Chelsea Carrier and Chene Townsend at the WVU State Farm Games By Kelly Tuckwiller for MSNsportsNET.com January 25, 2011 01:12 PM MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team received a No. 7 ranking in the week one national polls announced today by the Untied States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The top three remained the same from preseason rankings with Oregon at No. 1, Texas A&M at No. 2 and LSU at No. 3. Clemson currently ranks fourth, while Tennessee and Arkansas follow in fifth and sixth place, respectively. The Mountaineers are once again the highest ranked BIG EAST team in the poll. Other ranked conference opponents include, Villanova (No. 11), Louisville (No. 21) and Georgetown (23). West Virginia will continue action this weekend with the Penn State National Invitational on Jan. 28-29. It will serve as one of the largest meets of the season with competition from Tennessee, Georgetown, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Central Florida and Ohio State.
Vanessa Jules File Photo LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Marshall University women's track and field team had three student-athletes finish in the top 10 in their event at the Kentucky Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Vanessa Jules finished sixth in the high jump with a height of 5-07.25 feet (1.71m) which is two inches shy of her school record.
Kaitlyn Gillespie Kelly Tuckwiller for MSNsportsNET.com January 16, 2011 11:51 AM MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Redshirt freshman Kaitlyn Gillespie captured first-place in the 1,000-meter race on Saturday as the West Virginia University track and field team posted an excellent finish at the Doug Raymond Invitational, hosted by Kent State. Gillespie took the top spot with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 2:54.16. The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, native also race well in the 800-meter event, finishing in fourth with a time of 2:16.43.
Chelsea Carrier By Kelly Tuckwiller for MSNsportsNET.com January 08, 2011 05:43 PM MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – After the holiday break, the West Virginia University track and field team returned to post an excellent showing today at the Penn State Relays in University Park, Pa., with several top finishes. “Today was a great rust-buster for our team,” coach Sean Cleary says. “This was a great test for the girls at an away venue and we had some great performances. It is clear that we have a lot more work to do, but for now, we leave this meet pleased.”