CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The Virginia women’s track and field team concluded action on Saturday (Feb. 9) at the Tiger Paw Invite at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Complex in Clemson, S.C., and the Iowa State Classic at the Lied Recreational Center in Ames, Iowa.
Tiger Paw Invite
At the Tiger Paw Invite, redshirt senior Mia Barron (Minnetonka, Minn.) and freshman Zoe Rice (Ashburn, Va.) recorded season-best jumps in the triple jump. Barron finished fourth with a mark of 12.61m (41’4.5″), while Rice captured a distance of 11.71m (38’5″) for 18th place.
Junior Anna Jefferson (Warren, Mich.) and redshirt freshman Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) finished 10th and 11th, respectively, in the 200m dash. Jefferson ran a season-best time of 24.23, while Hazzard finished with a time of 24.26.
Freshman Sydney Coppolino (Somerdale, N.J.) ran a personal-best time of 2:15.67 in the 800m run, finishing 18th in the event.
Iowa State Classic
At the Iowa State Classic, sophomore Brittany Jones (Bloomfield, Conn.) topped the shot put, recording a career-best mark of 15.61m (51’2.75″).
“We’re making progress each week and we can never lose sight of that,” director of track and field Bryan Fetzer said. “We have to make a few minor corrections and adjustments, and we will be ready for the ACC Indoor Championships.”
Virginia will return to action on Saturday (Feb. 16), sending members of the team to the JDL DMR Invitational in Winston Salem, N.C., and the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.