SHU track and field returns from WVIAC Championships victorious

The Seton Hill University (SHU) track and field teams returned from the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Championships victorious.

Among the accomplishments of the two-day meet was SHU sophomore Stephanie Pryor’s outstanding performance. Pryor was successful in both the 10,000 meter race, as well as the 5,000 meter with a time of 17:39.02. She also set new WVIAC and SHU records. Pryor’s impressive efforts have continued to boost SHU’s success.

For the men’s team, Mike Ortiz came out on top with a time of 14:56.73 in the 5,000 meter race. Tyler McIntosh also won the high jump with 2.00 meter (6’6.75”). Duane Parker was victorious in the triple jump with 14.04 meter (46’0.75”). Aron Kurzinski came in second with 13.60 meter (44’7.50”).

Some other notable events at the championships were the surprising win of the men’s 4×400 relay, compiled completely of SHU freshman.

Freshman Alexis Hawkins set a new school record in the long jump, and took a marginal second place. Junior Calsie Boyd won the high and triple jump, and set two meet records and provisional qualifying marks in both.

Leah Schott, a freshman, also had two impressive finishes in the 3000 meter steeplechase and 1500 meter run. Freshman Josh Davis finished second in the 800 meter run.

At the conclusion of the events, coach Tim Creamer was named Coach Of The Year for Women’s Track and Field.

The SHU track and field teams, both men and women, had a phenomenal season and ended with a successful trip to the WVIAC Championships. They hope to continue their efforts into the cross country season this fall.


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