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May 16, 2003

Virginia’s Dawn Cleary won the 3000-meter steeplechase and Ellen Dwyer won the 3000-meter run to pace the Cavaliers in the first day at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Dwyer led a 1-2 finish in the 3K as she finished just 18-hundredths of a second in front of teammate Jane Maxwell, and Cleary ran a 10:05.35 to win the steeplechase. The Cavaliers’ Annie Bobiak finished just outside the medals with a fourth-place final in the javelin. Virginia also got a pair of fifth-place finishes as Kiamesha Otey and Eliese Mitchell placed in the long jump and the shot put, respectively.

Vika Osipenko also placed for the Cavaliers, finishing 8th in the pole vault with a clearance of 12’0″ (3.80m).

On the men’s side, Brian Kollar took second in the javelin with a toss of 71.86m (235′ 05″).

Full results follow:

WOMEN: 3000m: Dwyer, 9:42.83, 1st; Maxwell, 9:43.01, 2nd; 3000 SC: Cleary, 10:05.35, 1st; PV: Osipenko, 3.80m (12′ 0″), 8th; LJ: Otey, 5.91m (19′ 4.75″), 5th; Caroline Harvey, 5.65m (18′ 6.5″); SP: Mitchell, 15.30m (50′ 2.5″), 5th; Jav: Bobiak, 45.41m (149′ 0″), 4th

MEN: Jav: Kollar, 71.86m (235′ 5″), 2nd; SP: Walker Anderson, 15.09m (49′ 6.25″)

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