Sophomore Juliana Mount set a school record in her steeplechase debut on Friday to highlight Oregon State performances on Day 1 of the fifth annual High Performance Meet at the Whyte Track & Field Center.
A middle-distance specialist, Mount took sixth place in 10 minutes, 22.97 seconds and broke Sam McKinnon’s old mark of 10:25.78, set at the 2015 Pacific-12 Conference meet. She also ranks in OSU’s all-time top-10 in the 800 (2:12.03), 1,500 (4:26.53) and 5,000 (16:42.83).
“I just wanted to finish,” Mount said. “The 5K I did at Azusa Pacific (on April 14) was hard for me, it felt like it was really long. (Friday) didn’t feel long at all because I was focused on every hurdle.
“I only had one steeplechase workout so I went in with no expectations, and had fun with it. I was a hurdler in high school, but was a little rusty, obviously.
“To get a regional mark already” is great, she added. “I want to see what I can do with more practice.”
Redshirt junior Kristiane Width was eighth in 10:30.06, the third-best time in OSU history. Width already holds the 2,000-meter steeplechase school record (6:59.23), set in a 2015 dual against Utah in her only other steeplechase race.
Senior Morgan Anderson placed fifth in the 5,000 meters in 16:17.50, a PR by nearly eight seconds and the No. 2 time in school history. She now ranks second all-time in the 1,500 (4:22.94), second in the 5,000 and fifth in the 800 (2:11.54).
Senior Helen Ann Haun and sophomore Gillette Field each cleared 12 feet, 6¾ inches in the pole vault and each narrowly missed being the first OSU woman to break the 13-foot barrier on their subsequent attempts. Haun took second on fewer misses; Field was sixth.
Senior Emily Weber was 11th in the 5,000 in 16:556.04. Redshirt junior Samantha Lewis took second in her section and 14th overall in 17:16.56, a season-best by almost 90 seconds and just off her PR of 17:07.57.
In the 1,500, redshirt sophomore Nicole Goecke (4:37.08) was 33rd, a season-best by two seconds.
Results from the hammer, held at Western Oregon, were not available.
Saturday’s competition starts at 10 a.m. with the javelin. The first track event is the women's 4x100 relay at 1 p.m.