Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia senior Kelly McKee set the UVA record in the triple jump to highlight the Cavalier women’s performances during the second and final day of the Virginia Challenge at Lannigan field.
On her third attempt of the day, McKee posted a jump of 13.7 meters (44-11 ½). That bettered her previous best school mark of 13.25 meters (43-5 ¾) she recorded last year. Her performance figures as the third-best mark in NCAA competition this year.
UVA picked up another victory when the Cavalier 4×100 meter relay of Anna Jefferson, Ciara Leonard, Halle Hazzard and Alexis Woodley team won their race with a time of 45:22.
Halle Hazzard placed second in the 200 meters, setting a freshman record with a time of 23.68. That ranks as the seventh best time by a Cavalier individual in the event.
Khyasia Caldwell was second in the women’s long jump invite with a wind-aided distance of 6.28 meters (20-7 ¼). She set a PR during the competition with a non-wind aided mark of 6.21 meters (20-4 ½) that moved her into ninth place on the UVA all-time list.
“This is a special group and they thrive competing at home,” said Bryan Fetzer, UVA’s director of track and field and cross country head coach. “We adjusted well to not ideal weather conditions. A test of a person is to see how they compete when adversity is present. We continue to learn and grow. I am super proud of their effort.”
Other notable UVA performances included:
• Senior Mia Barron was fourth in the triple jump invite with a best-mark of 12.67 meters (41-7).
• Hanna Moran was sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:22.93.
• Junior Olivia Sargent ran 4:41.06 in the 1500 meters to place seventh while Libby Davidson set a PR in the race with a time of 4:54.25.
• Alexis Woodley was seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a wind-aided time of 13.68.
• Kiera Bothwell set a PR in the 3000-meter steeplechase with an effort of 10:31.89.
• Anna Jefferson placed third in the 400-meter Invite with a time of 54.73
• Andrenette Knight was the runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles invite with a tie of 59.29.
• Carly Feyerabend was fourth in the high jump 1.64 meters (5-4 ½)
“This competition continues to grow and develop into one of the best college meets,” Fetzer said. “All you have to do is look at the performances overall. Our officials and facilities crew are amazing. We couldn’t do it without them. They made adjustments that were needed to be made with the weather to make this a world-class competition. I can’t say enough about how thankful I am for their work this weekend.”
The Cavaliers are back at Lannigan Field next Friday and Saturday when they host the Virginia Grand Prix meet to wrap up the regular season.