Eugene, Oregon – Grace Fetherstonhaugh set its third school record on Friday, kicking off the Oregon State women’s track team on the opening day of the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field.

The redshirt junior from New Westminster, B.C. shaved nearly four seconds off the 3,000-metre steeplechase mark and was second in 9:44.76, just 0.02 seconds off the winner. His old PR was 9:50.40 and was the No. 2 time in school history heading into Friday.

The old record was 9:48.30, set by redshirt junior Kaylee Mitchell at last year’s Pacific-12 Conference Championships. Mitchell placed fourth Friday in 9:53.67.

Outdoors, Fetherstonhaugh also holds the OSU records in the 1,500 (4:17.25) and 5,000 (15:58.93) and ranks ninth in the 800 (2:11.17). She is also the record holder in the 5000 indoors (16:00.93) and second in the 3000 indoors (9:00.87).

Junior Anneke Moersdorf won the long jump with a mark of 19-8.25. The San Luis Obispo, Calif. native set the No. 5 all-time performance at OSU with her efforts, a PR of nearly five inches. She was previously No. 9 on the all-time list at 19-3.50, set last weekend in Long Beach, Calif.

Second year Adaël Scatena accelerated to second place in the 400 hurdles in 1:01.41, a PR of nearly a second and the No. 6 time in school history. Junior Taylor Weidinger was third in 1:03.17.

The Beavers earned six top-10 finishes in the 1,500, led by second Amber Jackson at 4:32.10, good for second place. senior red shirt Delia DeLeon was fourth (4:33.20).

Freshman in red shirt Jade Whitfield was fourth in discus at 159-7; senior red shirt Keely McLaughlin was fifth at 149-9.

The meeting ends on Saturday; first track event is the 800 Invitational at 5:15 p.m. OSU entrant is senior Mary Friedmanwho ranked No. 3 all-time in this event with a PR of 2:07.50 set last Saturday at the Lewis & Clark Invitational.

Pac-12 Athlete of the Week Nominees

Senior Mary Friedman was nominated for Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Week and Freshman Billings of Markayla was nominated for Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week April 11-17. Neither was selected.

Running at the Lewis & Clark Invitational, Friedman led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 800m with a time of 2:07.50 to better his all-time No. 3 mark by nearly half a second. His old PR was 2:07.94. Billings took 15th place in the hammer and took 5th place with a mark of 179-8 at the Beach Invitational at Long Beach State. She had been No. 6 with a PR of 175-4.


The Beavers will host their annual high performance meet on April 29-30 at the Whyte Track & Field Complex.

Oregon Relay Participants

Eugene, Oregon | Hayward Field

Friday’s results

Events on the ground

Long jump: 1. Anneke Moersdorf, 19-8.25. 7. Chelsea Howard18-2.25.

Disk: 4. Jade Whitfield, 159-7. 5. Keely McLaughlin, 149-9. 7. Caitlyn Marx, 140-10. 8. Jordan Spradlin137-6.

The track events

100: 6. Jada Hurley, 12.26. 9. Abby Buckley12.57.

400 hurdles: 2. Adaël Scatena, 1:01.41. 3. Taylor Weidinger1:03.17.

1500: 2. Amber Jackson, 4:32.10. 4. Delia DeLeon, 4:33.20. 7. Gaby Peterson, 4:35.53. 8. Christina Geisler, 4:8.59. 9. Alyssa Foote, 4:38.07. ten. Aleen Golla, 4:38.59. 12. Emilie Perez4:50.19.

3000 steeplechase: 2. Grace Fetherstonhaugh, 9:44.76. 4. Kaylee Mitchell9:53.67.

Beavers in competition on Saturday

Events on the ground

Triple jump (noon): Anneke Moersdorf, Jaaden Steele.

Shot put (1:45 p.m.): Taylor Crockem, Keely McLaughlin, Jordan Spradlin.

High jump (3 p.m.): Emma Nelson, Lara Denbow, Savannah Reilly.

Hammer (4:15 p.m.): Billings of Markayla, Keely McLaughlin, Jade Whitfield, Caitlyn Marx.

Javelin (5:30 p.m.): Jordynn Slater, Isabelle Esler, Ella Knot, Jazlyn Romero.

The track events

800 (2:05 p.m.): paige sefried, Sydney van der Zee.

Relay 400 (4:50 p.m.): Oregon State (Abby Buckley, Jada Hurley, Chelsea Howard, Adaël Scatena).

800 Invitational (5:15 p.m.): Mary Friedman.

Relay 1600 (6:35 p.m.): Oregon State (Adaël Scatena, Jada Hurley, paige sefried, Mary Friedman).


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