MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia track and field team completed the second and final day of competition at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., tonight.
In today’s action, senior Chene Townsend led the way, winning the 100-meter hurdles. Townsend won the event by more than four tenths of a second, recording a season-best time of 13.46.
In the 1,500 meters, senior Sarah Martinelli
placed 11th with a personal-best time of 4:22.92, trimming more than three seconds off her previous career-best mark in the event.
On Friday, senior Stormy Nesbit
tied her best mark of the season in the triple jump. Nesbit recorded a leap of 12.71 meters to finish in second place overall in the event. Nesbit’s two best jumps of the outdoor season have come in each of her last two outings.
Sophomore Marsielle McBeam
placed fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.71 meters. The jump was McBeam’s best mark of the outdoor season and her second-best mark as a Mountaineer.
Fellow sophomore Hannah Stone
also recorded her best mark of the outdoor season in the high jump with a jump of 1.66 meters. Stone placed sixth in the event.
Freshman Megan Yuan
cut more than five seconds off her personal-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 10:30.16 to earn her 10th place overall in the event.
In the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Alyssa Scherich
recorded a personal-best time of 1:04.95, coming in 19th place.
Sophomore Christa D’Egidio competed in the Gator Invitational at Allegheny College over the weekend. D’Egidio won the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:12.84.
The Mountaineers are back in action next weekend at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas. The three-day event gets underway on Friday, May 16.