April 5, 2018
|Virginia vs. Maryland, Bucknell and Georgetown|
|Date & Time||Friday, April 6, 2018 | 1:30 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Lannigan Field|
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|Dash Training Clinic||Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 8:15 a.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will host the first of three home competitions on Friday (April 6) at Lannigan Field. The Cavaliers will compete against Maryland, Bucknell and Georgetown in a quad meet with events beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Fans can access a link to live results at VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavalier men rank 23rd in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s national poll for week one.
Virginia returns home after competing in two road meets last weekend. The men’s distance team participated in the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C., while the members of the men’s and women’s teams competed at the two-day Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond, Va.
The Cavaliers set two facility records and tied a third facility record at the Fred Hardy Invitational. Redshirt junior Bridget Guy (Greensburg, Pa.) and junior Emily Mulhern (Ijamsville, Va.) set a Richmond facility record in the pole vault and 5000m run, respectively. Guy cleared a height of 4.25m (13’11.25″), while Mulhern ran a time of 17:03.46. Redshirt sophomore Sam Young (Lewes, Del.) tied the men’s pole vault facility record at the Fred Hardy Track with a mark of 5.20m (17’0.75″). His performance is tied for second best in school history.
In the national rankings, junior Hilmar Jonsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) holds the sixth-best hammer throw with a mark of 70.93m (232’8″), while Guy’s pole vault performance of 4.30m (14’1.25″) ranks seventh. Both student-athletes captured the marks in the opening weekend of the outdoor season at Miami’s Hurricane Invitational.
Virginia and Maryland competed in last year’s quad meet against Penn and Columbia. The Cavaliers swept Maryland, topping the Terrapins 71-50 on the men’s side and 75-63 on the women’s side.
In addition to the meet, Virginia will host the Dash Training Clinic on Saturday at The Cage located behind Onesty Hall. The event is open to participants between the ages of 3-12. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. with events beginning at 8:30 a.m. Programming will conclude at 10 a.m. and will include an autograph session with members of the Virginia track and field teams.