MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team completed the final day of competition at the PSU National Open in University park, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
On Saturday, the Mountaineers posted seven top-eight finishes, including a runner-up finish in the women’s triple jump. WVU tallied two runner-up finishes this weekend with its first on Friday, thanks to sophomore Danique Bryan
in the women’s long jump.
“This meet while with its positive moments was overall not what we were expecting,” said coach Sean Cleary. “This was an opportunity to hit the road and compete in a great venue with strong competition. We believed that combination would bring with it a stronger set of results. We did have some bright spots, while others had the chance to brush off the dust, it's essential that we take this and get better. Turning around in a single week to compete at Akron will allow those that left this meet frustrated to bring their ‘A’ game.”
West Virginia’s second runner-up finish came in the women’s triple jump thanks to junior Shamoya McNeil
’s 12.65 meter mark.
Junior Jillian Forsey
posted a top-four finish in the women’s 3,000-meter run invite with a time of 9:26.52, and junior Maggie Drazba
came in seventh with a time of 9:41.19.
WVU notched a top-four finish in the women’s 1,000-meter run invite, thanks to redshirt freshman Candace Jones
, placing fourth with a time of 2:53.07. Junior Rebecca Wendt
finished in eighth with a time of 3:00.19.
Redshirt freshman Olivia Hill
placed eighth in the women’s one mile, crossing the finish line in 5:02.67.
In the women’s 400-meter dash invite event, junior Bria Welker
crossed the finish line in eighth place with a time of 58.48.
finished 12th in the women’s 500-meter dash with a time of 1:17.61.
In the women’s high jump, sophomore Faith Penny
placed 12th with a mark of 1.60 meters.
West Virginia will travel to Akron, Ohio, to compete at the Akron Invitational on Feb. 3-4. Competition each day will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET.