Oregon State will compete in its third women's cross-country meet of the fall at Saturday morning’s Emerald City Open in Seattle.

The Beavers have been off since Oct. 4, when sophomore Holly Cavalluzzo finished runner-up to lead the team to third in the six-team meet. It was the second-fastest 5K time in school history (16 minutes, 55 seconds).

“We are super excited; it should be a lot of fun,” Cavalluzzo said. “We are ready our first 6K of the season. Our whole team is just going to do so well, especially with the training we’ve been doing. We are ready for it.”

Hosted by Seattle University, the 6,000-meter race starts at 10:30 a.m. at upper Lower Woodland Park. Competitors must complete three 2,000-meter loops of the relatively flat course.

The Beavers will be joined by the host Redhawks, Washington, Seattle Pacific and unattached runners from local clubs such as Club Northwest and the Seattle Running Club.

Besides Cavalluzzo, others running for the Beavers will be freshmen Sam McKinnon and Kala Kopocek; sophomores Monica Anderson, Maureen Tremblay, Samantha Lewis and Morgan Anderson; juniors Adrienne Demaree and Aly Nielson; and senior Kelsi Schaer.

OSU will be home next week in the Beaver Classic at Avery Park as the final warmup for the Pac-12 championship meet Oct. 31 at the Metropolitan Golf Course in Oakland, California. The meet in Corvallis begins at 4:30 p.m.

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