Finfrock Wins Pole Vault at Marshall

  • By Samantha Strejeck
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  • February 10, 2017 10:49 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team completed the first day of competition at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Washington, and the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, West Virginia, on Friday.
West Virginia showed a strong performance in the women’s pole vault at Marshall, as junior Sara Finfrock claimed the victory and three Mountaineers tied for fourth. Finfrock won the event with an indoor career-best mark of 3.80 meters, improving by .12 meters from last weekend’s Akron Invitational. Freshmen Greer Gumbrecht and Megan Silva and junior Rebekah Lafata all tied for fourth place, vaulting 3.50 meters.
In Seattle, redshirt juniors Jillian Forsey and Maggie Drazba represented West Virginia in the 5,000-meter run. Forsey crossed the finish line in 15th with a time of 16:14.76 and Drazba placed 39th with a time of 16:53.89.
The Mountaineers started Friday’s competition in field events at the Marshall Invitational and will continue with track events on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. ET.
Forsey and Drazba opened the meet for West Virginia at the Husky Classic. Redshirt freshman Candace Jones will conclude Saturday’s competition for WVU in the women’s 800 meter at 2:25 p.m. ET.
Fans can follow both meets live by clicking the appropriate links below. Additional updates about each meet can be found by following @WVUTrackField.
Next week, West Virginia will close out the regular indoor season competition at the Penn State Tune-Up on Saturday, Feb. 18 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Competition will begin at noon on Saturday.
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