CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica) and junior Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) were named ACC Performer of the Week honorees, the league office announced on Wednesday (Feb. 19). Scott was named the men’s ACC Field Performer of the Week for the second consecutive week, while Hazzard earned her first women’s ACC Track Performer of the Week honor of the season.
Scott was named the men’s field honoree after setting an ACC and UVA record in the triple jump at the Tiger Paw Invitational. The national leader in the event, Scott recorded the top three marks in the NCAA this season at the meet with his best jump of 17.02m (55’10.25″) coming on his third attempt. His mark is tied as the fifth-best jump in the world this season. He is only the 17th athlete in NCAA history to clear 17 meters in the triple jump and the first ACC competitor reach the milestone.
Hazzard ran a career-best time in the 60m dash at the Tiger Paw Invite, topping her UVA record-setting run of 7.31 from the week prior three times during the meet. She ran a time of 7.27 during the prelims before dropping the time in the semifinals with a 7.24 run. She closed the day with a time of 7.30 in the finals to finish fifth in the event. Her time ranks second in the ACC and 13th in the NCAA. Hazzard also captured a career-best time in the 200m dash. Her time of 23.79 ranks second in school history.
Scott and Hazzard will return to action at the ACC Championships. The three-day conference championship will begin Feb. 27 in Notre Dame, Ind.