SEATTLE — Junior Kerissa D’Arpino and sophomore Juliana Mount set school records on Saturday to pace the Oregon State track and field team on the final day of the Washington Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor Center.
D’Arpino set a school record of 7.58 seconds in the 60 meters in the semifinals, breaking the former mark of 7.71 she shared with Allie Church. She then placed eighth in 7.68 in the finals.
“Kerissa ran unbelievable, she broke the old school record three times,” as she also ran 7.70 in the opening round of qualifying, OSU coach Kelly Sullivan said. “That’s outstanding.”
Mount ran 9:33.62 in the 3,000 to break Laura Carlyle’s old mark of 9:35.99, set back in 2011. Morgan Anderson finished just behind her in 9:43.76, the fourth-best time ever at OSU in that event.
“For her to break Laura Carlyle’s record in the first 3K she has ever run is incredible,” Sullivan said. “Laura is the best middle-distance runner in our history.”
Another all-time top-10 mark was set by Venessa D’Arpino, who ran 7.68 in the 60 semifinals, the third-fastest time. They had four top-10 marks altogether on the second day of their opening meet of the 2017 indoor season.
The Beavers also had four all-time top-10 performances on Friday, by Kerissa D’Arpino and Collins in the 200 and by Lindsay McShane and Sydney Guthrie-Baker in the weight throw.
The Beavers are idle next weekend and will resume competition at the Husky Classic, set for Feb. 10-11 at the Dempsey Indoor Center.
“Overall we had a great meet,” and are ahead of where they were last year at a similar time, Sullivan said. “We will come up here in two weeks and build on what we did this weekend.”