Track Finishes Day Two at Wake Forest


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
March 16, 2013 06:43 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team wrapped up day two at the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, N.C., with two top-5 finishes.

Heather Adams grabbed her second top-5 finish of the meet by placing third in the discus with a mark of 43.00 meters. After sitting out indoor season, Katlyn Shelar made her debut in the pole vault by tying for second with a mark of 3.80 meters.

Chené Townsend tied her personal best in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.13 and a 17th-place finish, while Ashanti Bess placed 39th in the event with a time of 25.96.

In the 3,000-meter run, Sarah McCauley recorded a seventh-place finish with a time of 10:24.45, while Allison Pettit and Chelsea Jarvis came in 17th (10:41.75) and 19th (10:46.02) place, respectively.

Shannen Daly was the first Mountaineer to finish in the 800-meter run with an 18th-place finish and a time of 2:20.34. Allison Tyree was the next WVU runner with a time of 2:21.04, while Arielle Gaither followed closely behind with a time of 2:21.87.

WVU continues to stay on the road for its next meet by traveling to Wheeling, W.Va., for the Bill Van Horne Invitational on March 22-23.

Wake Forest Open Day Two Results
Pole Vault
Katlyn Shelar … tied-2nd … 3.80 meters

Discus
Heather Adams … 3rd … 43.00 meters
Karissa Knabenshue … 9th … 40.46 meters
Brittney Thomas … 18th … 36.42 meters

800-meter run
Shannen Daly … 18th … 2:20.34
Allison Tyree … 23rd … 2:21.04
Arielle Gaither … 27th … 2:21.87

200-meter dash
Chené Townsend … 17th … 25.13
Ashanti Bess … 39th … 25.96

3,000-meter run
Sarah McCauley … 7th … 10:24.45
Allison Pettit … 17th … 10:41.75
Chelsea Jarvis … 19th … 10:46.02

4x400-meter relay
Bess, Gaither, Tyree, Daly … 12th … 4:03.77




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