Lasnicki Concludes Season as All-American


By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
June 12, 2014 11:03 PM
 
Junior Allison Lasnicki recorded the second-fastest time in school history in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Finals. 
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On the second day at the 2014 Division I NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore, tonight, junior Allison Lasnicki of the West Virginia University track and field team earned All-America honors.
 
Lasnicki concluded her season with the second-fastest time in school history in the 10,000 meters (33:46.22). She finished 17th overall in the event to earn Third Team All-America accolades.
 
"Allison ran a very good race last night," says coach Sean Cleary. "I am very both pleased and proud of her race. This has not been a smooth year for Lasnicki. After tearing her meniscus in the fall, she did not compete for six months."
 
The time for Lasnicki broke her previous season-best mark by 25 seconds and was just 10 seconds off her personal-best time of 33:36.11 set last season.
 
"In a very small time period, Allison had two big races at the Big 12 Championships and qualified for the NCAA finals. I saw a young lady that never quit trying last night," Cleary says. "She ran her fastest time of the season by 25 seconds and beat quite a few young ladies from the NCAA regional meet who beat her two weeks ago."
 
Former Mountaineer Clara Grandt holds the fastest time in school history in the event of 33:16.96 set in 2009.
 
"We are both very excited to see what a full year of training brings her as she'll now prepare for her senior year," Cleary says. 
 
Senior Stormy Nesbit will compete in the triple jump finals on Friday, June 13, at 6:25 p.m., ET. Nesbit recorded the best mark in school history (13.19 meters) in the event at the NCAA East Prelims to qualify her for the finals.
 
Joining Nesbit in competition tomorrow will be senior Sarah Martinelli, who qualified for Friday night’s finals of the 3,000 meter steeplechase after setting a school record in the event on Wednesday night. Martinelli will be competing at 8:45 p.m., ET.
 
ESPNU and ESPN3.com will provide live coverage of the events throughout the week.
 
Information and results following each day of competition can be found at WVUsports.com.



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