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Track Completes Day One at SPIRE


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
February 08, 2013 09:10 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – On the first day of competition at the SPIRE Indoor Track and Field Invitational, the West Virginia University women’s track and field team posted seven personal-best times.

In the 600-meter run and the unseeded heat of the 400-meter dash, all six Mountaineers recorded personal-best times. Freshman Peyton Hampson led the way in the 600 meter with a time of 1:36.17 for a 16th-place finish, while juniors Arielle Gaither and Allison Tyree followed closely behind with personal-best times of 1:37.90 and 1:38.23, respectively.

Freshman Christa D'Egidio finished first for WVU in the 400 meters with a 12th-place finish and a personal-best time of 57.16. Junior Shakiyla Cosby finished in 22nd place with a time of 58.60, while freshman Alyssa Scherich recorded a time of 59.47.

Scherich also recorded a personal-best time in the unseeded heat of the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.62.

Competition at the invitational resumes tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., at the SPIRE Institute Track and Field Complex. Live results can be found at lightningtiming.com with a recap and final results posted at WVUsports.com following the completion of the competition.



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