Track Completes Day Two at Penn Relays

  • By Nick Arthur
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  • April 25, 2014 07:23 PM
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Senior Stormy Nesbit competes in the triple jump competition on Friday at the Penn Relays. 
Photo by Tim O'Dowd
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia track and field team wrapped up its second and final day of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., earlier this evening.
Senior Stormy Nesbit kicked off the day with a season-best mark in the triple jump. Nesbit recorded a leap of 12.71 meters and placed eighth in the event.
Entering the weekend, the mark of 12.71 meters would rank her in a tie for No. 23 nationally in the triple jump this season.
Later in the day, senior Chené Townsend participated in the 100-meter hurdles. Townsend recorded a time of 13.72, finishing in 13th place overall. Townsend’s best time of the season, 13.54, has her ranked No. 29 nationally in the event.
On day one of the Penn Relays, senior Sarah Martinelli won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:17.47. Fellow senior Allison Lasnicki placed second in the 10,000 meters with a time of 34:11.20 in her first action of the season.
Sophomore Marsielle McBeam tied for fourth in the high jump with a mark of 1.68 meters. The jump was McBeam’s third best of the outdoor season.  
The Mountaineers will be off next weekend and will return to the track on May 9-10 at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. The meet will be the final competition prior to the Big 12 Outdoor Championships May 16-18.