Five Cavaliers Win Events In Outdoor Opener
FAIRFAX, Va. – Five Cavaliers won events for the Virginia track and field team in its season opener at George Mason on Saturday afternoon.
On the track, junior Andrew Revelle won his first 3000m steeplechase competition with a time of 9:30.40, while redshirt senior transfer Steve Delice won the 100m in 10.85. Redshirt freshman Tasia Potasinski led three Cavaliers across the line in the top-three of the 800m. Potasinski finished with a time of 2:12.21, while junior Lyndsay Harper finished second in 2:12.53 and sophomore Jenni Weatherly was third in 2:16.27.
Sophomore Kevin Anding won the 200m in 21.59 and finished runner-up to Delice in the 100m with at time of 10.91.
Sophomore Meagan Gillespie, racing in her first 400m hurdles competition, finished second with a time of 1:04.45, while redshirt freshman Rosemary Barber finished runner-up in the 1500m, taking a time of 4:36.24.
In field events, freshman Pearl Bickersteth cleared 5’ 6” in the high jump to claim top honors, while junior Assiatu Williams finished second with a height of 5’ 5”.
In the shot put, senior Eric Pickle finished second on the men’s side with at throw of 49’ 8.5” and junior Sophia Coleburn was runner-up on the women’s side with a mark of 41’ 3.75”.
Junior Rashawnda James made her season debut in the long jump, leaping 18’ 1.75” for second place.
Freshman Emily Vannoy finished second in the discus, tossing 155’ 8” – the program’s ninth-best throw – and junior Tara Karin was second in the javelin, with a mark of 140’ 7”.
The Cavaliers will return to action next weekend, heading to Raleigh, N.C., to compete in the Raleigh Relays on Friday and Saturday.