MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University track and field team is set to participate in the 10th annual Akron Invitational this weekend in Akron, Ohio.
More than 500 athletes from 17 schools will partake in the two-day meet.
“The team has had a nice week of training,” says coach Sean Cleary. “As with the entire East coast, training has been dictated by extreme weather conditions, but the team has done a very good job remaining committed to getting their work in.”
Last weekend, the Mountaineers took a small group of participants to the PSU National in State College, Pa.
Relay teams led the way as the WVU 4x800 meter relay group placed first, and the Mountaineer distance medley relay team finished second.
Senior Stormy Nesbit
continued her success in the field events this season, coming in third place in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump.
Sophomore Marsielle McBeam
recorded her personal-best mark as a Mountaineer in the high jump with a mark of 1.70 meters, finishing in fifth place overall.
“We are gaining momentum and hope the results are reflective this weekend,” Cleary says.
The invitational will get underway on Friday at 3 p.m., with the men’s discus competition, and will conclude at 6 p.m. with the women’s 4x400 meter relay.