Cavaliers to host Lou Onesty/Milton Abramson Invitational
April 15, 2005
This weekend, the Cavaliers will host the Lou Onesty/Milton Abramson meet, held at Lannigan Track. The meet starts on Friday, April 15 and continues all day Saturday. About 24 different teams will look to compete in this weekend’s meet. Full results will be posted on: http://virginiasports.collegesports.com/sports/c-track/va-c-track-body.html.
The Virginia women are led by Inge Jorgensen and Billie Jo Grant. Jorgensen, a three-time ACC Champion, leads the ACC in the javelin by over 26 feet and has qualified for NCAA Regionals with her throw of 178′ 0″. She will look to continue her dominance in that event. Joining Jorgensen in the javelin will be Anne Bobiak, a former ACC champion in the javelin, and Sarah Convery. Billie Jo Grant leads the ACC in the discus and is fourth in the shot put, and she has qualified for NCAA Regionals in both events. She will compete in the discus, shot put, and hammer throw. Running the 100m and the 200m will be Tomika Ferguson, who leads the team in the 100, Janne’a Bridgeford, who leads the team in the 200, and Tosin Oluwole. Katie Tershel will join them in the 100m as well. Running the 200m and the 400m will be Ashley Gore, who has the team’s best time in the 400 this season, Tiffany Roberts, and Sherece Dyer. Competing for the Cavaliers in the 800m will be Sara Ensrud, who has one of the top times in the ACC in that event, Shannon Hawrylo, who has a Regional qualifying time in the 1500m, and Huma Husain. Sara Ensrud will also run the 1500m along with Emily Harrison, Suzanne Ginnow, Cheryl Carr, Jennifer Dolson, Laura Hodges, and Janine Ricci, who has qualified for NCAA Regionals in the 3000m steeplechase. The 3000m will feature Kara Scanlin, Angie Saterstad, and Kelly Swain. Running both the 100m High Hurdles and the 400m Intermediate Hurdles will be Keshia Ashe, Janine Holman, and Jackie Bailey. Rachel Marks will also compete in the 100m High Hurdles, long jump, and the high jump. Briana Smith will run the 100m High Hurdles and compete in the long jump. Erin Crawford, who ranks third all-time at Virginia in the 400IH and has turned in an NCAA regional qualifying time in the intermediates, will compete in that event. Joining Marks in the high jump will be Meggie Schuelke, and both of these athletes are former All-ACC performers in the high jump. Kathryn Pettine, who has the fifth best pole vault in the ACC, and Lindsay Friedman will both compete in the pole vault. The long jump and triple jump will feature Tomika Ferguson, current Virginia leader in the triple, along with Katie Terschel, and Collette DeBenedetto.
The Virginia men are led by Kellen Blassingame and Ryan Foster. Blassingame ranks in the ACC top ten in both the 400m dash and the 200m dash. He will compete this weekend in the same events. Foster also has two ACC top ten times; one for the 1500m run and one for the 5000m run. He will compete in the 1500m this weekend. Joining him in the 1500m will be Alex Tatu, Soeren Lindner, Andrew Dumm, Jeff Eggleston, Matt Gambale, Brad Rodgers, Taylor Smith, and Roger Williams. Running the 1500m and the 3000m steeplechase will be Walton Kingsbery, Kevin McHale, and Ryan Neuhart. Running the 100m and the 200m will be current UVa leader in the 100, Reuben Jones, Isi Azeke, who leads the team in the 110 m hurdles, and Damon Hoyle. In addition to the 100m and 200m, Azeke will run the 110m HH and compete in the long jump. Trumaine Pendleton will compete in the 100m and 200m dash, long jump, and triple jump. He currently leads the team in both horizontal jumps. Kevin Carson will run the 200m dash and the 400m dash. The 800m run will feature McGavock Dunbar, Jordan Orr, Zach Davis, and Michael Hagos. Davis leads the team in the 800m run while Dunbar is the reigning ACC Indoor champion. The 110m hurdles feature Azeke, Scott Robinson, Thomas Codevilla, and Devin Canaday, who will also run the 400m IH with Stephen Hiltner. Codevilla will also participate in the high jump with David Sullivan. Sullivan, who tied his own school record earlier this year, leads the ACC in the pole vault, will compete in that event along with teammates Greg Blair and David Lewis. Lewis will also compete with Pendleton in the triple jump. Robert Assibey and Codevilla will both compete in the long jump with Azeke and Pendleton. In the men’s weight events, Tony Konstant will compete in the discus and the shot put, while Walker Anderson will compete in the hammer throw.
Full results will be posted on: http://virginiasports.collegesports.com/sports/c-track/va-c-track-body.htmlafter 7pm on Saturday, April 16, 2005.