Adams Breaks School Record

By Abby Norman for
January 25, 2013 11:26 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – On the first day of competition at the PSU National Invitational, senior Heather Adams recorded a weight throw of 18.04 meters and broke her own school record Friday evening in State College, Pa.

Adams finished fifth in the competition and now owns four of the top five records in WVU program history in the weight throw. Sophomore Karissa Knabenshue and senior Alanna Pritts also competed in the weight throw and finished in 24th and 25th place, respectively.

Junior Chené Townsend also saw action Friday night and posted a season-best time of 8.56 in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles for a seventh-place finish. In the finals, Townsend went on to finish in eighth place with a time of 8.69.

In the invitational heat of the distance medley relay, freshmen Kelly Williams, Christa D'Egidio, Peyton Hampson and junior Sarah Martinelli finished just behind former Big East foe Georgetown for a second-place finish with a time of 11:34.55.

Competition at the PSU National Invitational resumes tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m., with the women’s 400-meter dash, while the field events begin at noon with the women’s high jump. Live results can be found at with a recap and final results posted at following the completion of the competition.

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