Track & Field Competes this Week at Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet
|Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet|
|Date & Time||Fri.-Sat., Feb. 7-8, 2014 | 5 p.m. / 11 a.m.|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Rector Field House|
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Feb. 6, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s and women’s track & field teams will return to action this week as they travel to Virginia Tech for the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet on Friday and Saturday at the Rector Field House.
The meet begins at 5 p.m. Friday with both running and field events. On Saturday, the field events begin at 11 a.m. and the running events start at 1 p.m.
Virginia will take on a strong field at the event. The women will face three top 10 squads, No. 4 Florida, No. 5 Georgia and No. 8 Kentucky, along with Duke, East Carolina, Maryland, Miami, NC State, Pitt, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. The men will compete against No. 2 Florida, No. 20 Georgia and the reigning ACC Champion Virginia Tech, in addition to Duke, East Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, NC State, Pitt and Wake Forest.
The Cavaliers have posted strong performances during their first three meets of the season. Virginia’s distance medley relay team of Mike Marsella (Hope Valley, R.I.), Payton Hazzard (Huntington, N.Y.), Anthony Kostelac (Charlottesville, Va.) and Kyle King (Yorktown, Va.) hold the fifth-best time in the nation this season. Ryan Satchell (Central Islip, N.Y.) ranks 16th nationally in the triple jump and Zach Herriott (Kansas City, Mo.) is 21st nationally in the 5000m. The women’s distance medley relay of Sara Sargent (Philadelphia, Pa.), Jordan Lavender (Nashville, Tenn.), Vanessa Fabrizio (Denver, Colo.) and Vicky Fouhy (Buckinghamshire, England) has the ninth best time in the nation this year. In addition, Lavender ranks ninth in the 400m, Fabrizio ranks 25th in the 800m and Barbara Strehler(Richmond, Va.) ranks 25th in the 3000m.
Virginia will return to action next week with the team splitting up to compete at two events. The team will send athletes to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.