2015 UVa Track & Field Preview - Men's Distance
Dec. 31, 2014
THREE THINGS TO KNOW
1. King Looks to Repeat – The men’s distance group features reigning ACC steeplechase champion Kyle King, who earned second-team All-American honors in the event last season. This spring, he will look to join Rob Cook (1993-1994) as the only Cavalier to repeat as ACC champion in the event.
2. Experienced Group Returns – In addition to King, four other Cavaliers return after competing in the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds last season. Adam Visokay advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 10000m, while Zach Herriott also raced the 10000m at the preliminaries. Mike Marsella competed in the 800m and Henry Wynne competed in the 1500m at the preliminaries to cap their freshman seasons last year.
3. Build From the Fall – The Cavaliers won the NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championship in the fall. Connor Rog and Thomas Madden, both former ACC Cross Country Freshman of the Year honorees, finished in the scoring five at this year’s NCAA Championships and will look to have strong seasons on the track this spring. Last year, Rog posted the second-best freshman time in school history in both the indoor 3000m and 5000m. Madden had the third-best freshman outdoor 10000m time in school history last spring.