Track Places Fourth at George Mason Invite

  • By Nick Arthur
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  • April 13, 2014 08:42 AM
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Marsielle McBeam
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia track and field team finished competition at the George Mason Invite in Fairfax, Va., late last night.
The Mountaineers placed fourth overall as a team out of 20 schools participating.
Senior Chene Townsend won the 100-meter hurdles with a mark of 13.59, tying her second-best time in the event this outdoor season.
Also recording a first-place result was sophomore Marsielle McBeam. McBeam placed first in the high jump with a mark of 1.70 meters. Fellow sophomore Hannah Stone placed third in the high jump with a mark of 1.65 meters.
In the triple jump, senior Stormy Nesbit finished in second place with a leap of 12.46 meters.
Junior Karissa Knabenshue participated in the shot put and discus events for the Mountaineers. Knabenshue placed third in the shot put with a toss of 12.94 meters and finished seventh in the discus throw with a mark of 37.38 meters.
The Mountaineers are back on the track next weekend at the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, N.J. The two-day event will begin on Friday, April 18, and conclude on Saturday, April 19.