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March 5, 2004

Virginia track and field athletes Will Christian and McGavock Dunbar will compete this weekend at the Alex Wilson Invitational, held at Notre Dame, trying to earn qualifying berths to the NCAA Championships. Christian, who finished fourth at the ACC Championships in the 5K, will compete in that event on Friday night. Dunbar, who earned his second consecutive All-Conference honor with his third-place finish, will run the 800m on Saturday.

Christian led the men’s cross country team to the NCAA Championships in 2003, their first invitatation since 1984, earning All-ACC and All-Regional honors in the process. He currently leads the team in both the 3K and the 5K.

Dunbar won three consecutive 800m titles in the course of the 2004 indoor season and ranks 10th all-time on Virginia’s 800m list.

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