CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will open a four-meet home stretch, which includes the ACC Championships, on Saturday (April 6), hosting Maryland, Pittsburgh and the West Virginia women’s team at Lannigan Field.
The competition will open with field events at noon, while track events begin at 2 p.m.
Follow the Action
Fans can follow the action with a link to live results located at VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout the meet will also be provided on the team’s official Twitter account (@UVATFCC).
Fans can participate in an hourly raffle during the competition with the first drawing occurring at 1 p.m. Tickets will be available at the promotions stand located near the entrance to the field. Participation in the raffle is free.
Parking is available at a first come, first serve bases at the JPJ surface lot and garage, UHall West lot and McCue lot. Due to the Alabama concert, fans must vacate the JPJ surface lot and garage at 4 p.m. and both the UHall West lot and McCue lot by 5 p.m.
• Virginia will host its home opener on Saturday as the men compete in a tri-meet against Maryland and Pittsburgh.
• The women will participate in a quad-meet, competing against the Terrapins and Panthers as well as facing West Virginia.
• The competition is the first at home for the Cavaliers who have traveled to three road competitions – the W&M Triangular (March 16), Raleigh Relays (March 29) and Fred Hardy Invitational (March 29-30).
In the Rankings
• Redshirt senior Oghenakpobo Efekoro (Brooklyn, N.Y.) leads the field after opening the outdoor season with the 18th-best shot put mark in the country at 18.58m (60’11.5″).
• Junior Lachlan Cook (Brisbane, Australia) led the men’s distance group at the Raleigh Relays, running a time of 29:10.03 in the 10000m run. His time ranks fifth in school history and 37th nationally, as the distance runner dropped six seconds off his prior career-best time of 29:16.32 from 2018.
• Junior Anna Jefferson (Warren, Mich.) raced to a first-place finish in the 200m dash at the Fred Hardy Invitational, running a time of 23.65. Her performance ranks sixth in school history.
Hoo Holds Records
• Five Cavaliers concluded the 2018 campaign with an UVA record.
• Redshirt senior Bridget Guy (Greensburg, Pa.) set a school and Lannigan Field record at the Virginia Challenge, clearing a height of 4.46m (14’7.5″) in the pole vault.
• Senior Ciara Leonard (Elkins Park, Pa.) topped the UVA record in the 100m hurdles at the East Preliminary Rounds, running a time of 13.26, while senior Kelly McKee (Lenexa, Kan.) set the triple jump record at 13.25m (43’5.57″) at the ACC Championships.
• On the men’s side, sophomore Alfred Shirley III (Chesapeake, Va.) ran a time of 45.84 at the East Preliminary Rounds to set a school record in the 400m, while junior Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica) cleared 16.82m (55’2.25″) over the summer to clinch the Jamaican national title and set a school record in the triple jump.