WVU Roundup: Cashin sets school record in track

PHILADELPHIA — WVU redshirt senior Amy Cashin team broke her own school record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeple-chase late April 26, at the Penn Relays.

Cashin, from Werribee, Victoria, Australia, won the race, in 9:59.40. She became the first Mountaineer to break the 10-minute barrier, topping her previous best time of 10:01.19.

It was the fourth-best women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase time in Penn Relays history.

Redshirt senior Maggie Drazba placed 31st in the women’s 5,000 meters, in 17:05.26, while redshirt freshman Sarah Wills took 36th, in 17:12.86.

The Mountaineers are in Charlottesville, Va., today, to compete in the Virginia Grand Prix.

“This is going to be the final meet for the majority of the team that’s going to the Big 12 championship,” WVU coach Sean Cleary said.

WVU is one of 16 Division I schools competing. Others include Duke, N.C. State, North Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest.

ROWING

PHILADELPHIA — The Mountaineers wrap up their regular season by taking on Saint Joseph’s and Delaware today. The race will take place on the Schuylkill River.

WVU will face host Saint Joe’s in the first racing session. The Mountaineers and the Hawks will each have four crews competing. The Mountaineers will then take a short break before facing Delaware. Again, WVU will have the four boats racing.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Senior guard Jevon Carter was named the team’s Most Valuable Player at the squad’s banquet, held Thursday.

Carter, who led WVU in scoring, at 17.3 points per game and led the nation in steals, with 112, was a second-team consensus all-American.

For the second year in a row, he was named the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, the Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Carter became the first Big 12 player to be named to the all-Big 12 defensive team four times and was a unanimous selection to the all-Big 12 first team.

Off the court, Carter was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for men’s basketball, the Senior CLASS award winner for men’s basketball, the Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball and the Arthur Ashe Jr. Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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