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May 28, 2004

Virginia’s Kellen Blassingame, the school record holder in the 400m dash, qualified for the finals of the NCAA East Regional in that event, running a 46.77 and winning his heat in the preliminary rounds. The top five finishers in the event will qualify for the NCAA Championships which will be held June 9-12 in Austin, Texas.

Teammate Jason Young also ran in the regional meet, running just behind Blassingame with a 47.63. Two other men’s team members also ran in the meet, with McGavock Dunbar running a 1:52.73 in the 800m run while first year Alex Tatu competed in the 1500m run, finishing with a 3:51.32.

Two women competed in East Regional meet as well, with Sharon O’Connor running a 4:33.82 in the 1500m run and Erin Crawford running a 60.69 in the 400 intermediate hurdles.

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