MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Looking to qualify for nationals in the heptathlon, senior Chelsea Carrier-Eades
is off to a strong start after four events Wednesday at the Texas Relays in Austin, Tex.
The Buckhannon, W.Va., native totaled 3,536 points between the 100-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash, high jump and shot put to lead the field with three remaining events Thursday.
“It was a solid start for Chelsea today,” says WVU assistant coach Shelly Gallimore. “For not having the indoor season, she’s doing very well in the outdoors.”
Carrier-Eades came in first place in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.40 seconds for 1,065 points, and placed second in the 200-meter dash in 24.16 seconds for 965 points. In the high jump, she tied for second place at 1.72 meters for an additional 879 points. To end the day, she placed fourth in her flight and seventh overall in the shot put at a distance of 11.49 meters to earn 627 points toward the total.
She will compete in the remaining heptathlon events, the long jump, javelin, and 800-meter run, Thursday beginning at noon and continue on a rolling schedule. She looks to break her career-best mark of 5,927 points set at the 2011 Texas Relays.
Redshirt sophomore Chené Townsend
will compete in the 100m hurdles preliminaries Friday at 9:30 a.m., with the finals scheduled for Saturday at 2:50 p.m. Junior Sydney Cummings
will compete in the high jump Saturday at 2 p.m., while senior Meghan Mock
will compete in the long jump Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The track and field team also competes at the Raleigh Relays Friday and Saturday, Mar. 30-31, in Raleigh, N.C., hosted by NC State. Texas Relays Schedule of Events