Cavaliers to host Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational
The University of Virginia will serve as the host of this weekend’s Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational this weekend at Lannigan Field. Fourteen schools come to Charlottesville to join the Cavaliers, including six in-state schools. Also entered in the field is Georgetown University, whose women come to Lannigan Field as the 21st-ranked team according to Trackwire. The meet is scheduled to start at 8:30 am on Saturday with the women’s hammer and conclude with the 1600m relays at 4:40.
A number of athletes who have already reached automatic and provisional qualifying marks in various events will be in attendance, but their participation in those events is not guaranteed. On the women’s side, Virginia’s Dawn Cleary and Melanie Matthews have both qualified provisionally for the steeplechase. Cleary, the Virginia record holder, is currently ranked 8th nationally while Matthews is ranked 11th. Matthews is also nationally ranked in the 5K, coming in at 22nd. Georgetown’s Amanda Pope is also ranked, coming in at 18th overall in the nation. Other distance runners who have reached qualifying marks include Georgetown’s Marni Kruppa, who leads the nation in the 10K. Georgetown’s Lorena Adams weighs in at 18th overall, while James Madison’s Lauren Burawski is also ranked (22nd). This meet, however, does not feature a 10000m run. Virginia’s Eliese Mitchell is nationally ranked in the hammer, coming in at 25th overall. She is the UVA school record holder in that event.
On the men’s side, Virginia’s John Welch has the third-best collegiate mark in the javelin following his title at the Duke Relays last week. William & Mary’s Chris Parsons is also on the provisional qualifying list, as he is ranked 17th nationally. Georgetown’s Chris Miltenberg also comes in with a national ranking, holding the 14th spot in the 5K run.
This meet serves as a lead-in to the ACC Championships, which will be hosted by the University of Virginia on April 19-20 at Lannigan Field.
Teams competing at the Lou Onesty/Milton G Abramson InvitationalVirginia
William & Mary