Track Returns to Action at PSU Relays

  • By Nick Arthur
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  • January 10, 2014 09:54 AM
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Sean Cleary 
Morgantown, W.Va. - Following a five-week break from competition, the West Virginia University indoor track & field team returns to action Saturday, Jan. 11, at the PSU Relays in State College, Pa.
The Mountaineers began their 2013-14 season at the YSU Icebreaker on Dec. 6, participating in four events. Saturday will begin a stretch of seven-straight weekends of competition leading up to the Big 12 Indoor Championships in Ames, Iowa, on Feb. 28.
“The girls are back into their routines after the holidays,” says WVU eighth-year head coach Sean Cleary. “We will go pop over to State College and get in a little rust buster. For many of these young ladies, the train is about to leave the station – from January through June we will be on the road.
“It’s time to get moving and see where we are, and decide how we will arrive and where we need to go.”
In the first competition of the season last month, senior Katlyn Shelar placed first in the pole vault with a mark of 3.75 meters – the fifth-best vault in indoor program history.
Freshman sprinter Bria Welker, a native of Ridgeley, W.Va., posted a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.71 in her first appearance as a Mountaineer.
The action will get underway at 10 a.m., on Saturday, with field events, and will conclude with the men’s and women’s 4x400 meter relay at 5 p.m.
Final results and information can be found at WVUSports.com following competition.