WV Wesleyan Sweeps WVIAC Track & Field Championships

Provided by Chris Kreger, WVIAC Meet Director
May 2, 2009


WHEELING, WV – WV Wesleyan’s women claimed their seventh straight WVIAC Track and Field championship and 17th of the last 19 today at Wheeling Jesuit University with a team total of 234 points. The Griffins of Seton Hill University placed second with 146 team points followed by Concord University with 94 pt. Seton Hill sophomore Erin Beattie lead all individual scorers with 50 points being named the MVP of the this year’s meet.  Four WVIAC meet records fell over the two day competition highlighted by Seton Hill’s Amanda Ponsonby in the Pole Vault jumping a height of 3.72m (12’3”).

On the men’s side WV Wesleyan held off Seton Hill (144 points) and two-time defending champion Wheeling Jesuit (129 points) with a team total of 172 points. Concord’s Cornell Core was named MVP with 33.5 points. One WVIAC meet record fell for the men in the 4x400m relay by WV Wesleyan with time of 3:15.25 just .25 seconds from an NCAA Provisional mark.

Complete event winners, which include several NCAA qualifying efforts and conference records, are listed below along with team standings.  Individual award winners also follow:

Women's Award Winners:

Field: Erin Beattie – Seton Hill

Track: Sarah Campanelli – Wheeling Jesuit
Rookie: Brittany Robbins – Concord
MVP: Erin Beattie – Seton Hill
Coach: Jesse Skiles – WV Wesleyan

Men's Award Winners:
Field: Nate Janusey – Seton Hill
Track: Stewart Jones – Wheeling Jesuit
Rookie: Stewart Jones – Wheeling Jesuit
MVP: Cornell Core - Concord
Coach: Tim Creamer – Seton Hill