Track: Team Seeks a BIG EAST Title

  • By Daniel Whitehead
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  • May 03, 2012 02:32 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Following a strong outdoor regular season that saw multiple school records fall, the West Virginia track and field team begins the championship portion of the season this weekend, May 4-6, at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships hosted by USF in Tampa, Fla.

The Mountaineers will send 18 athletes who qualified for 14 events to the conference meet, as well as a number of relays participants and athletes looking for NCAA regional-qualifying times.

“We are looking to come out and have our best meet of the year,” says WVU coach Sean Cleary. “Our goal is always the same, which is to go out and compete with pride and total commitment.”

Hammer throwers Terina Miller and Heather Adams compete at noon Friday, while Jordan Hamric and Aubrey Moskal compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 8:30 p.m. Kate Harrison and Stephanie Caruso aim for a league title in the 10,000-meter run slated for Friday night at 9:05 p.m. All events run concurrently Friday through Sunday.

Last year at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, the Mountaineers earned a program-best 2nd-place finish with 107 points in which they scored in a school-record 13 of 21 events. Five BIG EAST individual title were achieved, including three from Carrier-Eades and one from Harrison, and 12 athletes advanced to compete at the NCAA East Regional.

“This is our last BIG EAST Championships meet,” Cleary says. “We certainly want and expect a strong showing.”

Live video of the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships can be seen at bigeast.org.

Live stats will be provided by halfmiletiming.com.

Updates on each of the events can be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bigeastconference) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/bigeastchamps).

A daily schedule and further information regarding the 2012 BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championships can be found at bigeast.org.

BIG EAST Outdoor Qualifiers

100m dash - 12.15 requirement
Chene Townsend … 11.93 … Larry Ellis Invitational
100m hurdles - 14.84 requirement
Chelsea Carrier-Eades … 13.56 … prelims, Wake Forest Open
Chene Townsend … 13.92 … prelims, Wake Forest Open
400m hurdles - 1:04.14 requirement
Chelsea Carrier-Eades … 59.02 … Jesse Owens Classic
800m run - 2:14.04 requirement
Jenna Barreto … 2:13.46 … Wake Forest Open
Josie Crouch … 2:14.04 … Larry Ellis Invitational
1,500m run - 4:38.44 requirement
Sarah Martinelli … 4:33.54 … Raleigh Relays
Jessica O’Connell … 4:20.91 … Stanford Invitational
Josie Crouch … 4:37.61 … Jesse Owens Classic
Hallie Portner … 4:37.72 … Jesse Owens Classic
3,000m steeplechase - 11:10.24
Jordan Hamric … 10:47.05 … Stanford Invitational
Aubrey Moskal … 10:38.62 … Larry Ellis Invitational
5,000m run - 17:37 requirement
Sarah Martinelli … 17:03.89 … Columbia Last Chance
Jordan Hamric … 17:09.78 … Columbia Last Chance
Stephanie Caruso … 17:25.23 … Columbia Last Chance
Aubrey Moskal … 17:28.55 … Columbia Last Chance
Hallie Portner … 17:29.38 … Larry Ellis Invitational
10,000m run - 37:03.74
Stephanie Caruso … 35:05.60 … Stanford Invitational
Hammer throw - 45.12m requirement
Terina Miller … 54.98m … Wake Forest Open
Heather Adams … 53.29m … Wake Forest Open
Discus throw - 40.00m requirement
Heather Adams … 46.29m … Raleigh Relays
Karissa Knabenshue … 41.61m … Jesse Owens Classic
Pole vault - 3.60m requirement
Katlyn Shelar … 3.95m … Wake Forest Open
Carrie Long … 3.65m … Raleigh Relays
High jump - 1.68m requirement
Sydney Cummings … 1.73m … Wake Forest Open
Triple jump - 11.65m requirement
Stormy Nesbit … 12.31m … Wake Forest Open
Long jump - 5.60m requirement
Meghan Mock … 5.91m … Texas Relays
Stormy Nesbit … 5.77m … Raleigh Relays
Chelsea Carrier-Eades … 5.84m …Larry Ellis Invitational

Individuals at BIG EAST

Heather Adams … Hammer throw, discus
Jenna Barreto … 800m run
Chelsea Carrier-Eades … 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, long jump
Stephanie Caruso … 5,000m run, 10,000m run
Josie Crouch … 800m run, 1,500m run
Sydney Cummings … High jump
Jordan Hamric … 3,000m steeplechase, 5,000m run
Karissa Knabenshue … Discus
Carrie Long … Pole vault
Sarah Martinelli … 1,500m run, 5,000m run
Terina Miller … Hammer throw
Meghan Mock … Long jump
Aubrey Moskal … 3,000m steeplechase, 5,000m run
Stormy Nesbit … Triple jump, long jump
Jessica O’Connell … 1,500m run
Hallie Portner … 1,500m run, 5,000m run
Katlyn Shelar … Pole vault
Chene Townsend … 100m dash, 100m hurdles


Sean Cleary, WVU track and field

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