WHEELING, W. Va. – Seton Hill raced out to an early lead and posted 197 points en route to a WVIAC Track & Field Championship Saturday. The Griffins scored 197 points, besting second-place Wheeling Jesuit by 28 points. WV Wesleyan was third with 112 points while Concord had 60. Glenville State (55), Charleston (34), West Liberty (14), Pitt-Johnstown (6) and Alderson-Broaddus (4) rounded out the field. Day 1 photos - Day 2 coming soon WVIAC Photo Album by Lance McDaniel
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Danielle Pye's first place finish helped lead Concord to the WVIAC women's cross country title. (GLENVILLE, W.Va.)---Danielle Pye captured the individual title with a 6K time of 23:14 to help lead Concord to the school's first WVIAC women's cross country championship. Chelsea Callaway (5th) and Tabatha Whited (8th) also added top ten finishes for the Lady Lions. CU's team total of 49 easily outdistanced runners-up Seton Hill and Wheeling Jesuit, which finished with 75 points each. Alderson-Broaddus and eight-time defending champion West Virginia Wesleyan ended with 91 points each.
6 WVIAC track and field athletes have earned trips to the 2010 NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships to be held May 27-29 at the Irwin Belk Track Complex in Charlotte, NC hosted by Johnson C. Smith University. The 6 athletes are: Emily Taylor, seeded 7th in the discus, of Wheeling Jesuit University, Sarah Campanelli, seeded 10th in the 1500m, of Wheeling Jesuit University, Shawnee Carnett, seeded 15th in the 800m, from Concord University, Josh Wilks, seeded 15th in the 800m, from Seton Hill University, Ricky Kump, seeded 12th in the decathlon, from West Virginia Wesleyan, and Kevoy Douglas of West Virginia Wesleyan seeded 17th in the 200m. NCAA DII Women Track and Field Championship List NCAA DII Men Track and Field Championship List NCAA DII Outdoor T&F Performance List
5 WVIAC Track and Field athletes have earned NCAA Division II provisional marks or times. Provisional marks or times do not guarantee acceptance in the NCAA National Championships. An invitation to participate in the NCAA Nationals will depend on the number of athletes earning provisional marks or times in each event. At this point no one has achieved an automatic mark or time. Athletes that have earned NCAA DII provisional marks or times are: Emily Taylor - JR - Wheeling Jesuit University - Discus - 147'1" -Bill Van Horne Invitational Meghan Zayas - JR - West Virginia Wesleyan College - 3000m Steeplechase - 11:09.57- Duke Invitational Ricky Kump - SR - West Virginia Wesleyan College - Decathlon - 6,569 pts. - Charlotte 49er Classic Shawnee Carnett - FR - Concord University - 800m - 2:12.34 - Duke Invitational Nick Spino - SO - Seton Hill University - 400m hurdles - 53.63 - Coastal Carolina Invitational
Directions Men's Course Map Women's Course Map (PRINCETON, W.Va.)---Tight battles are expected in both races during Saturday's WVIAC Cross Country Championship hosted by Glenville State College. West Virginia Wesleyan, which has won 14 of the past 15 titles, is the slight favorite in the women's race. The Bobcats edged Seton Hill in the final regular season women's team power ratings of the season. Alderson-Broaddus, Wheeling Jesuit, and Concord each provide threats to carry away the women's championship hardware. Alderson-Broaddus' Ashley Teets and Wheeling Jesuit's Sarah Campanelli are the top-ranked women's individuals and the only two-time WVIAC Runners of the Week in 2009. Other top contenders include West Liberty's Kallen Weaver, West Virginia Wesleyan's Jenna Brock, Concord's Chelsea Callaway, and Seton Hill teammates Andra Sanders and Hannah Lash. Defending champion West Virginia Wesleyan is only one part of what could be a wild and wooly battle for the men's crown. Seton Hill was a mere point ahead of Concord for the number one position in the final WVIAC men's team ratings of the season. Wheeling Jesuit also figures to be in the mix, while Alderson-Broaddus can't be counted out. Wheeling Jesuit's Ryan Beabout holds down the top individual male runner's spot going into Saturday's conference meet. West Virginia Wesleyan's Nate Edwards and Concord's Craig Pritt should be in contention, along with the Seton Hill pair of Dominic Camasso and Mike Ortiz. Alderson-Broaddus veteran runner Ryan Skotnicki and Concord's Szymon Rola, a standout during track season in the 800m, are two more threats. The starting gun fires at 10:00 a.m. for the women's race, while the men are slated for an 11:00 a.m. start. Junior varsity races take place on Friday afternoon.
WVIAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week: ---Hannah Lash, Seton Hill, Fr., Scottdale, PA: Lash won the 7th annual 2009 SHU Griffin Classic this past weekend with a course record time of 20:13.69, more than 30 seconds ahead of her closest competitor...The victory came in her first collegiate action as she led Seton Hill to a team triumph in their home event. WVIAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week: ---Szymon Rola, Concord, rFr., Chodel, Poland and Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, VA: Rola took home the individual championship at the 2009 SHU Griffin Classic this past Saturday, completing the tough 5-mile course in 28.30.79, 18 seconds faster than the second place finisher...His individual effort also helped lead the Concord men to the 2009 team title at the Griffin Classic. Click on the article for complete individual and team rankings
Provided by Chris Kreger, WVIAC Meet Director May 2, 2009 WHEELING, WV – WV Wesleyan’s women claimed their seventh straight WVIAC Track and Field championship and 17th of the last 19 today at Wheeling Jesuit University with a team total of 234 points. The Griffins of Seton Hill University placed second with 146 team points followed by Concord University with 94 pt. Seton Hill sophomore Erin Beattie lead all individual scorers with 50 points being named the MVP of the this year’s meet. Four WVIAC meet records fell over the two day competition highlighted by Seton Hill’s Amanda Ponsonby in the Pole Vault jumping a height of 3.72m (12’3”). On the men’s side WV Wesleyan held off Seton Hill (144 points) and two-time defending champion Wheeling Jesuit (129 points) with a team total of 172 points. Concord’s Cornell Core was named MVP with 33.5 points. One WVIAC meet record fell for the men in the 4x400m relay by WV Wesleyan with time of 3:15.25 just .25 seconds from an NCAA Provisional mark. Complete event winners, which include several NCAA qualifying efforts and conference records, are listed below along with team standings. Individual award winners also follow: Women's Award Winners: Field: Erin Beattie – Seton Hill Track: Sarah Campanelli – Wheeling Jesuit Rookie: Brittany Robbins – Concord MVP: Erin Beattie – Seton Hill Coach: Jesse Skiles – WV Wesleyan Men's Award Winners: Field: Nate Janusey – Seton Hill Track: Stewart Jones – Wheeling Jesuit Rookie: Stewart Jones – Wheeling Jesuit MVP: Cornell Core - Concord Coach: Tim Creamer – Seton Hill
Marietta, OH -- WVIAC athletes and teams competed well and came away with several first place finishes at the Marietta Open #3 which had over 21 colleges and other unattached individuals racing. Seton Hill placed 4th overall for the women with 76.5 pts with Amanda Ponsonby leading the way by taking first place in the pole vault with a vault of 11-00.25. The Unversity of Charleston ladies with 37 points finished in 9th with Christina Phillips winning the high jump with a jump of 5-03.75. Concord University lady Mountain Lions followed closely in 10th place with 35 points. The Concord ladies had two first place finishers as Erin Barnett won the highly contested 200m dash in 27.36, and Senior Amanda Blankenship won the crowded mile race by .18 seconds in 5:28.52. Blankenship missed a school record which she previously set by .05 seconds at the Marietta Alumni Open on February 6th of this year. On the men side, Concord University Mountain Lions placed 5th overall with 49 points. Red shirt junior Lance McDaniel took the victory in the 3000m in 9:10.82 while setting a personal best. Wheeling Jesuit placed 7th overall with 29 points. Tied for 10th place was West Liberty State and the University of Charleston men in their last season of indoor. Terrence Spencer of the University of Charleston made it a sweep for the WVIAC in the 200m as he won in a fast 23.42.
Photos by Meredith McDaniel Carter WHEELING, W.Va)---Concord's men and West Virginia Wesleyan's women used solid team efforts to earn titles at the WVIAC Cross Country championship. The Mountain Lion men placed five runners in the top ten to hold off West Virginia Wesleyan 37-59. Wesleyan's women's had three finishers in the top six as they finished ahead of Wheeling Jesuit 37-61. Eric Cooper runs away with the individual title.Photo by Fred Jordan
(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---West Virginia Conference championships will be up for grabs on Saturday when the league\'s men\'s and women\'s cross country teams gather at Pipestem State Park. Local favorite Concord and traditional power West Virginia Wesleyan are the teams to beat on the men\'s side, while Wesleyan, Charleston, and Alderson-Broaddus are the favorites in the women\'s meet.