (4 p.m.): Jade Whitfield, Caitlyn Marx, Jordan Spradlin.
Hammer (5:30 p.m.): Markayla Billings.
Shot put (6:45 p.m.): Taylor Crockem, Keely McLaughlin.
1500 (8:25 p.m.): Gabby Peterson, Delia DeLeon, Aleen Golla, Kate Intile, Liv Downing, Emily Perez, Emily Foote, Lexy Hayes.