Cavaliers to Compete at NCAA Track & Field Championships
May 29, 2001
Five Cavaliers have been selected to compete at the NCAA Track and Field Championships for 2001, including 2000 runner-up Brian Kollar (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial) and top qualifier Inge Jorgensen (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington), both of whom are competing in the javelin. Kollar and Jorgensen are both two-time defending ACC Champions in the javelin and both competed in the NCAA Championships last year. Joining Kollar and Jorgensen are John Welch (Upper St. Clair, Pa./Upper St. Clair) in the javelin, Kiamesha Otey (Quinton, Va./New Kent) in the 100-meter dash, and Dana Coons (Vienna, Va./James Madison) in the 10000-meter run.
Kollar set the ACC record in the javelin at the Cape Fear Classic this year, tossing a 74.22 en route to his first win of the season. He won four titles this year, and was the runner-up at the ECAC meet, the only title all year that he did not win.
Welch, the 1999 ACC Champion in the javelin, qualified provisionally for the championships with a toss of 69.10 at the Cape Fear Classic. He and Kollar will compete on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:00 pm.
Jorgensen was also the 2001 ACC Champion, and she enters the NCAA Championships as the top qualifier following her ECAC-Championship toss of 53.42. Jorgensen will open up competition on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 pm.
Coons won the ACC title in the 10000-meter run and placed second at ACC’s in the 5000-meter run. Her third-place finish at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 34:24.72 was the 8th-fastest time in school history and She will compete in the 10K on Thursday, May 31 at 7:30 pm.
Otey qualified for the NCAA Championships with her 11.43 in the 100-meter dash at the JMU Invitational on May 12, where she finished first. Otey also qualified provisionally in the long jump but will compete only in the 100m on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30.
The Cavaliers are coached by Randy Bungard, who will accept his Southeast Region Coach of the Year award from the United States Track Coaches’ Association at their annual banquet on Wednesday.