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Friday sports lineup: OSU baseball, USA track and field, and more

Rupp, Flanagan win 10,000 titles; Inglis-Stoll semis set at Oregon Am golf


OREGON STATE BASEBALL

Noon PT (ESPN) — The Beavers (52-12) play Mississippi State (50-18), with OSU needing a win to stay alive in the College World Series at Omaha, Neb.

Actually, the Beavers need two wins over the Bulldogs — OSU must beat them today and Saturday to advance to the championship series.

That's because Mississippi State nipped Oregon State 5-4 in the opening round of the eight-team tournament.

U.S. TRACK AND FIELD

All day — The U.S. championships continue at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

The men's decathlon opens the day with the 100 meters at 8 a.m. PT, with the fifth of the 10 events, the 400, at 2:50 p.m. PT.

The headliners are Bend's Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee of Austin, Texas.

This will be Eaton's first decathlon of the year; he is coming off a world record-setting and Olympic championship 2012 season. Hardee is the reigning world champion.

Elijah Greer and Nick Symmonds have advanced to the 6:25 p.m. PT men's 800-meter semifinals. Symmonds is looking for a record sixth consecutive U.S. championships victory in the event. James Robinson won five in a row from 1978-82.

The women's and men's 100 semifinals are at 4:30 p.m. PT and 4:45 p.m. PT, respectively, and Oregon Ducks star English Gardner, the 2013 NCAA champion, will be competing, as she was second in her heat during Thursday's first round.

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Thursday's competition was capped by the women's and men's 10,000 meters.

Galen Rupp, the London Olympics 2012 silver medalist from Portland, became the first five-time winner of the U.S. men's 10,000. He was first in 28:47.32, with Dathan Ritzenhein, also of Portland, second in 28:49.66.

Other finishers included Ryan Vail, sixth, and Luke Puskedra, ninth.

Rupp, on his victory and the race: “It was all about winning. For me, time obviously was irrelevant. I want to keep it rolling as long as I can. It is fun winning national championships. These are the meets we shoot for. It’s all about national championships, world championships and Olympics.

“I knew going in it would probably go out slow. I tried to say back and conserve as much energy as possible. If the pace was fast or slow, I feel confident in my ability to win.

“The conditions were not great. It was hot outside, and there were not a lot of people in the stands. I was happy to have it over with.”

Portland's Shalane Flanagan went wire to wire to win the women's 10,000 in 31:43.20, Jordan Hasay was second at 32:17.34 and Nike runner Tara Erdmann was third in 32:24.16.

Flanagan, on her day: "I feel like I found a pretty good rhythm. I was running in the 77s for most of the races. I got out, established a presence, and let it be known that I wanted to run.

“Winning national titles is important because it’s a step towards the next level, and I think it’s important to win national titles to have a presence in the U.S. and to inspire and motivate people. I enjoy the competition, the atmosphere. It's all important.”

Portland's Kara Goucher missed qualifying with her fifth-place finish in 32:59.23.

Hasay, the former Duck star, was making her pro debut with the Nike Oregon Project. She and teammate Erdmann still need to meet the qualifying standard, however, to compete in this year's world championships.

Thursday's action also included the men's 1,500 qualifying, with Matthew Centrowitz, Andrew Wheating, Mac Fleet, Tyler Mulder and Lopez Lomong among the locals advancing.

Michael Berry from the U of O won his 400 first-round heat.

Also Thursday, Bridget Franek of the Oregon Track Club Elite won her semifinal heat in the women's steeplechase.

And Mary Cain, 17, who is coached by Alberto Salazar, made it through the women's 1,500 semis.

TIMBERS U-23

7 p.m. — At Alder Creek Middle School, Portland's developmental team takes on the Kitsap (Wash.) Pumas.

The Timbers U-23s are 5-1-2 (18 points) and lead the Premier Developmental League Northwest Division by one point over the Victoria Highlanders FC (5-1-1, 17 points).

Kitsap is fifth in the seven-team division with a 1-2-5 record (8 points).

HOPS

7 p.m. — Hillsboro's Class A Northwest League team plays the first of five games in five days at the Everett AquaSox.

Thursday's scheduled game was rained out and will be made up as part of a 5 p.m. Saturday doubleheader.

OREGON AMATEUR GOLF

All day — Match play continues at the 104th Oregon Amateur at Eugene Country Club.

The men's and women's quarterfinals and semifinals are on tap.

Men's quarterfinals matches (8 a.m.-8:24 a.m. tee times): medalist Thomas Lim vs. Brian Jung, Justin Kadin vs. Jesse Heinly, defending champion Nick Chianello from Oregon State and Centennial High vs. Bobby Monaco, and Robbie Ziegler vs. Rak Cho.

The men's semis start at 1:20 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Women's quarterfinals matches (8:40 a.m.-9:04 a.m.): Caroline Inglis vs. Gigi Stoll, Kimberly Santiago vs. Seshia-Lei Telles, Monica Vaughn vs. Karinn Dickinson, and Kendall Prince vs. Cassy Lim Isagawa.

The women's semis go at 1:40 p.m. and 1:50 p.m.

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On Thursday:

Women's medalist Inglis, from the University of Oregon and Churchill High, defeated Monica Petchakan of Encino, Calif., 3 and 2 in the round of 16.

Stoll, a junior-to-be at Beaverton High, downed Canby's Aaren Ziegler 5 and 4.

Santiago stopped Amy Beth Simonton 3 and 2. Telles eliminated Tualatin's Kate Hildahl on the 19th hole.

Prince had the most decisive women's win of the day, 7 and 6 over Brie Stone of Venetia.

Isagawa went 24 holes to turn away Chloe Bartek of Vancouver, Wash.