The West Virginia University track and field team began competition at the 2021 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship, on Friday night, in Lubbock, Texas.
The Mountaineers earned a first-place finish in the women’s distance medley relay, as the team of junior Hayley Jackson, junior Tessa Constantine, redshirt freshman Ceili McCabe and freshman Jo-Lauren Keane crossed the finish line in a time of 11:21.35.
WVU saw eight participants compete in event finals on the opening night of the two-day championship meet.
Sophomore Erica Hegele opened the meet for WVU in the women’s pentathlon. She earned a 10th-place finish in the event, earning 3,199 points. She placed ninth in the 60-meter hurdle competition (9.32 meters), 11th in high jump (1.43 meters), sixth in shot put (10.72 meters), 10th in long jump (4.93 meters) and seventh in the 1000-meter race (2:29.90).
Junior Sada Wright competed in the women’s weight throw, recording a mark of 17.55 meters for 11th place.
Later on, WVU saw junior Mikenna Vanderheyden place fifth in the Women’s 1000-meter race, earning a time of 2:52.73. Freshman Jo-Lauren Keane made her Big 12 Championship debut finishing in eighth place in the Women’s 800-meter race with a time of 2:11.87.
From there, redshirt senior Antigone Archer took 10th place in the women’s 5,000 meters. Archer finished in a time of 17:54.36.
Competition concludes on Saturday and live coverage will begin at 3 p.m. ET. Live results for the meet are available at PFFtiming.com.