Fierce prep running rivals Hannah Rannow of Siuslaw and Hannah Hernandez of Philomath are now teammates on the Oregon State women's track and field team.
"We are bringing in two Oregon high school distance runners who we believe, in time, will have a major impact on our cross oountry and track team," Beavers coach Louie Quintana said Wednesday in announcing the signing of the OSU recruiting class of 2020.
Oregon State added 12 student-athletes to the team, six in the jumps/sprints/hurdles group, four in the throws group and the two Hannahs in the distance group.
"We feel very fortunate as a staff to have put this group together," Quintana said. "They now merge with the highly successful and deep classes of 2018 and 2019 to give us one of the best and most well rounded teams we have ever seen at Oregon State."
Rannow and Hernandez have competed against each other a number of times in cross country and track and field.
Last fall, Hernandez and Rannow placed 1-2 in the Woahink Lake Invitational and the Paul Mariman Invitational. Rannow placed third in the girls state 4A championships, while Hernandez was eighth.
As juniors, Rannow won the 4A state 3,000-meter title, while Hernandez was sixth.
"Obviously, this has been an interesting year not only for our athletes, but for the high school athletes that we have recruited to be a part of our emerging program at Oregon State," Quintana said. "These athletes were unable to compete during their senior year, but still bring strong accolades and a wealth of big meet experience to OSU.
"This class is jump heavy and (assistant) coach Pete Herber has continued to do an amazing job identifying quality pieces in the jump events that will change the fortunes of this team.
"Associate head coach Dave Dumble did a great job identifying specialty athletes, pulling in great javelin throwers and one of the best discus and hammer throwers in the country."
Oregon State Recruiting Class of 2020
Siuslaw High School
Siuslaw, OR (Cross Country/Distance)
2:18.32 (800m)/4:44.30 (1500m)/10:14.30 (3000m) – 18:33 (5K XC)
4A 3000m OR State Champion 2019
4A 800m OR State Champion 2018
Philomath High School
Philomath, OR (Cross Country/Distance)
4:48.54 (1500m)/10:19.60 (3000m) – 18:17 (5K XC)
Thurston High School
Springfield, OR (Sprints/Hurdles)
43.52 (300m Hurdles)/14.47 (100m Hurdles)
5A 300m Hurdle OR State Champion 2019
Summit High School
Bend, OR (Jumps)
37-11.5 (Triple Jump)/17-3 (Long Jump)
Summit High School
Bend, OR (Jumps)
37-5.5 (Triple Jump)/18-0.5 (Long Jump)
5A Triple Jump OR State Champion 2018
Woodbridge High School
Irvine, CA (Jumps)
40-4 (Triple Jump)/18-10.25 (Long Jump)/5-4 (High Jump)/14.96 (100m Hurdles)
6th Place 2019 California State Championships – Triple Jump
Bozeman High School
Bozeman, MT (Jumps)
19-11.25 (Long Jump)/5-9 (High Jump)/24.72 (200m)
2 x Montana State Long Jump Champion/200m Montana State Champion 2019
North Bend High School
Coos Bay, OR (Jumps)
18-5.75 (Long Jump)/37-11 (Triple Jump)
5A Long Jump OR State Champion 2019
5A Triple Jump OR State Champion 2019
4A Long Jump OR State Champion 2018
Hermiston High School
Hermiston, OR (Javelin)
3A Washington State Javelin Champion 2019
Taft High School
Lincoln City, OR
Mt. Whitney High School
Visalia, CA (Discus)
Cosumnes Oaks High School
Elk Grove, CA (Hammer)
178-6.25 (Hammer)/141-2 (Discus)
Deadline for candidates 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.
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