Townsend Wins 100 Hurdles at Virginia Challenge

  • By Nick Arthur
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  • May 10, 2014 09:36 PM
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Chene Townsend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia track and field team completed the second and final day of competition at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., tonight.  
In today’s action, senior Chene Townsend led the way, winning the 100-meter hurdles. Townsend won the event by more than four tenths of a second, recording a season-best time of 13.46.
In the 1,500 meters, senior Sarah Martinelli placed 11th with a personal-best time of 4:22.92, trimming more than three seconds off her previous career-best mark in the event.
On Friday, senior Stormy Nesbit tied her best mark of the season in the triple jump. Nesbit recorded a leap of 12.71 meters to finish in second place overall in the event. Nesbit’s two best jumps of the outdoor season have come in each of her last two outings.
Sophomore Marsielle McBeam placed fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.71 meters. The jump was McBeam’s best mark of the outdoor season and her second-best mark as a Mountaineer.
Fellow sophomore Hannah Stone also recorded her best mark of the outdoor season in the high jump with a jump of 1.66 meters. Stone placed sixth in the event.
Freshman Megan Yuan cut more than five seconds off her personal-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 10:30.16 to earn her 10th place overall in the event.
In the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Alyssa Scherich recorded a personal-best time of 1:04.95, coming in 19th place.
Sophomore Christa D’Egidio competed in the Gator Invitational at Allegheny College over the weekend. D’Egidio won the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:12.84.
The Mountaineers are back in action next weekend at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas. The three-day event gets underway on Friday, May 16. 

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