Track Team Splits for Weekend Competition


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
April 24, 2013 01:11 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team will split up this weekend with the distance runners headed to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 25 and the throwers going to the Ashland Alumni Open in Ashland, Ohio, on April 26-27.

Jordan Hamric, Aubrey Moskal, Sarah Martinelli and Sarah McCauley will be the only Mountaineers competing in the 119th edition of the Penn Relays, with all four running in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 8 p.m., on Thursday at Franklin Field.

In her last time competing in the steeplechase, Hamric shattered the school record by placing seventh in section two of the event with a time of 10:17.58 at the Stanford Invitational. Hamric’s time currently ranks No. 3 in the Big 12, No. 10 in the east region and No. 22 nationally.

The throwers will see action on Friday and Saturday in Ashland, Ohio. Last weekend, Heather Adams recorded two top-5 finishes in the hammer throw and discus. Adams recorded a personal-best mark of 54.55 meters in the hammer throw for a third-place finish, while also recording a mark of 44.40 meters in the discus for a fifth-place finish. Adams’ personal-best hammer throw mark ranks No. 7 in the Big 12 and No.44 in the east region.

Live results and live video feed from the Penn Relays can be found at pennrelaysonline.com. Final results and recaps will be posted on WVUsports.com following the completion of each competition.



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