Hamric Named Athlete of the Week

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  • By Abby Norman
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  • April 01, 2013 12:18 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University women’s track runner Jordan Hamric has been named Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Stanford Invitational this past weekend.

Hamric shattered the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and placed seventh in section two of the event with a time of 10:17.58. Hamric broke the previous school record of 10:25.93 set by Susan Davis in 2006 by eight seconds.

The Bruceton Mills, W.Va., native becomes the third track athlete to break a school record this season. Hamric is currently ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 9 in the country in the steeplechase.

WVU Student-Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Christal Caldwell, Women’s Basketball
Week 2: Haily VandePoel, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 3: Hailey Barrett, Women’s Tennis
Week 4: Christal Caldwell, Women’s Basketball/Sydney Cummings, Women’s Track and Field
Week 5: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 6: Kaylyn Millick, Gymnastics
Week 7: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 8: Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 9: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 10: Matt Frazer, Baseball
Week 11: Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 12: Jordan Hamric, Women’s Track and Field

-This Week in Baseball
The WVU baseball team will play four games this week … on Tuesday, the Mountaineers will host Marshall at 6 p.m., at Hawley Field in Morgantown … this weekend, the team will travel for a three-game Big 12 series at Baylor … game one on Friday begins at 7:35 p.m., game two on Saturday begins at 4:05 p.m., and Sunday’s finale begins at 2:05 p.m.

-Last Week in Baseball
The Mountaineers went 5-0 last week, defeating Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday, before sweeping New Orleans in a four-game series at Hawley Field … WVU outscored the opposition 48-17 in the five victories.

-Notes & Quotes
Senior catcher Alan Filauro batted .533 (8-for-15) during the week with two runs, one home run and seven RBIs … against New Orleans, junior first baseman Ryan McBroom went 5-for-12 with seven runs, three homers and four RBIs … he had three homers in three-consecutive games, all solo blasts … McBroom also notched the game-winning run in game four with an RBI single … junior left fielder Jacob Rice went 7-for-15 with six runs, four doubles and five RBIs against New Orleans … the pitching staff continued to produce, finishing with a 1.50 ERA against the Privateers … junior righty Corey Walter pitched a complete game, allowing one run on five hits with eight strikeouts in 9.0 innings.

Track and Field
-This Week in Track and Field
The West Virginia University track and field team will split up next weekend, with the jumpers heading to the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala., on April 5-6, while the rest of the team travels to the Don Frail Invitational in Marietta, Ohio on April 6.

-Last Week in Track and Field
Four Mountaineers headed to the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday, Mar. 29 … the team competed against more than 3,300 athletes and 100 collegiate teams in the 29th edition of the meet.

-Notes & Quotes
At the Stanford Invitational, senior Jordan Hamric shattered the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase … Hamric placed seventh in section two of the event with a time of 10:17.58 and broke the previous school record of 10:25.93 set by Susan Davis in 2006 by eight seconds … Hamric’s time ranks No. 9 in the country and No. 2 in the Big 12 … junior Sarah Martinelli and senior Aubrey Moskal also competed Friday evening on the Cobb Track in the 5,000-meter run … both posted personal-best times in section three of the event … Martinelli placed 24th with a time of 16:45.66, while Moskal finished 31st with a time of 17:14.93 … senior Sarah-Anne Brault was the final competitor for WVU in the 10,000-meter run … Brault finished in 26th place of section one of the event with a time of 34:56.70.

-This Week in Women’s Tennis
WVU hosts its final home matches of the season, as it welcomes No. 25 Oklahoma State (10-4, 2-1 Big 12) on Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m., and No. 39 Oklahoma (10-6, 2-2 Big 12) on Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m.

-Last Week in Women’s Tennis
The Mountaineers were idle.

-Notes & Quotes
Four players (Hailey Barrett, Ikttesh Chahal, Emily Mathis and Vivian Tsui) are tied for the team lead in singles wins, with six … doubles partners Audrey Wooland and Mathis lead the team with eight doubles victories … Mathis has a team-high 14 combined victories … Barrett and Mathis scored a victory over the nation’s No. 19-ranked doubles combo of Breaunna Addison & Noel Scott of Texas on March 25 … on March 15, Wooland defeated then-No. 65 Stefanie Tan of TCU.

-This Week in Women’s Rowing
WVU travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on Alabama and Central Florida on the Black Warrior River.

-Last Week in Women’s Rowing
The Mountaineers partook in their annual spring break trip.

-Notes & Quotes
WVU has competed once this season, at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on March 16-17 … in total, five crews raced in the two-day competition against Virginia, Louisville, Buffalo and Georgetown … the 8+ ‘C’ crew of Kaitlyn Eason, Danika Rencken, Kimberlie May, Kendra Welker, Mary Cook, Angelica Fell, Addie Dulaney, Allyson Pytlak and coxswain Sarah Dodd turned in a first-place finish, with a time of 8:02.10 in their heat.

-This Week in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers play host to the 2013 NCAA Morgantown Regional Championships on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum … WVU will compete as the No. 5 seed … No. 5-ranked Michigan is the top seed, while No. 8 Nebraska is No. 2 and No. 17 Illinois is No. 3. … No. 19 Kentucky is the fourth seed, and North Carolina is No. 6.

-Last Week in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers were idle.

-Notes & Quotes
WVU will open the meet on bars … the team’s full rotation order is: bars, beam, bye, floor, vault, bye … the Mountaineers (13-9, 1-3) qualified for their 35th regional championship and 30th in NCAA competition … WVU last played host to a regional championship in 2010, with 2,144 fans on hand to watch the Mountaineers finish fourth … WVU is 0-1 against the field this season, having lost, 196.925-196.55, to the then-No. 3 Wolverines on Feb. 24 at the Coliseum … the top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships in Los Angeles, April 19-21, at the University of California, Los Angeles … the event winners at each regional site also will advance to the national championships … tickets for the Morgantown Regional are $12 each when purchased in advance online at WVUGAME.com or by calling the Mountaineer Ticket Office at 1-800-WVU-GAME … groups of 10 or more can receive a special group rate of $9 per person at WVUGAME.com or by calling 1-800-WVU-GAME … group tickets must be purchased in advance … tickets will be available at the door for $15 each on the meet day.