Seton Hill's Erin Beattie pictured scored 48 points to earn Women's WVIAC T&F Championship MVP honors. WVIAC Photo Album by Charlie Pritt (WHEELING, W.Va.)---West Virginia Wesleyan built a big opening day lead in both meets on Friday and cruised to the men's and women's titles at the WVIAC Track & Field Championship on Saturday. The Bobcats outdistanced runner-up Seton Hill on each side. The WVWC women outscored SHU 216-146 with Wheeling Jesuit finishing third at 131. Wesleyan romped to the men's championship by a 238-136 margin. Wheeling Jesuit was also third at 124. Photos Courtesy of Tri State Runnur Open article for more
WHEELING, W.Va.)---The 2010 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Track & Field portion of the Championships will be held April 30-May 1 at Wheeling Jesuit. The multi-event portion of the meet concluded last weekend as Seton Hill’s Erin Beattie won the 13-woman field and defended her crown in the heptathlon with a WVIAC record 4271 points. In addition the heptathlon, saw three individual event records fall over the two day competition. Freshman Cuylor Edgell of WV Wesleyan held off teammate and defending champion Ricky Kump to win his first decathlon crown with a total of 6313 pts. Edgell set a new WVIAC meet record for the event along with hitting a NCAA Provisional mark. Ten men competed in the field with which saw three individual event records fall. On the team side, WV Wesleyan leads the men's field with 19 pts followed by Seton Hill with 8 pts. and Wheeling Jesuit with 4 pts. Seton Hill’s women lead defending champions WV Wesleyan by 1 point (11 to 10) followed by Glenville with 8pts and Concord with 2pts. WV Wesleyan looks to defend their men’s crown against last year’s runner-up Seton Hill. “The filed is wide open for the men this year and could come down to the 4x400m relay,” says veteran WVIAC meet director Chris Kreger. However, Seton Hill will walk in as the favorite this year led by their NCAA Division II national provisional qualifiers. Josh Wilks has an NCAA mark in the 800m with a time of 1:51.78 and comes off an All-American performance in the indoor championships as he also hit the indoor standard in the 400m this season. Griffins Nick Spino and Aron Kurzinski have also hit NCAA marks in the 400mH (53.63) and long jump (7.27m) respectively. Dwight Holden of WV Wesleyan is just seconds off and a NCAA mark in the 110HH along with his 4x400m relay team. On the women’s side WV Wesleyan will seek their 18th women’s title and their 8th straight as they hope to hold off Seton Hill and Wheeling Jesuit. Seton Hill’s Erin Beattie (field events) will be one of the favorites to watch along with Wheeling Jesuit’s Sarah Campanelli (1500m), Emily Taylor (discus) and Megan Pratt (hammer), WV Wesleyan’s Megan Zayas (steeple), and Concord’s freshman sensation Shawnee Carnett (800m) who have each reached, or are not far off, NCAA qualifying marks. Glenville’s Marteney Jacobs and Concord’s Shawnee Carrnett look to be the favorites in this years Rookie of the year title as it will come down to their individual points in the meet to see who wins the crown. Open link in title for more
Live Webcast of the WVIAC Championships (If you missed Day 1, watch day 2) WVIAC Meet Schedule WVIAC Day One Results West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats lead both the men and women team standings after Day 1. The women lead 2nd place Seton Hill by 34 points and the men lead 2nd place Seton Hill by 57 points. Please check out the results posted under Meet Coverage on the right side of the home page. We will have full results, pictures and write-up tomorrow after the conclusion of the meet.
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