Marietta, OH -- Marshall University ladies indoor track and field team invaded Marietta, Ohio on January 24 and captured the Marietta Open #2 held at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on the campus of Marietta College. The Thundering Herd Ladies won 9 different events and easily outdistanced runner-up Marietta College by a score of 215 points to 162 points. Kathleen Clark (1000m and mile) and Kristin Smith (long jump and high jump) were double winners. Delkira Maybin sprinted to the win in the 55m dash in 7.41, Rachel Coaxum hurdled the 55m hurdles in 8.50, Cara Rumburg threw the shot 39-07.00, and Molly Grove heaved the weight throw 51-10.50. The 4 x 400m relay team also took first place honors with a time of 4:18.20. West Virginia Wesleyan Men placed 2nd while the Lady Bobcats took 3rd in impressive showings. Event winners for the lady Bobcats were Daytona Maher in the 200m dash in 26.92, Brenna Hagerty completed the 25 lap 5000m run in a fast 18:13.85, and Jasmine Claggett leaped to 34-00.00 in the triple jump. Leading the way for the men were first place finishers Ricky Kump in the 400m (50.75), Nate Edwards in the 3000m (9:01.86), Dwight Holden in the 55m hurdles (8.02), and Seth Kendall in the pole vault (13-00.25). The WV Wesleyan men also won the 4 x 200m and 4 x 400m relays. Other WVIAC teams competing were Concord University, University of Charleston, Glenville State, and West Liberty State University. Concord University took both Distance Medley Relays. There were several other individual winners from the WVIAC conference.
Albany, NY -- Sophomore Sarah Campanelli took 3rd place in the mile at the University of Albany's Great Dane Classic held on January 23, 2009 with a time of 5:02.38 earning all 6 of her team's points. Freshman Stewart Jones ran an impressive 4:22.58 mile placing 14th. Dustin Hall, a sophomore, placed 16th in the 3000m with a sub 9 minute clocking in 8:56.38
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team was led by sophomore pole vaulter Alexandra Acker who hit a mark of 3.82-meters today, at the State Farm Games held at the WVU Shell Building. An ECAC qualifying mark, Acker’s performance is the second-best in school history, behind Erin Nett (4.07-meters) who set the bar in 2001. “I could never say that a program is exceeding expectations but we’re progressing every week,” comments Coach Sean Cleary. “For who we are and what we have, we are progressing every week and that is very exciting.”
Teams in action this past weekend: Marshall University was at the Kentucky Invitational, West Virginia University raced in the Penn State National Invitation, Concord University had runners at the VT Hokie Invitational, afnd numerous teams and/or individuals from the WVIAC participated in the Marietta Open #1. Attending the Marietta Open #1 were: Alderson-Broaddus, University of Charleston, Wheeling Jesuit University, Glenville State College, and West Virginia Wesleyan College. All results are posted.
Indoor track is heating up the cold winter as numerous College teams and High School athletes are in action. WVRunners will be posting results and entering indvidual performances after results are obtained. Check the results link to find the latest meets posted. If anyone has pictures or videos they want with a meet, please mail them to email@example.com. The WV Flyers had their 2nd indoor meet on January 10th and Marietta College had a high school meet with West Virginia athletes present. Results and performances are posted.