Cavaliers Compete at Georgia Tech Invitational
May 15, 2004
Virginia’s Alex Tatu ran the fastest time yet in the 1500m for the Cavaliers and qualfied for the NCAA East Regional meet in the process with his 3:46.63. Tomika Ferguson also qualified for the NCAA East Regional, jumping a season-best 40′ 6.25″. Four teammates also fared well, setting season-best marks as Virginia continued to prepare for the NCAA East Regional meet, which will take place May 28-29 in Gainesville, Fla. Inge Jorgensen was one of those Cavaliers, who took runner-up honors in the javelin with her season-best 177′ 10″, which ranks in the top-five in the nation.
Gemayel Hazard also ran a season-best for Virginia with his 14.45 in the 110 hurdles while Scott Robinson equalled his best season-best while Isi Azeke improved his time in the same event. Ryan Neuhart set the UVa best time this season in the steeplechase with his 9:13.00. Walton Kingsbery set his best times in both the 800m and the 1500m this weekend as well.
Sharon O’Connor also lowered her Virginia-best time this season to 4:26.17 in the 1500. She had previously qualified for the regional meet with her time at the ACC Championships. Teammate Shannon Hawrylo also set her top time this season with a 4:30.52. Caroline Harvey took sixth in the long jump competition with her 19′ 6″.
100m: Harvey, 12.06; 1500m: O’Connor, 4:26.17; Hawrylo, 4:30.52; Jav: Jorgensen, 177′ 10″, 2nd; Annie Bobiak, 129′ 2″ Sarah Convery, 121′ 8″ LJ: Harvey, 19′ 6″, 6th; HJ: Meggie Schuelke, 5′ 8″ TJ: Ferguson, 40′ 6.25″
400m: Kellen Blassingame, 47.17; Jason Young, 47.67; 800m: McGavock Dunbar, 1:50.41; Tatu, 1:51.13; Kingsbery, 1:54.70; 1500m: Tatu, 3:46.63; Kingsbery, 3:55.38; 110HH: Hazard, 14.45; Robinson, 14.69; Azeke, 14.69; Devin Canaday, 15.00; Steeple: Neuhart, 9:13.00; PV: David Sullivan, 15′ 11″, 4th