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Feb. 17, 2014

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track & field completed a busy weekend of action by competing at the Liberty Quad Meet on Monday. The Cavaliers won three events at the meet and had several other strong performances.

Virginia won two women’s events and one men’s event at the Tolsma Indoor Track Center. Chimere Ezumah (Gardena, Calif.) won the women’s 400m in a time of 57.15, Anna Finger (Berlin, Germany) won the women’s long jump with a season-best 18’5.75″, and Drequan Hoskey (Richmond, Va.) won the men’s 60m hurdles with a time of 8.09 seconds.

Logan Clements (Swarthmore, Pa.) was second in the women’s weight throw with a PR of 53’5.75″, breaking her previous record by over a foot. The throw was the seventh-best in school history in the event.

In the women’s 60m hurdles, Heather Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) ran 8.88 to finish second. It was the fifth-best freshman time in school history and just .03 seconds away from cracking the school top-10. Scott Clarke (Devonshire, Bermuda) ran a PR of 7.03 seconds to finish second in the men’s 60m dash.

“I really don’t like splitting the team up, but due to the weather this weekend it was a necessity,” said head coach Bryan Fetzer. “We had some great performances at Arkansas, Iowa State and Washington over the weekend and this was a very productive meet at Liberty, today. I am really excited to get the whole team back together and compete as one group at the ACC meet.”

The Cavaliers will return to action in two weeks with the ACC Championships, which will run Feb. 27-Mar. 1 in Clemson, S.C.

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