CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Cavaliers will close the regular season on Friday (Oct. 16) as the Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams host Duke and Virginia Tech for the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational at Panorama Farms in Earlysville.

Due to health and safety considerations in addition to the current guidelines established for sports venues by the Commonwealth of Virginia, attendance at UVA home competitions is limited to family of student-athletes and each team’s coaching staff until further notice. There is no public admission to these events and all tailgating in University parking lots is prohibited.



Virginia Tech


Hoo’s Earning Honors
• Senior Rohann Asfaw (Rockville, Md.) earned his second national honor from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) after leading the Cavaliers to victory at the Wolfpack Invite
• Asfaw captured the top time at the meet to win his second consecutive race of the season
• He is the third NCAA Division I male cross country runner to win the national honor twice in one season within the last five years and fourth to do so since the founding of the award in 2013
• He joins Texas Tech’s Kennedy Kithuka (2013), Florida A&M’s Elias Chesire (2013), Syracuse’s Justyn Knight (2016) and Iowa State’s Edwin Kurgat (2019) as two-time honorees
• In addition to his national honor, Asfaw and freshman Wes Porter (Kansas City, Mo.) received their second weekly nod from the ACC
• Asfaw was named the ACC Runner of the Week, while Porter earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors

The Meet
• The Cavaliers return home for their final regular-season race as the team hosts the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Virginia has hosted the meet every season since 2009 with the exception of the 2018 season when the race was cancelled due to inclement weather
• Virginia has won the women’s competition five times, while the men have won six times
• This will be the second time this season Virginia will face the Blue Devil men after both teams competed at the Wolfpack Invite
• Virginia and Virginia Tech will face each other on the course for the first time this season

Last Time Out
• The Cavalier men won their second consecutive meet, topping the Wolfpack Invite against NC State, Duke and North Carolina
• Asfaw ran a career-best time of 23:32.5 to win the race, his second individual title of the season
• All five of Virginia’s scoring runners in the men’s race completed the 8k course with a career-best time
• Seniors Kiera Bothwell (Springfield, Va.) and Hannah Moran (Salem, Va.) led the women’s team with a fifth and sixth-place finish, respectively
• The Cavalier women finished third against NC State and North Carolina



1. 17:01.4 Sasha Neglia, North Carolina 9/25/2020 1. 19:48.9 Elly Henes, NC State 11/15/2019
2. 17:01.7 Katie Thronson, Tennessee 9/14/2019 2. 19:55.0 Gabrielle Jennings, Furman 11/15/2019
3. 17:03.3 Morgan Ilse, North Carolina 9/14/2019 3. 20:02.5 Savannah Carnahan, Furman 11/15/2019
4. 17:09.2 Paige Hofstad, North Carolina 9/14/2019 4 20:02.6 Kelsey Chmiel, NC State 11/15/2019
5. 17:20.2 Hannah Moran, Virginia 9/25/2020 5. 20:08.1 Hannah Steelman, Wofford 11/15/2019
6. 17:22.3 Mady Clahane, North Carolina 9/25/2020 6. 20:12.5 Julia Zachgo, NC State 11/15/2019
7. 17:21.5 Sydney Seymour, Tennessee 9/14/2019 7. 20:14.5 Sara Freix, Virginia Tech 11/15/2019
8. 17:24.6 Megan Murray, Tennessee 9/14/2019     20:14.5 Jessica Pascoe, Florida 9/27/2019
9. 17:26.2 Gabriella Karas, Virginia 9/25/2020 9. 20:18.8 Ivine Chamutai, Louisville 11/15/2019
10. 17:28.0 Kelsey Harrington, North Carolina 9/25/2020 10. 20:20.8 Paige Hofstad, North Carolina 11/15/2019
MEN’S COLLEGE – 8000m  MEN’S COLLEGE – 10000m 
1. 23:58.7 Morgan Beadlescomb, MSU 9/27/2019 1.  29:20.7 Peter Seufer, Virginia Tech 11/15/2019
2. 24:03.1 Rohann Asfaw, Virginia 9/25/2020 2. 29:24.4 Athanas Kioko, Campbell 11/15/2019
3. 24:08.1 JP Trojan, William & Mary 9/27/2019 3. 29:28.7 Ryan Adams, Furman 11/15/2019
4. 24:09.2 Felix Kandie, Liberty 9/27/2019 4. 29:37.7 Amon Kemboi, Campbell 11/15/2019
5. 24:11.2 Jack Tiernan, Wake Forest 9/25/2020 5. 29:47.5 Adriaan Wildschutt, Coastal Carolina 11/15/2019
6. 24:13.5 Carter Coughlin, Wake Forest 9/25/2020 6. 29.50.3 Ian Shanklin, NC State 11/15/2019
7. 24:14.2 Ari Klau, Virginia 9/27/2019 7. 29:51.2 Nadeel Wildschutt, Coastal Carolina 11/15/2019
8. 24:15.4 Spencer Dodds, Virginia 9/27/2019 8. 29:58.3 Ezekiel Kibichii, Eastern Kentucky 11/15/2019
     24:15.4 Wes Porter, Virginia 9/25/2020 9. 30:06.9 Fitsum Seyoum, Virginia Tech 11/15/2019
10. 24:16.6 El Hocine Bouchrak, High Point 9/27/2019 10. 30:12.6 Alex Cornwell, Charlotte 11/15/2019



The Virginia Invite

At Panorama Farms, Earlysville, Va.