Notes & Quotes
Sophomore Hannah Stone
placed second in the high jump with a personal-best jump of 1.73 meters ... senior Stormy Nesbit
finished second in the long jump with a season-best mark of 5.84 meters ... In the pole vault, senior Katlyn Shelar
placed second with a season-best mark of 3.97 meters ... Shelar took three attempts at the school record in the event, but fell just short.
Coach Sean Cleary: “We had some promising moments today. I am especially encouraged by Hannah and Katlyn - both appear to be rounding into shape at the right time. Stormy had some positive moments in the long jump. I believe she has some very big jumps in her before the winter ends.”
This Week in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers return to the WVU Coliseum and welcome Pitt on Friday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. … it is WVU’s annual “Beauty & the Beast” meet, and the WVU wrestling team will compete against Clarion simultaneously … all tickets are $1 each, courtesy of United Bank.
Last Week in Gymnastics
WVU dropped its first-ever Big 12 Conference regular-season road meet on Feb. 7, losing 196.025-194.175 at Iowa State … despite the loss, the score was a season-high road mark for the Mountaineers … senior Hope Sloanhoffer
won her fourth straight all-around crown with a 39.325 showing … she matched or set season highs on bars (9.85) and beam (9.825) and earned two top-three finishes … freshman Nicolette Swoboda
placed third with a 38.875 total … Sloanhoffer and freshman Alexa Goldberg
tied for second bars with 9.85s … sophomore Jaida Lawrence
matched her vault season-best score of 9.875 for the event win … Sloanhoffer paced the team on floor with a 9.8 … junior Beth Deal
closed the meet with a winning, 9.85 beam routine, matching her season high.
Notes & Quotes
With the loss, WVU dropped to 2-3 all-time against ISU … WVU tallied 48.9 on bars, 0.05 short of its season high … senior Erica Smith
finished fifth on bars with a 9.8 … sophomore Lindsey Litten
earned a career-high 9.75 on bars … the Mountaineers swept the vault podium finishes, with Sloanhoffer placed second with a 9.85, her fourth straight mark of 9.8 or better on the event, and Swoboda tallying 9.825, her best road score, for third … Sloanhoffer and senior Amanda Carpenter
scored a season – and career-best 9.825, respectively, on beam for fourth place … the mark was the second highest scored on Friday night … Swoboda followed a fall in the beam lineup with a career-best 9.75 score.
This Week in Rifle
WVU Rifle (10-0, 7-0 GARC) is idle this week. They will begin the post-season on Feb. 22, at an NCAA Qualifying match, held at Murray State.
Last Week in Rifle
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team closed regular-season competition with two matches last week and earned their seventh regular-season Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) title … on Feb. 6, the Mountaineers defeated No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks, 4709-4680 … on Feb. 8 WVU beat No. 1 Kentucky 4702-4688, for the GARC title.
Notes & Quotes
On Thursday, the Mountaineers dominated Alaska-Fairbanks in air rifle, 2380-2348 … junior Maren Prediger
finished first (597), while classmate Ziva Dvorsak
matched her season-high (596) for second place ... sophomore Garrett Spurgeon
finished third and matched his career high with a 594 score, and junior Thomas Kyanko
shot a season-high 593 for a fourth-place finish … WVU lost in smallbore against the Nanooks, 2332-2329 … Kyanko and Ciotola each shot a school-record 200 prone … this is the first regular-season GARC title for WVU since the 2010 season … on Friday, the Mountaineers set a national record in air rifle with a 2382 team score … Prediger, Dvorsak and Spurgeon placed first in the gun with 596 marks.
Coach Jon Hammond: “We’ve got some good momentum. Every match is a big match from here on out, and we need to keep the intensity up for every one of them.”
This Week in Tennis
West Virginia travels to Norfolk, Va., to take on Richmond on Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m.
Last Week in Tennis
The Mountaineers (1-3) recorded its first victory of the spring, defeating Cal (Pa.), 5-2.
Notes & Quotes
West Virginia’s win over the Vulcans on Feb. 7 was the first win under first year coach Miha Lisac … the Mountaineers took the doubles point for the first time this season, with the duo of sophomore Hailey Barrett
and junior Ikttesh Chahal
grabbing their first win of the spring, 6-4 … the freshmen tandem of Oana Manole
and Kaja Mrgole
, ranked No. 9 in the Atlantic Region, bounced back after their first loss a week ago to down Mariela Sarinana and Ramona Czakon, 6-4 … Barrett grabbed her second win in singles of the spring, 6-1, 6-4 … Mrgole won her team-high third singles match, 6-4, 6-4 … Manole defeated Kiefer Shaw, 6-1, 6-2, for her second victory of the season … sophomore Irinka Toidze
tallied her first win in singles with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) win over Veronika Mikulis.
Coach Miha Lisac: “It has been a battle this spring to get over the hump, and after falling short a couple of times, it was nice to see the team’s work pay off and get a win. We will look for today to give us some confidence going forward into our matches coming up.”