New Westminster’s Grace Fetherstonhaugh supplied the pace and her Oregon State Beavers teammates followed at last week’s High Performance Meet in Corvallis, Ore.
Fetherstonhaugh, a freshman at the NCAA Div. 1 university, collected the school’s first win of the final regular season meet with the top time in the 3,000-metre steeplechase. Grabbing the lead in the early going, the New West Secondary alumna maintained her position until the end to finish in 10 minutes, 31.17 seconds. It was the fourth-best time in Oregon State history.
It wasn’t a personal best for Fetherstonhaugh, whose top time is 10:01.95, set nearly a year ago at another Oregon meet.
Ten days ago, the New West native set a season-best time in the 3000m steeplechase at the Mt. Sac Relays, placing 12th in 10:26.52.
The 2018 Canadian champion in both the 1500- and 3000m steeplechase, Fetherstonhaugh is currently ranked 142nd in the world for 3000m steeplechase.