CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will close the regular season at home this weekend as the Cavaliers host the Virginia Grand Prix on Friday and Saturday (April 26-27) at Lannigan Field. Competition will start at 4 p.m. on Friday, while the meet begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Admission to all regular season home track and field meets is free.
Follow the Action
A link to live results is available on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also follow the action with updates through the team’s official Twitter account (@UVATFCC).
Friday is a Sabre Rewards event as the first 100 students will receive free Zaxby’s.
The Cavaliers will recognize 20 student-athletes on Saturday at 3 p.m. as a part of the team’s Senior Day Celebration. Fans, eighth grade or younger, can also participate in a youth race at 3:30 p.m. To register for the youth race, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both days will feature a t-shirt toss, as well as have posters available for fans.
• The Cavaliers will host their last regular season home meet this weekend as UVA welcomes 19 schools and 36 teams to Charlottesville.
• The Cavalier men enter the competition as the No. 23 ranked team in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s latest poll. The team will face 17th-ranked North Carolina A&T in the meet. On the women’s side, the Aggies are the lone ranked opponent, entering as the No. 16 team.
• Virginia will welcome back two of its alumni this weekend as Filip Mihaljevic and Jordan Young compete in events at the meet.
• Junior Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica), senior Hilmar Jonsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) and senior Kelly McKee (Lenexa, Kan.) set UVA records last weekend at the Virginia Challenge, as all three topped their previous Virginia standard in an event.
• Scott recorded a mark of 17.07m (56’0″) in the triple jump, capturing the top jump in the NCAA this season while setting an ACC and school record in the event. Scott’s performance ranks seventh in the world for the 2019 outdoor season. He also recorded the top three jumps in the NCAA during the series.
• McKee’s triple jump mark of 13.70m (44’11.5″) set a UVA record. Her jump is the fourth-best in the NCAA and ranks first in the ACC this season. Her jump ranks 17th in the world in the outdoor triple jump.
• Jonsson threw a mark of 73.13m (239’11”) in the hammer throw to capture the country’s fourth-best throw in the event. His throw also leads the ACC.
• Senior Jade Baker (North Richland Hills, Texas) set a record at the Cavaliers’ home opener against Maryland, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Baker topped UVA’s all-time list in the hammer throw, recording a mark of 62.67m (205’7″).
In the Rankings
• Six Cavaliers rank in the top 25 nationally in an event.
• Scott, McKee and Jonsson lead the team, holding a top five ranking in their respective events. Scott holds the NCAA’s top jump in the men’s triple jump, while McKee ranks fourth in the women’s triple jump. Jonsson’s hammer throw mark ranks fourth nationally in the event.
• In the shot put, redshirt senior Oghenakpobo Efekoro (Brooklyn, N.Y.) captured a mark of 20.37m (66’10”) in the shot put in the team’s meet against Maryland and Pitt, while freshman Ethan Dabbs (Johnstown, Pa.) recorded a mark of 68.57m (225’0″) in the javelin at the meet.
• Junior Brenton Foster (Townsville, Australia) cleared a height of 2.16m (7’1″) in the high jump at the Virginia Challenge, the 23rd-best jump in the NCAA this season.