Track: Successful Finish to Raleigh Relays


By Daniel Whitehead for WVUsports.com
March 31, 2012 08:08 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Multiple West Virginia track and field athletes posted personal bests at NC State’s Paul H. Derr Track Saturday to end competition at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C.

Hammer throwers Terina Miller, Heather Adams and Alanna Pritts led the team as Miller broke her own all-time best school record of 54.98 meters with a 55.25-meter throw Saturday to place sixth overall in the field. Adams came in 10th place with a throw of 52.10 meters, while Pritts broke her own fifth-best all-time WVU mark of 40.69 meters with a 41.72-meter throw.

Competing for the first time of the outdoor season, the 4x800 relay team of Jessica O’Connell, Stephanie Aldea, Hallie Portner and Sarah Martinelli assembled a strong race with a second-place finish in 9:04.53. A fellow 4x800 squad of Alison Kimble, Lauren Moskal, Allison Pettit and Chelsea Jarvis came in 10th place with a time of 9:52.09.

Pole vaulter Katlyn Shelar achieved a 3.75-meter vault to place third overall, while newcomer Carrie Long finished seventh with a 3.65-meter height.

The 4x400 relay team of Josie Crouch, Kelly Williams, Arielle Gaither and Allison Tyree placed 21st with a time of 3:59.46. In the 400-meter hurdles, Gaither placed fourth in her section in 1:07.24, while Kristen McWhorter finished fifth in her section in 1:08.83.

The No. 24 Mountaineers next compete at the Stanford Invitational from Apr. 6-7 in Palo Alto, Calif.

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