Oregon State sprinter Venessa D’Arpino, steeplechaser Juliana Mount, distance runner Morgan Anderson, long jumper Kara Hallock and throwers Kindel Bailey and McKenzie Byrd are headed to the NCAA West Regional.
The meet runs Thursday through Saturday at the University of Texas. Hallock has already qualified for the national meet in the heptathlon, set for June 9-10 in Eugene.
A senior from Silverton High, Anderson will be making her third regional appearance. She placed 28th in the 1,500 meters in 2015 and 2016.
D’Arpino, Mount, Hallock, Bailey and Byrd will make their first postseason appearances. Each event features 48 competitors with the top 12 finishers in the Austin Regional and the top 12 in the concurrent Lexington Regional advancing to Eugene.
D’Arpino, will run in the 400 meters (54.14 seconds) on Thursday and the 200 meters (23.63) on Friday. The school record-holder in both events, D'Arpino is seeded 44th of 48 in the 200 and 48th in the 400.
Mount will run the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday. She is seeded 33rd with a school-record time of 10:22.97.
Anderson will run the 5,000 this year, on Saturday. She is seeded 42nd in 16:17.50, the No. 2 all-time mark.
Hallock is seeded 47th in the long jump with a mark of 19 feet, 10¾ inches., the No. 2 all-time mark. The Lebanon High graduate jumps on Thursday.
Bailey is seeded 35th at 151-0, the OSU school record. Byrd is seeded 36th at 150-9¼, the No. 2 all-time mark. They throw on Thursday.