Track Set for Split Weekend


By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
April 03, 2014 11:09 AM
Sophomore Paige Szabat competes at the Big 12 Indoor Championship in Ames, Iowa. 
 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University track and field team will be split this weekend, as the Mountaineers will be competing in three-separate competitions.
 
A small group of competitors will make the trip to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational April 4-5, another small portion of the squad will travel to Gainesville, Fla., for the Florida Relays April 4-5, while the majority of the squad will stay close to home and participate in the Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational in Athens, Ohio, on Saturday, April 5.
 
The Mountaineers are fresh off their second outing of the outdoor season last weekend at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. Senior Chene Townsend was back in action for the first time since last summer after redshirting during the indoor season. Townsend placed second overall in the 100-meter hurdles.
 
Other notable finishes last weekend were senior Sarah Martinelli placing seventh in the 1,500 meters with a personal-best time of 4:26.35, and sophomore Marsielle McBeam finishing fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.70 meters.
 
The weekend will kick off on Friday at the Florida Relays at 10 a.m., and won’t conclude until the 4x400 meter relay of the Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational at 5:20 p.m., on Saturday.
 
Results and information regarding this weekend’s meets can be found shortly following the conclusion of competition at WVUsports.com.



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