McNeil Concludes WVU’s 2017 Campaign

  • By Samantha Strejeck
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  • June 10, 2017 08:29 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Junior Shamoya McNeil of the West Virginia University track and field team competed in the women’s triple jump finals at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, in Eugene, Oregon, at Hayward Field.
McNeil, a native of Portland, Jamaica, placed 22nd in the triple jump finals with a mark of 12.70 meters (41’-8”), while earning All-American Third Team honors. McNeil is WVU’s final competitor of the weekend.
On Thursday, senior Amy Cashin opened up competition in the women’s semifinals 3,000-meter steeplechase. The Werribee, Australia, native fell short of qualifying for Saturday’s finals, as she placed 19th with a time of 10:11.86. Cashin was named to the All-American Third Team.
“We are very proud of both Shamoya and Amy,” coach Sean Cleary said. “Amy began competing last September, while Shamoya began in December. To be standing at the NCAA Finals competing alongside the finest young athletes in the world is a tremendous achievement. While both wanted more from themselves this week, they do return home with the knowledge that they have the ability and belief that they will be back on this stage next year. Both will take this experience, along with their All-American awards and be much of motives the next time they stand on the track.”
McNeil and Cashin made their NCAA Championships debut, this weekend. The pair are the first to qualify for the event since WVU alum Kaitlyn Gillespie in 2015.
Cashin holds the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:01.18, which she set at the NCAA East Prelims.
McNeil holds the second all-time mark in the triple jump of 13.21 meters (43’-04 ¼”), set at the 2017 Big 12 Outdoor Championship.
The duo concludes the 2017 campaign for the Mountaineer track and field team.