Virginia Picks up Two Wins on Final Day of Liberty Kick-Off
LYNCHBURG, Va.-The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams completed action at the Liberty Kick-Off Saturday at the Tolsma Indoor Track Center.
Freshman Jordan Lavender (Nashville, Tenn.) won the women’s 60-meter dash in a time of 7.57, the sixth-fastest time in UVa history, while junior Danielle Williams (Alexandria, Va.) placed third in 7.74.
Sophomore Thomas Fuson (Glen Allen, Va.) won the men’s weight throw with a mark of 18.18m (59’7.75″), the third-best mark in school history. He followed up that performance later in the day with a second-place finish in the shot put, throwing 15.20m (49’10.5″).
Lavender also earned bronze in the long jump with a distance of 5.32m (17’5.5″), while sophomore Edy Ndem (Roanoke, Va.) placed second with a leap of 5.48m (17’11.75″).
Junior Pearl Bickersteth (Dumfries, Va.) and sophomore Emily Kianka (Pennington, N.J.) finished in a tie for second place, hitting a mark of 1.70m (5’7″).
Junior Dallas Rose (Pearland, Texas) finished second in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 12.13m (39’9.75″), while freshman Britni Strates (Orlando, Fla.) earned fifth with a leap of 11.39m (37’4.5″).
In the men’s triple jump, freshman Ryan Satchell (Central Islip, N.Y.) hit the 10th-best mark in school history with a leap of 14.57m (47’9.75″), good enough for second. In the men’s long jump, senior Matthias Meyer (Suhlendorf, Germany) placed third with a leap of 6.99m (22’11.25″).
Freshman Clark Thornhill (Richmond, Va.) placed third in the men’s high jump with a height of 1.94m (6’4.25″), while junior Matthew Armentrout (Glen Allen, Va.) finished seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 4.35m (14’3.25″).
In the men’s 60-meter dash, Meyer and sophomore Austin Von Ohlsen (Ridgefield, Conn.) tied for sixth in a time of 7.04.
The Cavaliers return to action in 2012 with the Virginia Tech Invitational on Jan. 13-14.