This past week was a rather uneventful one in West Virginia womens athletics. With spring break this past week in Morgantown, the vast majority of Mountaineers athletes getting a week’s worth of rest. Outside of four members of the WVU women’s track team, there was no activity in West Virginia women’s athletics this past week.
Select Mountaineer athletes set out for Palo Alto, CA to perform in the Stanford Invitational this past weekend. Mountaineer junior Sarah Martinelli and seniors Jordan Hamric, Aubrey Moskal, and Sarah-Anne Brault competed in various races at the meet with varied success.
Martinelli and Moskal ran in the 5,000-m race, posting times of 16:45.66 and 17:14.93 respectively. Martinelli earned 24th place for her personal best pace. Moskal, who also ran a personal best time, placed 31st in the competition.
WVU’s cross country star Brault ran 34:56.70 in the 10,000-m race, placing 26th.
The most impressive performance of the weekend for the Mountaineers came from Jordan Hamric who set a West Virginia school record in the 3,000-m steeplechase with a time of 10:25.93, besting the WVU record by 8 seconds. Hamric placed 7th in the event.
The track team will be in action next weekend with the jumpers competing in the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, GA while the runners will compete in the Don Frail Invitational in Marietta, OH.