CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete at the 2020 ACC Indoor Championships at the Loftus Sports Center in Notre Dame, Ind. Multi events will open competition on Thursday (Feb. 27) at 11 a.m. Competition on Friday will begin at noon, while Saturday’s events will begin at 11 a.m.
How to Follow
Fans can watch the action on Friday and Saturday on ACCNX, through the ESPN app. Links to the stream and to live results are available at VirginiaSports.com.
• There is a point at stake this week in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash.
• The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at the 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.
• Virginia currently leads this year’s challenge, 6-3.5.
Atop the ACC
• Six Cavaliers enter the meet as the top seed in an event.
• Senior Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica) holds both the top mark in the conference and in the nation in the triple jump after capturing a jump of 17.02m (55’10.25″) at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
• Redshirt senior Sam Young (Lewes, Del.) cleared 5.32m (17’5.5″) in the pole vault at the Doc Hale Elite Meet to top the UVA record and capture the leading mark in the conference.
• Senior Brenton Foster (Townsville, Australia) cleared 2.26m (7’5″) in the high jump at the Virginia Tech Challenge, surpassing the prior UVA mark he shared with Herman Moore, to capture the conference lead in the event.
• In his first collegiate heptathlon, freshman Derek Pekar (Ventura, Calif.) recorded a score of 5,354. His score ranks atop the ACC in the event and second in school history.
• Freshman Jada Seaman (Pikesville, Md.) reached 6.22m (20’5″) at the Tiger Paw Invitational in the long jump for the top conference mark.
• In the shot put, junior Brittany Jones (Bloomfield, Conn.) captured an ACC-leading mark of 16.27m (53’4.5″) at the Navy Invitational II.
Hoo’s Topping Records
• Scott’s NCAA-leading mark in the triple jump set an ACC and UVA record. He holds the top three jumps in the NCAA as well as six of the top seven.
• Seaman set a UVA record in the 200m dash, running a time of 23.76.
• Junior Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) and senior Alexis Woodley (Chesapeake, Va.) topped their UVA records during the season. Hazzard ran a time of 7.24 in the 60m dash as Woodley captured a time of 8.31 in the 60m hurdles.
• Redshirt senior Ari Klau (West Hartford, Conn.) ran a time of 7:51.57 in the 3000m to top the UVA record set by Henry Wynne in 2016 by two seconds.
• Young’s mark in the pole vault surpassed David Sullivan’s UVA record set in 2005. Young cleared a height of 5.32m (17’5.5″) to record the new UVA standard.
• Junior Jordan Willis (Williamsburg, Va.) ran the fastest 200m in UVA history during the season, capturing a time of 21.42.
A Look Back
• Foster, Scott and Klau earned All-ACC honors at last year’s conference championship to lead the men’s team.
• Scott won the ACC title in the triple jump and finished third in the long jump to be named to the All-ACC team in both events.
• Foster placed second in the high jump to earn first-team honors.
• Klau raced to the finish line to place fourth in the 3000m run, earning second-team All-ACC.
• Hazzard and senior Anna Jefferson (Warren, Mich.) earned All-ACC honors on the women’s side.
• Hazzard was the 60m dash runner-up, while Jefferson finished fourth in the 400m dash. Hazzard won first-team honors while Jefferson was a second-team selection.