May 6, 2016
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team closed the regular season at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana, and at the Jim Thorpe Invite in University Park, Pennsylvania, on Friday.
“We got a few things complied today,” said coach Sean Cleary. “Our mid-distance runners had good showings. I feel we have the opportunity to sneak a few into the NCAA Championships with tonight’s running. This was a nice little tune-up for the Big 12 Championship. Now, it’s time to focus on next week.”
Cashin took the 3,000-meter steeplechase title with a career-best time of 10:21.36, setting her at the No. 3 spot on WVU’s all-time outdoor performance list. She improved 22.94 seconds from her previous best time set in the 2015 outdoor season.
Two Mountaineers competed at the Jim Thorpe Invite – one in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and one in the pole vault.
In one week, West Virginia will compete for the Big 12 title at the 2016 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Fort Worth, Texas, held on May 13-15.
The last two years, the Mountaineers have place ninth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship. In 2013, WVU placed eighth at the championship.