Blacksburg, VA – The Virginia women’s indoor track and field team opened competition Thursday at the ACC Championships at Virginia Tech’s Rector Field House.
Freshman Alix Still (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) started the meet for UVA with an 11th-place showing in the women’s pentathlon. She scored 3,288 points which ranks as the fifth best effort by a Cavalier freshman. It was her first collegiate pentathlon competition and included season bests in the high jump with an effort of 1.58m (5’2.5″) and the shot put with a throw of 9.97m (32’8.5″).
UVA’s women’s distance medley relay team of sophomore Kiera Bothwell (Springfield, Va.), freshman Sydney Coppolino (Sommerdale, N.J.), senior Alana Herran (Orange, N.J.) and sophomore Madelin Rennyson (Lynchburg, Va.) clocked a time of 11:55.53 to place 12th.
The three-day championship runs through Saturday with events starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. ACC Network Extra will broadcast events on Friday beginning at 4 p.m. and on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. Links to the broadcast and to live results are available on VirginiaSports.com.
The ACC Championships serve as the men’s and women’s matchup between Virginia and Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash. The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit www.TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and updated standings.