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Four Personal-Bests Pace WVU at Wake Forest


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
March 15, 2013 08:08 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team recorded four personal-best marks Friday on the first day of the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, N.C.

In the first event of the day, Heather Adams recorded a personal-best hammer throw of 53.93 meters for a fourth place finish. The mark was just above her previous personal-best and still sits at No. 2 on the WVU all-time list for hammer throw in program history.

Sydney Cummings was also successful on Friday by finishing in second in the high jump with a personal-best leap of 1.78 meters. Cummings is now tied for third in high jump in WVU program history.

Karissa Knabenshue was the final field performer to score a personal-best mark with a throw of 12.47 meters in the shot put. Knabenshue moved from No. 5 to No. 3 on WVU’s all-time list with her mark.

On the track, Allison Pettit led the way in the 1,500-meter run with a fourth place finish in the “B” section with a personal-best time of 4:49.76. Sarah McCauley followed in 15th place with a time of 4:55.57, while Lauren Moskal, Alex Klauke and Chelsea Jarvis followed in 21st (4:59.76), 25th (5:02.35) and 26th (5:02.90), respectively.

Competition at Wake Forest resumes tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. with the javelin, while the 4x100-meter relay will start the running events at 11 a.m. Live results from the race can be found at flashresults.com with final results and a recap posted on WVUsports.com following the completion of the competition.

Wake Forest Open Day One Results
Hammer Throw
Heather Adams … 4th … 53.93m
Alanna Pritts … 24th … 37.20m

Shot Put
Karissa Knabenshue … 13th … 12.47m

High Jump
Sydney Cummings … 2nd … 1.78m
Hannah Stone … tied-10th … 1.63m

100-meter dash prelims
Ashanti Bess … 37th … 12.97

1,500-meter run “B”
Allison Pettit … 4th … 4:49.76
Sarah McCauley … 15th … 4:55.57
Lauren Moskal … 21st … 4:59.76
Alex Klauke … 25th … 5:02.35
Chelsea Jarvis … 26th … 5:02.90

5,000-meter run
Alison Kimble … 16th … 18:26.63




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