Track Travels to YSU College Invitational

  • By Nick Arthur
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  • January 23, 2014 10:58 AM
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Senior Stormy Nesbit recorded the second-longest triple jump (12.42 meters) in indoor program history last weekend at the WVU Invitational.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - After only a six-day break from competition, the West Virginia University track and field team returns to action at the YSU College Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio, on Friday, Jan. 24.
The event will get underway at noon, and includes athletes from 27 schools in attendance.
“This was a quick turnaround for the team. Having competed at home was advantageous being that we are already back on the road,” says coach Sean Cleary. “This will be the first visit to a 300-meter track for the entire group. It is important for us to start getting the feel of the bigger tracks as we will be competing in a similar venue for the Big 12 meet.”
This will be fourth meet of the year to this point for the Mountaineers, most recently competing in the WVU Invitational last weekend.
Although no team scoring was kept, three separate Mountaineers broke into the WVU program record books.
Senior Katlyn Shelar recorded the second-best indoor pole vault (3.90 meters) in program history, senior Stormy Nesbit posted the second-longest triple jump (12.42 meters) in indoor program history and junior Karissa Knabenshue’s shot put mark of 12.99 meters was the third-best in the program record books.
The field events will start at noon with the high jump, shot put and weight throw. At 2 p.m., the long jump and pole vault will get underway, as well as the running events. Due to the number of competitors, the meet will feature a rolling-time schedule.
Results and information regarding the meet can be found at WVUsports.com following competition.