March 30, 2018

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RICHMOND, Va.- The Virginia women’s track and field team concluded the opening day of Richmond’s Fred Hardy Invitational on Friday (March 30) at the Fred Hardy Track.

Junior Emily Mulhern (Ijamsville, Md.) led the team, setting a facility and meet record in the 5000m run. Her time of 17:03.46 placed her first in the event.

“It was the first outdoor meet of the year for the majority of the ladies,” director of track and field Bryan Fetzer said. “We built some confidence, learned some lessons and took some good steps forward. We look forward to making some more progress tomorrow.”

Sophomore Andrenette Knight (Morant Bay, Jamaica) led the Division I race of the 400m hurdles with a time of 59.22, followed by senior Holly Sullivan (Chester Springs, Pa.) in second place with a time of 1:00.99.

Freshman Gabrielle Hayes (Woodbridge, Va.) topped Division I category in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.65m (5-5). Junior Carly Feyerabend (Mechanicsville, Va.) finished second in the event. She also recorded a mark of 1.65m (5-5).

In the triple jump, redshirt junior Mia Barron (Minnetonka, Minn.) finished first with a jump of 12.41m (40-8.75).

Sullivan finished first in the shot put with a mark of 9.64m (31-7.5).

Freshmen Gabriella Karas (Louisville, Ky.) and Hannah Moran (Salem, Va.) finished second and third, respectively, in the Division I category of the 5000m run. Karas recorded a time of 17:22.65, while Moran captured a time of 17:31.67.

Sophomore Emma Call (Richmond, Va.) placed fourth in the 1500m run with a time of 4:36.73. Freshman Kiera Bothwell (Springfield, Va.) finished sixth in the event with a time of 4:40.50, while freshman Doria Martingayle (Virginia Beach, Va.) finished eighth with a time of 4:43.85 and freshman Libby Davidson (Lynchburg, Va.) finished 17th with a time of 4:58.04.

The Cavaliers will compete in the second day of competition at the Fred Hardy Invitational tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m.