WVIAC Athletes Perform Well at Marietta Open #3

Marietta, OH -- WVIAC athletes and teams competed well and came away with several first place finishes at the Marietta Open #3 which had over 21 colleges and other unattached individuals racing.

Seton Hill placed 4th overall for the women with 76.5 pts with Amanda Ponsonby leading the way by taking first place in the pole vault with a vault of 11-00.25. The Unversity of Charleston ladies with 37 points finished in 9th with Christina Phillips winning the high jump with a jump of 5-03.75. Concord University lady Mountain Lions followed closely in 10th place with 35 points. The Concord ladies had two first place finishers as Erin Barnett won the highly contested 200m dash in 27.36, and Senior Amanda Blankenship won the crowded mile race by .18 seconds in 5:28.52. Blankenship missed a school record which she previously set by .05 seconds at the Marietta Alumni Open on February 6th of this year.

On the men side, Concord University Mountain Lions placed 5th overall with 49 points. Red shirt junior Lance McDaniel took the victory in the 3000m in 9:10.82 while setting a personal best. Wheeling Jesuit placed 7th overall with 29 points.  Tied for 10th place was West Liberty State and the University of Charleston men in their last season of indoor. Terrence Spencer of the University of Charleston made it a sweep for the WVIAC in the 200m as he won in a fast 23.42.