Track Wraps Up Indoor Season

  • By Nick Arthur
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  • March 08, 2014 11:03 PM
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Sean Cleary 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University track and field team wrapped up its indoor season at the Columbia Last Chance this evening in New York, N.Y.
The Mountaineers took a small group of five competitors to the meet, looking to build momentum for the outdoor season.
“This trip proved to be successful,” says coach Sean Cleary. “Sarah Martinelli gained valuable experience running in a race of this caliber. This should pay dividends this spring in our championship races.”
Martinelli, a senior from Morgantown, W.Va., recorded a personal-best mark in the mile with a time of 4:47.11, finishing in sixth place overall.
In the 800-meter run, freshman Amy Cashin placed third (2:13.86), freshman Brianna Kerekes placed sixth (2:16.50) and sophomore Alyssa Scherich finished 11th overall (2:21.00).
“The younger girls all came home with season-best times,” Cleary says. “We need to keep introducing our freshmen to meets that take them out of their comfort zone. Today provided such an opportunity.”
The Mountaineers will have a week break before kicking off the outdoor season at the Bill Van Horne Invitational in Wheeling, W.Va., on Saturday, March 22.