Billings wins hammer throw at Oregon Twilight Meet
Eugene, Ore. – Markayla Billings won the hammer throw on Friday, leading a small contingent of Oregon State athletes at the Oregon Twilight Meet at Hayward Field.
A redshirt freshman from Elk Grove, Calif., Billings posted a winning mark of 171 feet, four inches, to outdistance the runnerup by nearly 15 feet. It was her second victory of the spring; she also took first place at the Willamette Invitational on March 26.
Redshirt senior Keely McLaughlin was second in the shot put at 49-11.25. Redshirt senior Taylor Crockem was fourth at 47-7.75.
Redshirt freshman Jade Whitfield (155-1) and redshirt sophomore Caitlyn Marx (150-6) went 4-5 in the discus.
Junior Gabby Peterson led the 1500 contingent by taking 18th in 4:38.46.
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 results
Discus: 4. Jade Whitfield, 155-1. 5. Caitlyn Marx, 150-6. 7. Jordan Spradlin, 132-5.
Hammer: 1. Markayla Billings, 171-4.
Shot put: 2. Keely McLaughlin, 49-11.25. 4. Taylor Crockem, 47-7.75.
1500: 18. Gabby Peterson, 4:38.46. 19. Aleen Golla, 4:40.88. 21. Kate Intile, 4:45.24. 24. Liv Downing, 4:47.09. Emily Foote, 4:46.43. 25. Lexy Hayes, 4:52.56.