Abdulrazaaq Improves School Record Time in 60m Hurdles at Hokie Invite
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Senior Adams Abdulrazaaq continued his impressive start to 2011 by improving his own school record in the 60m hurdles – for the second week in a row – on Friday night at Virginia Tech’s Hokie Invitational. His victory also marks the sixth-straight race that he’s won in the event. Abdulrazaaq clocked in at 7.75 to shave one-hundredth of a second off his school record and move closer to the NCAA qualifying mark of 7.70.
Junior Erin Wykoff also had an impressive evening, throwing 56′ 6.75″ in the weight throw to finish second overall. Her mark moves her into second on Virginia’s all-time program records, as she now only trails Eliese Mitchell’s throw of 65′ 9.75″ from 2002.
In the triple jump, senior Marcus Robinson leaped a personal-best 51′ 9.75″ to finish second and move into third in the program’s all-time records. His mark was the best for a Cavalier since Greg Byers jumped 52′ 5″ in 1985. Former All-American Keith Witherspoon holds Virginia’s school record at 53′ 0.25″.
On the track, redshirt junior Emil Heineking cracked into UVa’s top-10 records in the mile, as he finished runner-up to Liberty’s All-American and NCAA cross country champion Sam Chelanga with a time of 4:05.83. Chelanga won the event in 4:03.84, while Heineking’s mark is UVa’s 10th-best mile time ever ran indoors.
The Cavaliers also saw junior Kristina Chapman and freshman Aaron Shepperd finish with personal-best performances and all-time top-10 marks in the 60m hurdles. Chapman clocked in at 8.80 – the eighth-best time in program history, while Shepperd finished in 8.25 – the eighth-best mark of all-time at UVa.
Redshirt sophomore Sean Keveren ran a career-best time in his season debut and cracked into UVa’s all-time top-10 performances in the 3000m. Keveren finished fourth with a time of 8:15.34. That mark ranks 10th at Virginia.
Virginia will look to continue its solid performances tomorrow. Events are set to begin at 10 a.m. in Rector Field House.