April 6, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The Virginia women’s track and field team swept Maryland, Bucknell and Georgetown in a quad meet on Friday (April 6) at Lannigan Field.
Virginia defeated Maryland with a score of 77-56, Bucknell with a score of 77-59 and Georgetown with a score 82-41 to win all three individual team competitions.
“Several individuals made some significant breakthroughs today, while others are on the cusp,” director of track and field Bryan Fetzer said. “In two weeks, I’m confident that we will see even more.”
The Cavaliers led five events during the day as senior Katie Freix (Chantilly, Va.) opened the meet with a win in the pole vault. She cleared a height of 3.91m (12’10”) to capture the third-best performance in school history.
Virginia recorded the top two times in the 100m hurdles. Sophomore Alexis Woodley (Chesapeake, Va.) ran a career-best time of 13.48 to finish first, capturing the second-best time in school history, and junior Ciara Leonard (Elkins Park, Pa.) finished second with a time of 13.49.
The Cavaliers captured another 1-2 finish, taking the top two spots in the long jump. Redshirt junior Mia Barron (Minnetonka, Minn.) reached a season-best mark of 6.15m (20’2.25″). Freshman Khyasia Caldwell-Adams (Pocono Summit, Pa.) finished second in the event with a mark of 6.12m (20’1″). Her performance is tied for fourth on UVA’s all-time freshman list.
Sophomore Anna Jefferson (Warren, Mich.) finished first in the 400m with a career-best time of 54.13, while senior Kiana Hairston (Manassas, Va.) placed third with a time of 57.43.
Freshman Kiera Bothwell (Springfield, Va.) topped the 2000m steeplechase. She captured a time of 7:07.23.
Additionally, Brittany Jones (Bloomfield, Conn.) set a freshman record in the shot put. She recorded a mark of 15.32m (50’3.25″) for second place in the event.
The women’s 4x100m relay team of freshman Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.), Woodley, Leonard and Jefferson, respectively, finished second with a time of 46.93.
Junior Jade Baker (North Richland Hills, Texas) placed second in the hammer with a mark of 52.15m (171’1″), while senior Carter Green (Ashland, Pa.) placed second in the discus, reaching a mark of 46.33m (152’0″).
In the high jump, junior Carly Feyerabend (Mechanicsville, VA.) and freshman Gabrielle Hayes (Woodbridge, Va.) finished second and third, respectively. Feyerabend cleared a height of 1.61m (5’3.25″), while Hayes captured a mark of 1.56m (5’1.25″).
Junior Alana Herran (Orange, N.J.) recorded a time of 59.25 in the 400m hurdles to finish second in the event.
The Cavaliers closed the night with the javelin. Graduate student Caitlin Mautz (Doylestown, Pa.) recorded a mark of 47.99m (157’5″) for second overall.
Virginia will return to action at the Virginia Challenge. The two-day meet at Lannigan Field will begin April 20.