CLOVIS, Calif. – The Oregon State track & field team won two events and set seven all-time top-10 marks on Saturday at the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis, Calif.
"It was a good meet, a great experience for us," coach Kelly Sullivan said. "Now we are looking forward to our home meet," the April 29-30 High Performance Meet at the Whyte Track & Field Center. "We will build off what we've done so far."
Winning for the Beavers were junior Devin Collins in the 100 hurdles (13.79) and junior Kristiane Width in the 1500 (4:35.01).
Redshirt junior Morgan Anderson (pictured above) took second in the 800 in 2:11.54, the fifth-best time in OSU history. Senior Rachel Picknell took second in the hammer (167-11), as did senior Emily Weber in the 1500 (4:35.26). Picknell also placed sixth in the discus at 146-6.
Senior Helen Ann Haun was second in the pole vault (12-1.50), and junior Allison Jackson was second in the high jump (5-3.25).
Junior Melissa Ausman was third in the discus at 164-8, breaking her streak of plus-170-foot meets at two in a row. Ausman added a sixth-place finish in the hammer at 158-2.
Seniors Michele Turney (39-3) and Bethany Imperial (39-0.25) went 3-4 in the triple jump. Imperial became just the second OSU woman to break 39 feet and her mark was No. 2 all-time behind Turney, the only Beaver to pass the 40-foot barrier.
The 400 relay quartet of Jasmin McKenzie, Venessa D'Arpino, Kerissa D'Arpino and Collins placed fourth in 46.40, the second-fastest time in school history.
Kerissa D'Arpino took fourth in the 100 in 11.82, and fifth in the 200 in 24.25, the third-fastest time in OSU history.
Venessa D'Arpino placed seventh in the 400 in 57.10, the No. 6-all-time clocking in that event, and took ninth in the 200 in 24.82, the No. 8-all-time performance.
Sophomore Jasmin McKenzie improved her No. 4 all-time mark in the long jump to 19-4.25, and placed fifth.
The Beavers have set 10 school records since starting the outdoor campaign at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Invitational on March 19. They also have posted 39 all-time top-10 times or marks.
The Beavers host their lone home meet of the season, the fourth annual High Performance Meet, on Friday and Saturday at the Whyte Track & Field Center.
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Bulldog Invitational results
100 METERS: 4. Kerissa D'Arpino, 11.82.
200 METERS: 5. Kerissa D'Arpino, 24:25. 9. Venessa D'Arpino, 24.82.
400 METERS: 7. Venessa D'Arpino, 57.10.
800 METERS: 2. Morgan Anderson, 2:11.54. 5. Juliana Mount, 2:13.59.
1500 METERS: 1. Kristiane Width, 4:35.01. 2. Emily Weber, 4:35.76.
100 HURDLES: 1. Devin Collins, 13.79. 11. Alba Villaronga, 15:09.
400 RELAY: 4. Oregon State (Jasmin McKenzie, Venessa D'Arpino, Kerissa D'Arpino, Devin Collins), 46:40.
HIGH JUMP: 2. Allison Jackson, 5-3.25. 4. Jessica Lautenbach, 4-11.50. Sara Almen, NH.
POLE VAULT: 2. Helen Ann Haun, 12-1.50. 4. Gillette Field, 11-7.75.
LONG JUMP: 5. Jasmin McKenzie, 19-4.25. 11. Lucinda Howard, 18-0.50.
TRIPLE JUMP: 2. Michele Turney, 39-3. 4. Bethany Imperial, 39-0.25.
DISCUS: 3. Melissa Ausman, 164-8. 6. Rachel Picknell, 146-6.
HAMMER: 2. Rachel Picknell, 167-11. 6. Melissa Ausman, 158-2.
JAVELIN: 7. McKenzie Byrd, 128-3. 9. Kayla Fleskes, 122-10.
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