After a pole vault personal best score, sophomore Lynsie Curtis of the West Virginia University track and field team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments.
The Thompson, Missouri, native closed the regular season at the WVU Last Chance with a personal best height of 3.75 meters in the pole vault competition, good for third-place overall.
Curtis beat her previous record of 3.65 meters which was set at the Mountaineer Twilight on April 30, 2022.
The Mountaineers continue action at the 2022 Big 12 Outdoor Championship on May 13-15 at Fuller Track and Field in Lubbock, Texas.
This Week in Baseball: The Mountaineers return home for a key, Big 12 Conference series against Texas from May 6-8, in Morgantown … first pitch of Friday’s series opener at Wagener Field at Monongalia County Ballpark is set for 6:30 p.m. ET, while Saturday and Sunday’s games will begin at 4 p.m., and 1 p.m., respectively.
Last Week in Baseball: West Virginia (26-16, 9-6 Big 12) went 2-2 … the week began with an 8-4 loss to Penn State on April 27, at home … from there, WVU won a series at Kansas, 2-1, from April 29-May 1, in Lawrence … the Mountaineers dropped the series opener, 7-3, before earning wins of 10-7 and 10-8 to conclude the weekend … West Virginia hit 10 home runs in the KU series, including nine in the final two games … in all, 13 of the squad’s 24 hits in the final two games against Kansas went for extra bases … the club’s five big flies in the series finale is a season high … freshman infielder Grant Hussey hit a pair of home runs in the middle game, while sophomore outfielder Braden Barry did the same in the finale … for the week, junior outfielder Victor Scott II had seven hits with two doubles, four RBI and three stolen bases, while redshirt junior catcher Dayne Leonard went 6-for-8 with a home run and two RBI … Hussey finished with three homers on the week … freshman right-handed pitcher Chris Sleeper and senior right-hander Zach Ottinger earned wins on the mound against the Jayhawks … additionally, fifth-year senior right-handers Chase Smith and Trey Braithwaite each were credited with a save.
Notes: Following last weekend’s series, WVU moved to 18-12 all-time against Kansas … the Mountaineers hit back-to-back-to-back home runs against Kansas on Sunday … sophomore catcher McGwire Holbrook, sophomore infielder Nathan Blasick and Barry combined to accomplish the feat … the loss to Penn State snapped West Virginia’s 22-game, midweek, home win streak, which dated back to the 2017 season … with 26 wins in 2022, the Mountaineers have already surpassed their 2021 season win total … WVU is 15-11 against Texas … last season, the Longhorns won three of five meetings … West Virginia is 11-4 at home this season … the Mountaineers finished 11-7 in April and have now played winning baseball in all three months of the season … West Virginia has stolen 135 bases this season, good for the most in single-season program history … individually, Scott II has 33 swipes this spring, the most by one player in a season in WVU history … the Mountaineers feature three players who all rank in the program’s top 10 in career stolen bases: senior outfielder Austin Davis (No. 3 – 60), Scott II (No. 5 – 57), redshirt junior infielder Tevin Tucker (No. 8 – 44) … Braithwaite was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List on April 27 … he became the fourth WVU pitcher to be placed on the list since 2018 … the award recognizes the top relief pitchers in college baseball … at 9-6 in the league, WVU begins the week tied for fourth place in the Big 12.
This Week in Track and Field: West Virginia travels to the Big 12 Championship on May 13-15 at Fuller Track and Field, in Lubbock, Texas.
Last Week in Track and Field: The Mountaineers closed their regular season by hosting the WVU Last Chance Meet on May 7, at the Track and Field Complex at Mylan Park in Morgantown, West Virginia … WVU tallied nine top-five finishes at the meet and was highlighted by the pole vaulters … sophomore Lynsie Curtis placed third in pole vault, with a height of 3.75 meters … she was followed by redshirt senior Ellie Gardner and junior Katelyn Caccamo, who tied for fourth place with a judge’s decision of 3.75 meters … redshirt senior Hayley Jackson took first place in the 1,500-meter run after finishing in 4:26.24 … fifth-year senior Sylvia Russel notched first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-high time of 10:21.25 … additionally, in the 1,500-meter run, redshirt junior Charlotte Wood placed second (4:30.53), while sophomore Megan Weaver came in fifth (4:47.74) … senior Mikenna Vanderheyden placed second in the 800-meter (2:11.37) … in the field, senior Sada Wright placed second in the discus throw, finishing with a season-high distance of 48.02 meters.
Notes: Four Mountaineers saw career highs at the WVU Last Chance, including Caccamo, Oiler, Hatcher and Russell …. at the 2021 Big 12 Outdoor Championship, then-redshirt freshman Ceili McCabe led the Mountaineers to their first-ever Big 12 Championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase … McCabe, recorded a fifth-place outdoor program record best finish with a time of 10:08.69 … then-junior Katherine Dowie followed McCabe and had an All-Big 12 performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a fifth-place finish (10:32.23) … then-junior Peter-Gay McKenzie opened competition for the Mountaineers placing 16th in the long jump, earning a mark of 5.96 meters … then-freshman Stair broke her career high with a 3.75-meter mark to take 13th, while then-freshman Lydia Moell tied her career-high of 3.75 meters to tie for 13th … followed by then-sophomore Gardner who finished in 16th with a mark of 3.60 meters … on the track, junior Constantine finished 12th (1:01.60) in the 400-meter hurdle competition … then-freshman Abigale Mullings finished fifth in the high jump competition with a height of 1.66 meters, while then-redshirt junior Jackson opened up track events for the Mountaineers with an All-Big 12 performance and a seventh-place podium finish in the 1,500-meter race (4:32.33).