Big East

WVU Closes Regular Season

May 5, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team closes the regular season as select Mountaineers compete at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana, and at the Jim Thorpe Invite in University Park, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 6.

“We are taking a few girls that have not competed much this spring for a tune-up before the Big 12 Championship,” said coach Sean Cleary. “We are looking for momentum as we head into the championship portion of the schedule.” 

Indiana University will host the Billy Hayes Invitational at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on Friday, with the first event starting at 2 p.m. ET.

The Nittany Lions will play host to the Jim Thorpe Invite at the Penn State outdoor track, also starting at 2 p.m. ET.

Last weekend, West Virginia competed at the 122nd-annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from April 28-29, at Franklin Field.

Competing at one of the post prestigious track and field events in the country, five Mountaineers competed. West Virginia’s relay team posted a third-place finish and WVU added two top-six finishes to highlight the weekend. The relay team consisted of juniors Brianna Kerekes and Amy Cashin and sophomores Bria Welker and Rebecca Wendt crossed the finish line in third place with a time of 11:50.96.
The two top-six individual finishes came from sophomore Shamoya McNeil and freshman Danique Bryan. McNeil represented WVU in the women’s college triple jump championship, placing fifth with a mark of 12.60 meters. Bryan placed sixth in the women’s college long jump with a mark of 5.64 meters.

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, from 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.

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