Blacksburg, VA – The Virginia women’s indoor track and field team is in 11th place with nine points following Friday’s events at the ACC Championships at Virginia Tech’s Rector Field House. Louisville leads the field with 50 points followed by Duke with 40 points.
Senior pole vaulter Bridget Guy (Greensburg, Pa.) topped the Cavaliers’ performance by finally reaching the championship’s awards podium during her career. Guy finished third in the pole vault with a top clearance of 4.28m (14’0.5′). It marked the first time she has earned first-team All-ACC indoors honors.
“For Bridget, at her final ACC indoor championship, she was finally able get on the podium,” said Mario Wilson, UVA’s assistant coach for jumps. “Jumping 14 feet for third place is really good for such a deep conference. She had some high expectations since she was the highest seed coming into the competition, but we knew (ACC champion) Rachel Baxter was going to be hard to beat on her home track. Baxter jumped really well. Still, we’ll take the six points. For Bridget to end her ACC indoor career on the podium, you can’t ask for much more than that.”
In the 400 meters, junior Anna Jefferson (Warren, Mich.) advanced to Saturday’s finals with the sixth best time of the day, turning in a finish of 54.16.
Freshman Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) clocked the seventh best time in the 60 meters (7.37) to advance to that event’s finals.
Senior Carly Feyerabend (Mechanicsville, Va.) tied for fourth in the high jump with a best clearance of 1.64m (5’4.5″) to pick up second-team All-ACC honors and collect three team points for Virginia.
The three-day championship runs through Saturday with events starting at noon on Saturday. ACC Network Extra will broadcast events 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.