CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Redshirt senior Bridget Guy (Greensburg, Pa.) and redshirt freshman Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) paced the Virginia women’s track and field team as members of the program opened competition on Friday (Feb. 8) at the Tiger Paw Invite at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Complex in Clemson, S.C., and at the Iowa State Classic at the Lied Recreational Center in Ames, Iowa.
Tiger Paw Invite
Guy and Hazzard topped UVA’s all-time list with their performances at the Tiger Paw Invite as Guy set a school record in the pole vault and Hazzard tied her UVA record in the 60m dash.
Guy finished first in the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.38m (14’4.5″) with her first attempt at the height. In addition to topping her school record mark from last week, she tied the seventh-best national jump this season in the event.
Hazzard advanced her way to the finals of the 60m dash where she tied her school record time of 7.32. Her performance in the finals placed her fifth in the meet.
In the 400m dash invitational, junior Anna Jefferson (Warren, Mich.) captured a time of 54.08. Her season-best time placed her 11th overall in the event.
Juniors Alexis Woodley (Chesapeake, Va.) and Andrenette Knight (Morant Bay, Jamaica) advanced to the semifinals of the 60m hurdles. Woodley finished 22nd with a time of 8.58 after running a time of 8.46 in the prelims, while Knight placed 23rd with a time of 8.63.
“Today was a successful first day of a loaded meet,” assistant coach Mario Wilson said. “Two of our women, Halle (Hazzard) and Bridget (Guy), matched or exceeded the existing school records.
“Everyone is here to either get tuned up for the ACC meet in two weeks or improve their standing for NCAAs in a month.”
Iowa State Classic
At the Iowa State Classic, sophomore Gabrielle Hayes (Woodbridge, Va.) cleared a height of 1.66m (5-5.25) to finish sixth in high jump as senior Jade Baker (North Richland Hills, Texas) captured a mark of 16.40m (53’9.75″), finishing seventh in the weight throw.
In her first time running in the 5000m, freshman Emma Wolcott (Leesburg, Va.) captured a time of 17:04.27, finishing fifth in her heat and 17th overall.
Virginia will return to action tomorrow, concluding the final day of competition at both the Tiger Paw Invite and the Iowa State Classic.