WVU Completes Spring Slate – West Virginia University Athletics
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team wrapped up regular season action when they hosted WVU’s Last Chance Meet on Saturday, May 7 at Mylan Park Track and Field Complex. in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The Mountaineers garnered nine top-five finishes at WVU Last Chance. The meeting was marked by the pole vaulters. Second year Lynsie Curtis ranked third in the pole vault with a height of 3.75 meters. She was followed by redshirt senior Ellie Gardner and junior Katelyn Caccamowho tied for fourth place with a judge’s decision of 3.75 meters.
“I am very satisfied with the performance of the outfielders over the past few weeks,” said the coach. Sean Clear. “With great shots at the next bars, they should be very excited for the Big 12 Championship.”
Also, Senior Redshirt Hayley Jackson took first place in the 1,500 meter race after finishing in 4:26.24. She was followed by fifth-year senior Sylvia Russel, who won the 3,000-metre steeplechase in a season-best time of 10:21.25.
In addition, in the 1,500 meter race, junior redshirt Charlotte Bois placed second in 4:30.53, while second Megane Weaver placed fifth in 4:47.74.
Senior Mikenna Vanderheyden second in the 800 meters. Vanderheyden finished with a time of 2:11.37.
In the field, senior Sada Wright placed second in the discus throw, finishing with a season-high distance of 48.02 metres.
“Sada was impressive getting back into the 48-meter range for the record,” Cleary said. “She expects to add a few more yards next weekend.
“Although the conditions weren’t ideal, I was pleased with those who came out and competed one last time before the conference meet,” Cleary said.
WVU will travel to the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship May 13-15 in Lubbock, TX at Fuller Track & Field.
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