Track Completes Competition in the ECAC/IC4A Meets
May 24, 1998
FAIRFAX, Va. – The University of Virginia track and field team completed competition in the ECAC/IC4A meets held at George Mason University. UVa gathered some impressive results as the Cavaliers performed on the final day of the meet. The UVa women finished 11th out of 43 schools while the UVa men placed 13th out of 49 schools.
In the ECAC meet, the women’s team was highlighted by Angela Lee, who won the 400 meter intermediate hurdles with an outstanding time of (56.91). The mark breaks Lee’s time of (57.44) which she set in Saturday’s preliminary 400 meter intermediate hurdle event. With her performances, she has automatically qualified for a spot in the NCAA Championship meet in Buffalo, N.Y. on June 3-6. Virginia competed in several final result events.
In the long jump, Kelly Miller placed second with a leap of (6.05) meters and Nicole Kimbrough finished ninth with a mark of (5.64) meters. Kimbrough also finished eighth in the 100 meter dash with a time of (12.30). The 4×100 meter relay team posted a fourth place finish with a time of (46.44) and Cheryl Twomey placed eighth in the 10,000 meter run with a time of (36:45.24).
Hillary Wilson finished 11th in the discus throw with a toss of (43.04) meters and Libby Kluka placed 25th with a mark of (37.14) meters. Dana Thul took tenth in the javelin throw with a toss of (37.76) meters to round out the women’s final results.
In the IC4A meet, Larry Wilson highlighted the men’s final finishes as he placed second overall in the discus throw with a toss of (55.24) meters. The performance provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Championships.
In the 1,500 meter run, Ray Weeden finished third with a time of (3:45.27) and Robert Pearce placed seventh with a mark of (3:45.94). Weeden’s finish also provisionally qualifies him for a spot in the NCAA Championships.
The 4×800 meter relay team posted a third place finish with a time of (7:25.73). Marion Mason finished 13th in the long jump with a mark of (6.97) meters and Bobby Thiele placed 18th in the 5,000 meter run with a time of (14:38.95) to round out UVa’s final results.
Virginia’s next competition is scheduled for June 3-6, when Virginia will participate in the NCAA Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. Angela Lee has automatically qualified for the meet, and several other UVa participants will await to see if their provisional times from throughout the season will allow them to participate in the meet.