March 17, 2018

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CORAL GABLES, Fla.- The Virginia women’s track and field team recorded three first-place finishes on Saturday (March 17) to close competition at the Hurricane Invitational, hosted by Miami, at Cobb Stadium.

Freshman Khyasia Caldwell-Adams (Pocono Summit, Pa.) finished first in the long jump. She recorded a distance of 6.05m (19’10.25″) for the fifth-best freshman performance in UVA history.

Redshirt junior Mia Barron (Minnetonka, Minn.) led the triple jump, finishing first with a mark of 12.57m (41’3″), while graduate student Caitlin Mautz (Doylestown, Pa.) placed first in the javelin with a throw of 46.93m (154’0″).

“Overall the team showed great effort to open the outdoor season,” assistant coach Mario Wilson said. “This meet serves as a preview of the ACC Championships site. The weather in Charlottesville has not been conducive to outdoor training, so for many, this was their first-time training outdoors in 2018.”

Brittany Jones (Bloomfield, Conn.) set a UVA freshman record in the shot put, recording a mark of 15.31m (50’2.75″). She placed second in the competition.

“Brittany’s goal is to beat her yesterday’s self each day, and she has yet to miss a day,” assistant coach Martin Maric said. “One could not ask for a better start to the season.”

The 4x400m relay team of sophomore Angie Knight (Morant Bay, St. Thomas), senior Kiana Hairston (Manassas, Va.), sophomore Alexis Woodley (Chesapeake, Va.) and sophomore Anna Jefferson (Warren, Mich.), respectively, recorded a time of 3:43.33 to finish third overall.

In addition to competing in the triple jump, Barron finished fourth in the long jump, recording a wind-assisted mark of 5.90m (19’4.25″).

Four Cavaliers raced in the 400m dash as Jefferson led the team, finishing seventh with a time of 54.42. Her performance ranks sixth on UVA all-time best list and third among freshman performances. Knight placed eighth in the event with a time of 54.83, capturing the 10th-best time in UVA history. Hairston recorded a time of 57.11 to place 15th, while junior Alana Herran (Orange, N.J.) recorded a time of 57.71 to finished 17th.

Freshman Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) finished sixth in the 100m dash with a time of 11.86, capturing the fourth-fastest freshman time in UVA history, while Woodley finished sixth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.11.

Freshman Jesse Geller (Demarest, N.J.) finished ninth in the javelin with a mark of 33.22 (109’0″).

Virginia will return to action March 30, sending members to the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond Va., and the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C.