Track: WVU Completes Colonial Relays


By Kelly Tuckwiller for WVUsports.com
April 02, 2011 03:38 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Freshman Chené Townsend led the West Virginia University track and field team this afternoon with a fourth-place showing in the 100-meter hurdles in the last day of competition at the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary

Townsend earned the finish with a time of 14.28, after winning her heat on Friday.

“I feel like we got a few good things out of this meet,” coach Sean Cleary says. “But, we are clearly not where we thought we would be at this point with the goals that we have for later in the season. For most of the team, we have two weeks before we return to competition. We really need to buckle down and concentrate on what is required to reach our potential. I believe we are going to do that.”

WVU’s 4x800-meter relay team also had a good finish to the meet with a third-place showing. The team of seniors Keri Bland, Kaylyn Christopher, April Rotilio and sophomore Aubrey Moskal crossed the line with a time of 9:00.63.

In the field events, senior Natasha Redman and sophomore Sydney Cummings tied for second (1.65 meters)in the high jump, while Katlyn Shelar and Lindsey Kopenhaver finished in eighth (3.40 meters) and ninth (3.25 meters), respectively, in the pole vault.


WVU continues action next weekend with a trip to the Texas Relays on April 6-9.



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