March 31, 2018
RICHMOND, Va.- The Virginia women’s track and field team closed competition at the Fred Hardy Invitational on Saturday (March 31) at the Fred Hardy Track.
Redshirt junior Bridget Guy (Greensburg, Pa.) set a facility and meet record in the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.25m (13’11.25″) to finish first in the event.
In addition to Guy’s performance, the Cavaliers earned first place in four other events. Sophomore Alexis Woodley (Chesapeake, Va.) topped the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.69, while freshman Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) led the 100m dash with a time of 12.00 and sophomore Anna Jefferson (Warren, Mich.) led the 200m dash with a time of 24.14. Freshman Khyasia Caldwell-Adams (Pocono Summit, Pa.) finished first in the long jump. She captured a mark of 5.85m (19’2.5″).
“An obvious answer but winning is a good thing,” director of track and field Bryan Fetzer said. “Five of six events we contested, we won. A lot of lessons were learned and things are becoming more consistent across the board. We are very excited that our traveling is done until May. It will be great to have the opportunity to sleep in our own beds and compete at our own facility the next three meets.”
The Cavaliers rounded the meet with sophomore Andrenette Knight (Morant Bay, Jamaica) finishing second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.05.
Jefferson captured a second-place finish in the 100m dash with a time of 12.04, while senior Kiana Hairston (Manassas, Va.) finished fourth in the event with a time of 12.28.
In the 200m dash, Hazzard recorded a time of 24.21 for second place. Hairston and Woodley finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the event. Hairston captured a time of 24.95 as Woodley finished with a time of 25.10.
Redshirt junior Mia Barron (Minnetonka, Minn.) placed third in the long jump. She recorded a mark of 5.55m (18’2.5″).
Sophomore Maryanna Lansing (Menands, N.Y.) finished 10th in the 800m run with a time of 2:19.83.
The Cavaliers will compete at home next week as the team hosts Maryland, Bucknell and Georgetown on April 7 at Lannigan Field.