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April 13, 2007

Complete Results

Virginia had four men run personal-best times in the 1500 tonight as part of the Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational, and the first three qualified for the NCAA Regional en route to a 1-4 finish in the event. In addition, Jan Foerster (3:44.68) and Kevin McHale (3:44.84) improved to the No. 4 and No. 5 slots all-time in the event in school history.

McHale led through 1400m of the 1500m, but Foerster caught him on the final steps to just nip his teammate by .16. Jesien stayed strong and came in at 3:46.53, a two-second PR and enough to get him a big to the regionals; he just missed a top-10 ranking in school history by .38. Kevin Tschirhart ran a 3:48.01, a two-second PR for him and missing the regional standard by .21. He has already qualified for the IC4A meet.

In the men’s hammer, Rob Rankin and Kyle Galle both threw PRs by a wide margin and moved into the top-10 all-time in school history. Rankin threw a 149′ 5″ (45.55m) and Galle threw 147′ 0″ (44.81); they now rank No. 6 and No. 7, respectively in school history. Amy Bilmanis took fourth overall and was the third among collegiate athletes with her 152′ 8″ (46.53); her coach Carrie Lane won the event with a 171′ 9″ (52.34).

The Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson meet continues tomorrow (April 14) at Lannigan Field. The meet will start at 9:00 am.

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