Collins and Miller Hit NCAA Marks at Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. – The Virginia track and field team sent two competitors to the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford University this weekend, with sophomore Ryan Collins hitting an NCAA Regional Mark in the 5k and junior Trey Miller provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 10k.
Collins used a strong kick at the start of the final lap to pass a handful of runners and held on to finish runner-up in his heat of the 5000m in 13:55.94. The time marks the third fastest in school history and fastest since Kris Herdt set the program record at 13:37.44 in 1987.
Miller, running the 10k, crossed the line in the middle of a steady stream of runners within a span of seven seconds, finishing with a time of 29:20.43 the fourth fastest time in program history. Miller has also regionally qualified in the 5k this season.
The Cavaliers will head to Chapel Hill, N.C., on Friday to compete in the UNC Elite meet.