AUSTIN, Texas — Senior Morgan Anderson concluded her stellar Oregon State career on Saturday by placing 38th in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet at the University of Texas.
She was seeded 42nd entering the competition and ran 17:27.01 in a slow, tactical race on a hot and humid night at Mike A. Myers Stadium. She was OSU's lone competitor on Saturday.
A versatile runner from Scotts Mills, Ore., who graduated from Silverton High School, Anderson leaves OSU with the No. 5 all-time clocking in the 800 (2:11.54) and the No. 2 time in the 1,500 (4:21.84) and 5,000 (16:17.50).
She ranks No. 4 in the indoor 800 (2:15.26); No. 2 time in the indoor mile (4:47.32) and No. 4 time in the indoor 3,000 (9:43.11). She also anchored the school-record 4,000-meter distance medley relay team (11:24.59).
A four-year starter in cross country, she ranks 12th all-time over 5,000 meters (17:17). She also earned numerous Pacific-12 Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-academic accolades.