WVU Finishes Last Day at NCAA East


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
May 25, 2013 09:38 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track & field team had its final two competitors compete at the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday.

Chene Townsend ended her season in the quarterfinals of the 100-meter hurdles by finishing eighth in heat one and 19th overall with a time 13.52.

“Chene was just a little off today,” says coach Sean Cleary. “After running a career best yesterday, she needed to duplicate that run today. At this level, being slightly off will not work. It’s been a good year and next year will be better.”

Stormy Nesbit also concluded her season on Saturday after competing in the triple jump. Nesbit recorded a leap of 12.64 meters on her last jump in prelims to move on to the finals, but could not improve her mark and finished 14th overall.

“Stormy had a clutch last jump in regulation to put herself into the finals, but could not take advantage of the opportunity presented to her,” Cleary says. “Our goal is to now regroup and come back for a final year and finish things off in style next year. Those two centimeters will serve as motivation for the next twelve months.”

Townsend and Nesbit’s performances concluded the 2013 outdoor season for the majority of the Mountaineers. Senior Jordan Hamric will be the only WVU student-athlete competing at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8. Hamric will compete in the semifinals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Thursday, June 6 at 8:35 p.m., ET.



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