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Track: Duo Performs Well at Penn Relays


By Daniel Whitehead for WVUsports.com
April 26, 2012 09:47 PM
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.

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