PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Former Elkins High School track and cross country standout Letitia Propst garnered a strong finish for West Virginia University at the Penn Relays on Thursday.
Propst, who was projected to be redshirted during her freshman campaign, placed 17th in her first career 3,000-meter race.
She finished the distance run with a time of 10:13.56, behind teammate Kaylyn Christopher who placed sixth (9:47.86).
Propst has competed in the 1,500-meter and 800-meter runs during the outdoor season this year. Her best time in the two events was in the 1,500-meter run when she had a season-best time of 4:40.90 at the Jesse Owens Classic on April 13.
Propst was a three-time state champion in track and cross country at Elkins High School.
She won state titles in the 800-meter, 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs last season as a senior for the Lady Tigers.
Propst was best in the state in cross country during the 2007, 2008 and 2010 seasons.
West Virginia will compete in the Big East Outdoor Championships next weekend in Tampa, Fla.