PORTLAND — Western Oregon distance runner Bailey Beeson took first in the women’s 800-meter run at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open on Friday and Saturday. Beeson finished with a time of 2 minutes, 16.16 seconds. Teammate Stephanie Stuckey placed second in 2:16.49. Emily Wetherell took second in the hammer with a throw of 166 feet, 3¾ inches.
On the men’s side, Zach Milligan took first in the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 6 inches.
WOU will compete at the Willamette Invitational in Salem on Saturday.
BASEBALL DROPS THREE OF FOUR: Western Oregon’s baseball team lost three of four games to Northwest Nazarene.
The Wolves took the opening game of the series on Friday 6-1 as pitcher Brady Miller earned the victory. Jay Leverett had a triple during the victory. The Wolves dropped the final three games of the series 5-3, 3-2 and 4-2. WOU (9-10 overall, 4-6 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) is scheduled to host Lewis-Clark State Wednesday (today) at 2 p.m. before playing a four-game series at Montana State Billings on Friday and Saturday.
SOFTBALL WINS THREE: Western Oregon’s softball squad won a three GNAC contests on Saturday and Sunday. WOU opened with a pair of wins (2-0 and 6-5) against Simon Fraser on Saturday. Pitcher Allison Boytz threw a complete-game shutout in the first matchup. The Wolves rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the second game. Western Oregon tied the game when Ashlee Lynch hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. Emma Alfonso scored the game-winning run with a solo shot.
WOU defeated Western Washington 11-8 on Sunday. Destiny Kuehl hit a pair of home runs, while Lynch also hit a homer. WOU dropped the final game 5-2 on Monday.
The Wolves are scheduled to host a pair of doubleheaders. WOU will face Central Washington Friday at 3 p.m. and Saint Martin’s Saturday at noon.