Vannoy Wins Shot Put at Colonial Relays
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Freshman Emily Vannoy led the Virginia track and field team on the final day of competition at the 45th annual Colonial Relays on Saturday. Vannoy won the shot put with a throw of 46’ 11.5” to mark the sixth-best throw all-time at UVa.
Sophomore Maureen Laffan finished runner-up to her teammate in the event with a throw of 45’ 9.25”.
The duo, in addition to sophomore Erin Wykoff, also finished in the top-four of the discus. Vannoy led the way with a runner-up finish and a throw of 150’ 9”, while Wykoff threw 148’ 3” for third and Laffan was fourth with a personal-best mark of 142’ 3”.
In the high jump, junior Assiatu Williams finished third, clearing a personal-best 5’ 7”, while junior Greg Nelson was fourth on the men’s side, tying his personal-best of 6’ 8.25”. Freshman Pearl Bickersteth was sixth with a mark of 5’ 5”.
Sophomore Vincenzo Chiariello finished fifth in the discus, throwing 148’ 0” and senior Eric Pickle threw 146’ 10” to finish eighth.
On the track, Virginia’s 4x100m relay team of junior Kisha Garrick, junior Kristina Chapman, sophomore Meagan Gillespie and freshman Danielle Williams combined for a fifth-place finish and a time of 47.10.
In other competition today, senior All-American Meghan Briggs finished third in the javelin at the Texas Relays. She finished with a throw of 161’ 1”.
The Cavaliers will return home to host the annual Lou Onesty Invitational next weekend. Events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Lannigan Field.