No. 23 Virginia Men in Seventh After Two Days of ACCs
Feb. 26, 2016
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BOSTON-The No. 23 Virginia men’s track and field team had three scorers on the second day of the ACC Indoor Championships Friday (Feb. 26) at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.
The heptathlon concluded Friday and senior Christian Lavorgna (Jefferson, N.J.) placed seventh with a total score of 5,098 points. Redshirt sophomore Cam Collins (Calhoun, Ga.) finished 11th with 4,972 points, which ranks fifth on UVA’s all-time list. Junior Anthony Dunavant (Franklin, Tenn.) was 13th with 4,799 points. Redshirt freshman Jack Lint (Westerville, Ohio) was in second place after the 60 hurdles (fifth event), but had to withdraw due to an injury.
In the 5,000 meters, redshirt freshman Chase Weaverling (Darnestown, Md.) placed seventh in 14:08.74, while sophomore Brent Demarest (Charleston, S.C.) was eighth in 14:09.63, which ranks ninth on UVA’s all-time list. Junior Zach Herriott (Kansas City, Mo.) and senior Evan Chiplock (Saginaw, Mich.) finished 10th and 15th, respectively.
Junior Henry Wynne (Westport, Conn.) won his mile heat in 4:04.74 to qualify for Saturday’s final, while freshman Robby Keough (Atlanta, Ga.) also qualified in a time of 4:05.62.
“We did not do as well as we had hoped today,” UVA director of track and field/cross country Bryan Fetzer said. “However, it is a wide-open race in the team standings, so we have to shake it off and take advantage of the opportunities we have tomorrow.”
The Cavaliers sit in a tie for seventh place with 18 points. Syracuse leads with 32, followed by NC State (28) and Miami (25).
The meet concludes Saturday (Feb. 27) with action set to begin at 11 a.m. ESPN3 will have a live broadcast from 1-4 p.m.