Track Title Carries Freshman to Campus Honor

West Virginia University has named Chelsea Carrier its athlete of the week after the freshman won her first career Big East title in the 100- meter hurdles last weekend at the 2008 Big East Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Villanova, Pa.

The Buckhannon, W.Va., native finished in 13.48 seconds to edge Cincinnati senior Monica Hundley (13.57) in the event finals. Carrier's time was a half-second improvement from her preliminary time, 13.95, which had her seeded sixth entering the 100m hurdle final.

In the indoor season, Carrier won the 60-meter hurdles at the 2008 ECAC Championships in Boston.


This Week in Outdoor Track

The Mountaineers return to the track on May 16-18, at the ECAC Championships in Princeton, N.J.

Last Week in Outdoor Track

WVU finished in eighth place with 47.50 team points at the 2008 Big East Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Villanova, Pa. … West Virginia had one individual champion in Carrier ... Keri Bland finished second in the 1,500- meter finals with a time of 4:21.60 … the sophomore crossed just behind event winner Frances Koons of Villanova (4:19.41) … Koons also claimed the 5,000 meters in 16:30.13 with Georgetown's Melissa Grelli taking second (16:36.17) and WVU's Clara Grandt placing third in 16:43.88 … junior Karly Hamric took eighth in the 800-meter finals with a time of 2:12.31 … in the 4x800 relay, West Virginia took fifth in 9:00.99 … freshman Katelyn Williams tied for third in the high jump after clearing 1.75 meters … senior Alexis Noel triple jumped 11.79 meters to place seventh … on the first day, the Mountaineers picked up team points from pole vaulter Kristen Loughry, who tied for seventh after clearing 3.50 meters … WVU also got points from Carrier's fourth-place finish in the heptathlon with 5,023 points and Alison Spiker's fourth-place result in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:47.55).

Notes & Quotes

"I'm thrilled with the way we came out and competed this weekend. The team rallied really well after losing our captain Halimah Bashir to injury on Friday." - Head Coach Sean Cleary


This Week in Baseball

The Mountaineers return to action this weekend when they play host to Louisville in a three-game series at Hawley Field … a doubleheader is slated to begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, … followed by game three on Sunday, May 11, at 1 p.m.

Last Week in Baseball

WVU fell to St. John's in all three games this past weekend in Queens, N.Y. … the Mountaineers fell 2-1 in 10 innings on Friday, 10-3 on Saturday and dropped a heartbreaker when the Red Storm scored four runs in the ninth inning to take Sunday's game, 6-5 … freshman Jedd Gyorko led the WVU offense recording a .583 batting average and seven hits, including two doubles ... Joe Agreste led the team with four RBIs and one home run on the week ... Tuesday's game against Maryland was postponed due to inclement weather.

Notes & Quotes

West Virginia is now 32-14 and 11-10 in Big East play … third baseman Vince Belnome continues to lead WVU with 61 RBIs while Tyler Kuhn leads the team in runs (64), hits (85) and home runs (9) … Belnome, Kuhn and Jedd Gyorko are all batting above .400.


This Week in Rowing

The Mountaineers will travel to Philadelphia, Pa., on Friday, May 9, to compete in the Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River.

Last Week in Rowing

The West Virginia University rowing team traveled to Oak Ridge, Tenn., on April 27, to compete in the Big East Championships on Melton Hill Lake.

Notes & Quotes

The varsity eight squad finished with a time of 7:12.47 in the preliminary round of competition at the Big East Championships on Sunday, April 27 ... the Mountaineers then went on to finish behind Louisville in the varsity eight petite finals with a time of 7:19.64 ... the varsity four posted a time of 8:24.60 in the preliminary round to move on to the afternoon finals … there, the Mountaineers recorded a time of 8:27.5 in the varsity four petite finals ... also competing at the BIG EAST Championships was the novice eight boat that posted a time of 7:36.31 in the preliminary rounds, but failed to qualify for the afternoon finals.


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