Nesbit Named Athlete of the Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University track and field student-athlete Stormy Nesbit has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Nesbit started off the competition on Saturday with a seventh-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.93 meters and became the first Mountaineer to score in both the indoor and outdoor championship meets.
The Roseville, Minn., native returned on Sunday for the final day of competition to take runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 12.51 meters. Nesbit tallied 10 points for WVU in the meet and was the only Mountaineer to score in multiple events.
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
Week 13: Katlyn Shelar, Women’s Track and Field
Week 14: Dan Dierdorff, Baseball
Week 15: Harrison Musgrave, Baseball
Week 16: Harrison Musgrave, Baseball
Week 17: Stormy Nesbit, Women’s Track and Field
-This Week in Baseball
WVU will host TCU from May 10-12, at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston … Friday’s game begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m., start on Saturday and Sunday’s finale begins at 1 p.m.
-Last Week in Baseball
The Mountaineers went 2-2 last week, highlighted by a series win over No. 10 Oklahoma in Charleston … WVU fell 4-3 in 10 innings on Friday night, before winning 9-3 on Saturday and 9-6 on Sunday to win two out of three … earlier in the week, WVU fell 7-6 to Pitt in front of a record crowd of 2,535 on Tuesday at Hawley Field.
-Notes & Quotes
WVU batted .313 as a team last week, led by junior designated hitter Matt Frazer, who went 5-for-9 with three runs, four doubles, three RBIs, three walks and one hit by pitch … over the weekend, junior first baseman Ryan McBroom had a double, two home runs and seven RBIs to help lead the Mountaineers to two victories … sophomore left-hander Harrison Musgrave continued his fantastic season, picking up a no decision on Friday against Oklahoma … Musgrave allowed two runs on four hits with 11 strikeouts in 7.0 innings.
Track and Field
-This Week in Track and Field
The West Virginia University track and field team will travel to Charlottesville, Va., for the Virginia Challenge on May 10-11 … competition is set to begin at 3 p.m. on both days.
-Last Week in Track and Field
The Mountaineers competed in their first ever Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Waco, Texas last weekend … WVU had 12 different athletes score in the meet, as they tallied 40 points for an eighth-place finish.
-Notes & Quotes
On the first day of competition, Heather Adams was the first to score for WVU with a school record breaking mark of 56.96 in the hammer throw for a fifth-place finish … Katlyn Shelar also scored by coming in eighth in the pole vault with a mark of 3.76 meters … On day two, Stormy Nesbit placed seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.93 and became the first student-athlete to score points in both the indoor and outdoor championships … Nesbit started the team off strong on the final day of competition by placing second in the triple jump with a mark of 12.51 meters … all four 3,000-meter steeplechase competitors scored on Sunday with Jordan Hamric leading the way with a second-place finish and a school record breaking time of 10:11.06 … Sarah Martinelli placed fifth, while Sarah McCauley and Aubrey Moskal rounded out the scoring runners at seventh and eighth place, respectively … Sydney Cummings and Hannah Stone both scored in the high jump by placing fifth and sixth … Chene Townsend and Sarah-Anne Brault were the final scorers for WVU in the 100-meter hurdles and the 5,000-meter run, respectively.
-This Week in Women’s Rowing
WVU is idle.
-Last Week in Women’s Rowing
The Mountaineers placed fourth at the 2013 Big 12 Championship, as they competed in five of six events and tallied 75 points.
-Notes & Quotes
WVU’s first varsity 8+ crew of Rachelle Purych, Danielle Widecrantz, Kelly Kramer, Lisa Deklau, Elizabeth Kantak, Jessica Hurlbert, Karen Verwey, Courtney Schrand and coxswain Mallory Fisher crossed the finish line in 6:36.45 in third place, a spot higher than their fourth seed … Oklahoma won the Big 12 team title for the first time, with 136 points, followed by Texas (117), Kansas (81), West Virginia (75) and Kansas State (66).
“Fourth place in the team standings is a good result for our first year in the Big 12. Going into the last event, the Varsity 8+, we were tied with Kansas State, so the difference between fourth and fifth came down to the final race. Our varsity eights led the way for us today and represented WVU very well within the Big 12 Conference. The coaches of the other schools and the officials of the Big 12 were very welcoming to us this weekend, and I want to commend Kansas for the great job they did in hosting the championship.”
– Coach Jimmy King
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