Shelar Breaks School Record


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
April 06, 2013 08:46 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University junior Katlyn Shelar broke the school record in the pole vault with a mark of 4.08 meters at the Ohio Team Challenge and Sunset Classic on Saturday in Athens, Ohio.

Shelar placed first in the event with a personal-best mark and takes over the school record from Erin Nett who had held it since 2002 with a mark of 4.00 meters.

WVU took the next four spots in the pole vault with Kiley Defibaugh and Lindsay Kopenhaver tying for second with marks of 3.25, while Kimberly Mulvin and Caitlin Walton tied for fourth with marks of 3.25 as well.

Senior Heather Adams won both discus and hammer throw for the second meet in a row with marks of 43.88 meters and 50.47 meters, respectively. Karissa Knabenshue placed second in the discus with a mark of 42.11, while also taking third in the shot put with a mark of 12.31 meters.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Christ D’Egidio, Ashanti Bess, Arielle Gaither and Shakiyla Cosby placed first with a season-best time of 3:53.41. D’Egidio took second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.37, while Cosby also took second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.53.

At the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala., Chene Townsend led the way with a seventh-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.75. Sydney Cummings placed fifth in the invitational heat of the high jump with a leap of 1.77 meters, while Hannah Stone took fifth in the unseeded heat with a leap of 1.67 meters.

The Mountaineers will split up again next weekend with part of the team headed to the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio on April 12-13, while the other part of the team will head to the Patriot Open Invitational in Fairfax, Va., on April 13.



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