George Washington's Katie Hageboeck swims the butterfly leg of the 200-meter medley relay, helping the Patriots capture first place in the event at the HYCAT December Invitational meet Saturday at the University of Charleston.
George Washington swept the boys and girls team titles at the HYCAT High School December Invitational.The GW girls scored 495.50 points, beating second-place Nitro by more than 300 points. The Patriots' boys won with 407 points while second-place Charleston Catholic finished with 168. GW won 13 events overall (six boys, seven girls).Capital finished third in the girls division, followed by Charleston Catholic, Robert C. Byrd, South Charleston, Liberty (Harrison) and Notre Dame. South Charleston took third on the boys side, followed by Notre Dame, Capital, Nitro, Robert C. Byrd and Liberty (Harrison).Four meet records were broken in boys races. Charleston Catholic's Nathaniel Carr set the record in the 200-yard individual medley and South Charleston's Austin Green bested the mark in the 100 butterfly while South Charleston (200 freestyle) and GW (400 freestyle) set records in team relay events. No records were set in the girls events.nn
WVU TRACK: The West Virginia University track and field team had a strong start to the 2012-13 season at the Marty Pushkin Track Classic in Morgantown on Saturday led by junior Stormy Nesbit and senior Heather Adams.
Nesbit posted the fourth best triple jump performance in school history with a mark of 11.89 meters, while Adams recorded the third best weight throw in school history at 16.53 meters.Junior Chene Townsend also had a solid start to the season by taking first in two events for the Mountaineers in the 60-meter dash (7.75) and the 60-meter hurdles (8.86).WVU took the top three spots in the 400-meter dash with junior Shakiyla Cosby winning the race with a time of 59.80.nn
MU WOMEN WIN: Sophomore Shay Weaver drained five 3-pointers for the second game in a row as Marshall knocked off Presbyterian College 59-51 Saturday in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.After taking a loss to Jackson State on Friday, the Thundering Herd finished the Eastern Kentucky University Comfort Suites Tournament with a 1-1 record. The victory over the Blue Hose improved Marshall to 4-3, while Presbyterian dropped to 4-5.