Track & Field Competes at Meets Around the Nation
|Virginia at Arkansas, Iowa State, Liberty and Washington Meets|
|Date & Time||Fri.-Sat., Feb. 14-15, 2014|
|Location||Fayetteville, Ark. | Ames, Iowa | Lynchburg, Va. | Seattle, Wash.|
|Live Results||Arkansas | Iowa State | Liberty | Washington|
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Feb. 13, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s and women’s track & field teams will split up to compete in four meets this weekend around the nation. The Cavaliers will send athletes to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, the Liberty Quad Meet in Lynchburg, Va., and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.
The Tyson Invitational is one of the top overall meets in the nation. Among the Cavaliers in action in Fayetteville is Jordan Lavender (Nashville, Tenn.), who set the indoor school record in the 200m last week. Andrea Wright (Chesapeake, Va.), Vanessa Fabrizio (Denver, Colo.), Edy Ndem (Roanoke, Va.) and Christine Bohan (Avon Lake, Ohio) are other Virginia women currently ranked in the top 100 nationally of an event who will travel to Arkansas. On the men’s side, Ryan Satchell (Central Islip, N.Y.) and Aaron Worrell (Fort Eustis, Va.), who both rank in the top 100 nationally in the triple jump, and Zach Herriott (Kansas City, Mo.), who ranks in the top 50 in the 5000m will compete at Tyson.
Six men’s runners will head to the Iowa State Classic. The distance medley relay, currently ranked fifth in the nation, will compete at the meet. Kyle King (Yorktown, Va.) and Conner Rog (Fairfield, Conn.) will run the 3000m, an event they are both ranked in the top 65 nationally. Mike Marsella (Hope Valley, R.I.) will run the mile and Payton Hazzard (Huntington, N.Y.) will run the 400m as both look to improve on top-50 national rankings.
The women’s distance runners make up most of the contingent traveling west to Seattle for the Husky Classic. Barbara Strehler (Richmond, Va.), Vicky Fouhy (Buckinghamshire, England) and Sarah Fakler (Phoenix, Ariz.), who all rank in the top 100 nationally in the 3000m, are among the Cavaliers competing at Washington.
The Cavaliers will also send several athletes to the Liberty Quad Meet, primarily sprinters and throwers.
Virginia will return to action in two weeks for the ACC Championships, held Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at Clemson.