Track Travels to SPIRE


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
February 07, 2013 01:24 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – After posting six personal-best marks last weekend, the West Virginia University track and field team will head to Geneva, Ohio, for the two-day SPIRE Indoor Track and Field Invitational on Feb. 8-9.

Competition is slated to begin at 2 p.m., on Friday, and 10 a.m., on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute Track and Field Complex.

“We are looking to take the performances that we were pleased with and at the minimum, stay consistent at that level while having our disappointing moments greatly improved upon,” coach Sean Cleary says. “Our goal from the beginning of the year is to qualify as many as we can for the outdoor NCAA championships. My individual goal revolves around providing the opportunity for this to be successful.

“I want to see our ladies run with the pride they feel for WVU and take advantage of whatever their potential may be. Do that and we will be happy.”

Last weekend at the Akron Invitational, senior high jumper Sydney Cummings tied the school record with a leap of 1.78 meters and finished second in the competition. Cummings now claims the top two spots in the top-5 for high jump in program history.

Junior Chené Townsend recorded a personal-best time of 7.72 for an 11th-place finish in the preliminary heat of the 60-meter dash at Akron. Senior Heather Adams continues to have a successful indoor season by recording the second-best weight throw of her career with a mark of 17.83 meters for an eighth-place finish in the gold division.

Live results from the race can be found at lightningtiming.com, while final results and a recap will be posted on WVUsports.com following the completion of the competition.



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