Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

The Virginia observe & discipline groups opened the 2023 indoor season by competing within the Virginia Tech Invitational this weekend at Rector Subject Home in Blacksburg. The Cavaliers claimed victories in six whole occasions, together with three particular person occasions and three relays. 

Friday’s competitors noticed a pair of seniors win their first occasions of the season. Senior Jacob Lemmon took first place within the weight throw, notching a personal-best 20.47 meters, the third-best mark in UVA program historical past. Sophomore John Fay positioned fourth within the occasion with a mark of 18.31 meters. Senior Kyle Mosteller took first place within the pole vault with a last mark of 4.90 meters, which ranks No. 10 all-time at Virginia. 

Another notable placements by Virginia athletes on Friday included freshman Peter Djan putting second within the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.05, Jada Seaman and Kayla Bonnick putting third and fourth within the 60-meter sprint, Jordan Hardy putting third within the triple soar with a personal-best 12.46 meters, and Maya Maloney incomes a runner-up end within the pole vault. 

On Saturday, Virginia took three of the 4 relay races and added one other particular person occasion win to conclude the competitors. 

Virginia swept each of the Distance Medley Relays, as UVA’s staff of Esther Seeland, Emily Alexandru, and Keara Seasholtz and Ellie Desmond positioned first within the ladies’s DMR race with a time of 11:24.37, whereas Virginia’s staff of Conor Murphy, Jerlan Fish, James Donahue, and Derek Johnson received the lads’s DMR race in 9:37.44. UVA additionally received the ladies’s 4×400-meter relay because the staff of Emily Alexandru, Anzhelika Parenchuk, Alahna Sabbakhan, and Keara Seasholtz took first with a time of three:45.23. 

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Sophomore Alex Sherman received the 400-meter sprint with a personal-best time of 47.90. Jada Seaman earned her second podium end of the weekend with a second-place end within the 200-meter sprint and junior Jay Pendarvis completed second within the males’s 200-meter sprint. 

Ashley Anumba positioned third within the ladies’s shot put with a mark of 15.16 meters and Janae Revenue was proper behind Anumba in fourth with a personal-best 14.79 meters. Alix Nonetheless positioned third within the excessive soar with a mark of 1.65 meters. 

“This weekend was a great way for us to open the season,” mentioned Virginia director of observe and discipline Vin Lananna. “We noticed some spectacular particular person performances in all occasion areas, and our relay groups competed effectively on the observe. This provides our staff an excellent place to begin as we start to progress in the direction of the ACC Championships in February.”

Virginia heads again to Rector Subject Home at Virginia Tech subsequent weekend because the Cavaliers compete within the Hokie Invitational on Friday and Saturday. 

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