Track Set to Host WVU Invitational

  • By Nick Arthur
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  • January 17, 2014 11:37 AM
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Sean Cleary
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University track and field team returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 18, for the WVU Invitational at the WVU Shell Building.
The action will get underway with the field events at 9 a.m., followed by the running events beginning at noon.
Saturday is the first of two indoor meets the Mountaineers will host this season, with the other being the WVU Gold/Blue on Feb. 21.
“We are looking for an overall improved outing by the women this weekend,” says coach Sean Cleary. “The team is back in their routines after Christmas break and looks much better than a week ago in practice.
“The building will be packed and should provide a great atmosphere for competition. We will introduce a few more competitors that will certainly be on our Big 12 roster.”
West Virginia has competed twice this season, however team results are yet to be kept.
Senior Katlyn Shelar has inked her named into the Mountaineer record books in both competitions this season. Shelar recorded the fifth-best pole vault in indoor program history (3.75m) at the YSU Icebreaker on Dec. 6, to kick off the season. The Novi, Mich., native followed that performance up with the third-best vault in program history (3.80m) at the PSU Relays last weekend.
Sophomore high jumper Hannah Stone was just two inches off her personal-best mark of 1.65 meters last weekend, and freshman Bria Welker recorded a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash (58.71) at YSU.
It will be a short turnaround for the Mountaineers, as WVU travels to Youngstown, Ohio, for the YSU College Invitational on Friday, Jan. 24.
Results and information regarding the meet can be found at WVUSports.com following the event.