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March 21, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – The University of Virginia track and field team began the outdoor portion of its schedule by competing in the Clemson Relays and finished with impressive results.

The men’s team was highlighted by Craig Vanderoef, who won the 10,000 meter run with a time of (32:41.45) and Larry Wilson who won the discus throw with a distance of (53.62m). Wilson also finished fourth in the shot put with a mark of (13.64m). Virginia ran away with three events, winning the 4×1500 meter relay (16:32.76), the 1600 meter sprint relay (3:28.90) and the distance medley relay (10:07.28). UVa finished second in the 4×400 meter relay (3:25.35) and in the 4×800 meter relay (9:01.23).

The women’s team was led by Dana Thul, who won the javelin throw with a distance of (40.14m). Virginia placed three performers in the top five spots in the long jump led by Nicole Kimbrough who finished second with a distance of (6.05m). Kelly Miller (6.04m) finished third and Nicole Coward (5.62m) placed fifth in the event. Miller also finished third in the triple jump with a distance of (11.77m). In the 10,000 meter run, Lindsay Larsen finished third with a time of (41:56.17). Kim Turko placed third in the 100 meter hurdle invite with a time of (14:45) and Hilary Wilson finished third in the discus throw with a distance of (43.80m). UVa’s 4×1500 meter relay team (19:40.30) and distance medley team (12:40.85) each posted third place finishes.

The track and field teams will return to action on March 27-28, when the Cavaliers compete in the Raleigh Relays. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. each day of the meet.

Men’s Final Results

10,000 Meter Run1.  Craig Vanderoef     (32:41.45)5.  Ben Apfelbaum       (34:09.24)Long Jump6.  Marion Mason        (6.87m)3,000 Meter Steeplechase7.  Chris Farley            (9:50.69)Discus Throw1.  Larry Wilson            (53.62m)Shot Put4.  Larry Wilson            (13.64m)High Jump7.  Cordell Green       (1.93m)4x100 Meter Relay5.  Virginia            (43.01)4x400 Meter Relay2.  Virginia            (3:25.35)4x800 Meter Relay2.  Virginia            (9:01.23)4x1,500 Meter Relay1.  Virginia            (16:32.76)4x1,600 Sprint Relay1.  Virginia            (3:28.90)Distance Medley Relay1.  Virginia            (10:07.28)

Women’s Final Results

Javelin Throw1. Dana Thul (40.14m)5. Rayna Chase (36.08m)

Long Jump2. Nicole Kimbrough (6.05m)3. Kelly Miller (6.04m)5. Nicole Coward (5.62m)

10,000 Meter Run3. Lindsay Larsen (41:56.17)

Triple Jump3. Kelly Miller (11.77m)6. Nicole Kimbrough (11.42m)

Discus Throw3. Hilary Wilson (43.80m)5. Libby Kluka (42.40m)

100 Meter Hurdle Invite3. Kim Turko (14.45)6. Tichanda Daniels (14.85)

5,000 Meter Run9. Dana Coons (18:50)10. Elisa Beres (19:00)

Shot Put10. Libby Kluka (12.34m)21. Hilary Wilson (10.40m)

4×100 Meter Relay4. Virginia (48.33)

4×1,500 Meter Relay3. Virginia (19:40.30)

Distance Medley Relay3. Virginia (12:40.85)

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