MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In a final tune-up before the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, West Virginia runners Kaylyn Christopher
and Letitia Propst
earned strong finishes in the 3,000-meter run Thursday night at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.
In her first appearance of the outdoor season, Christopher finished in sixth place in the race with a career-best time of 9:47.86, beating her old mark of 9:51.85 from the 2010 outdoor season. The Kingwood, W.Va., native competed in the 600-meter run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup during the indoor season and also competed in the relays at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in March.
Propst ran her first career 3,000-meter with success by placing 17th in 10:13.56, meeting a personal goal of finishing under 10:20 for the race. The Elkins, W.Va., native had competed in the 1,500-meter and 800-meter earlier in the outdoor season, including a season-best 4:40.90 in the 1,500-meter two weeks ago at the Jesse Owens Classic.
The Mountaineers continue action this weekend as throwers Terina Miller
, Heather Adams
, Alanna Pritts
and Karissa Knabenshue
compete Friday and Saturday at the Ashland Alumni Open in Ashland, Ohio.
The women’s elite hammer throw is scheduled for Friday at 11:30 a.m., with the women’s open hammer throw slated for approximately 2 p.m. The discus throw is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m., while the shot put is set for approximately 10:30 a.m.
A schedule of events for the Ashland Alumni Open can be found at finishtiming.com.
The BIG EAST Outdoor Championships run from May 4-6 in Tampa, Fla.