Track Qualifies Three for NCAA Finals

  • By Nick Arthur
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  • May 31, 2014 09:07 PM
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Stormy Nesbit used a career-best leap of 13.19 meters in the triple jump to qualify for the NCAA Finals.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On the final day of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this evening, senior Stormy Nesbit became the third Mountaineer to qualify for the NCAA Finals.
"Stormy closed out her NCAA preliminary career in great fashion," says coach Sean Cleary. "Her career at West Virginia has been exceptional but was missing one thing. Tonight, Stormy took care of that blemish by qualifying for the NCAA Finals." 
Nesbit recorded a career-best leap of 13.19 meters in the triple jump to finish in sixth place overall in the event. Nesbit’s previous personal-best leap was 13.07 set earlier this season and in 2012.
Nesbit, along with senior Sarah Martinelli and junior Allison Lasnicki all qualified for the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships on June 11-14, in Eugene, Ore, after finishing in the top 12 in their respective events this weekend.
"Every one of the young ladies that we brought to the NCAA meet exceeded their incoming ranking," Cleary says. "That statistic alone tells us that we had a very successful weekend."
Martinelli punched her ticket to Eugene after posting the second-fastest time in school history in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best mark of 10:10.25 on Saturday night.
Lasnicki, who was competing in the 10,000 meters, was the lone Mountaineer in competition on Friday night. Lasnicki finished in 11th place in 34:11.71.
Information and a meet schedule for competition at the NCAA Finals can be found at WVUsports.com later in the week.