CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia will have six distance runners join its men’s track & field and cross country roster next fall as the Cavaliers announced the addition of Jackson Braddock (Ship Bottom, N.J.), Andrew Jones (Gainesville, Ga.), Colin Peattie (Los Gatos, Calif.), Tyler Remigino (West Hartford, Conn.), Nathan Mountain (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Justin Wachtel (Forsyth, Ga.) on Monday (Nov. 16).

“This is an exciting recruiting class for us, particularly at a time when we’ve already seen such great progress from the athletes on our current roster,” director of track & field and cross country/associate athletics director of administration Vin Lananna said. “Coming off a strong cross country season and turning our attention with great optimism towards the track seasons ahead, it’s clear this group of newcomers will have an immediate impact upon their arrival next fall. Not only is this a talented group of distance runners, but perhaps even more importantly, each of these young men has truly embraced our vision of building a championship caliber track & field and cross country program at one of the nation’s top academic institutions.”

Jackson Braddock – Ship Bottom, N.J. – Southern Regional High School
Personal Records: 3,200m (8:54) | 5k (xc) (15:07)
Athletic Achievement: Won the Group 4 state cross country title his junior year
Fun Fact: Likes to play basketball in his free time
Academic Interest: Finance
Why UVA: “I feel that UVA provides the best environment for me to thrive both academically and athletically.”
Comments from Lananna: “Jackson Braddock has emerged as one of the best distance runners in the U.S. He is just beginning to scratch the surface on the national scene. The sky is the limit for this young and talented runner.”


Andrew Jones – Gainesville, Ga. – North Hall
Personal Records:
 5k (14:58) | 3,200m (8:58)
Athletic Achievement: 
3A state champion in cross country 
Fun Fact: 
Has a scar in the shape of a Nike Swoosh on the back of his leg 
Academic Interest:
Why UVA: 
“I chose UVA because I was attracted to the great coaching, the prestigious academic reputation and the common goal of wanting to win a national championship as a team.”
Comments from Lananna:
“Andrew will join UVA as an outstanding distance runner. He will help us in building a championship team in Charlottesville.”



Colin Peattie – Los Gatos, Calif. – Bellarmine College Prep
Personal Records: 1,600m (4:09) | 3,200m (9:09)
Athletic Achievement: 
2019 Footlocker National Finalist and 2019 California State runner-up in the 1,600m run 
Fun Fact: 
Loves baking, especially chocolate chip cookies
Academic Interest: 
Why UVA: 
“Coach Lananna and the awesome combo of school, sports and fun that UVA has to offer.”
Comments From Lananna: 
“Colin will make an immediate impact as a competitive ACC middle-distance runner.”



Tyler Remigino– West Hartford, Conn. – Conard High School
Personal Records: 1,600m (4:18) | 3,200m (9:05)
Athletic Achievement: Placed 32nd at the 2019 Footlocker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional with a time of 16:20
Fun Fact: Can swim 75 yards underwater without taking a breath
Academic Interest: Business (Commerce)/ Computer Science
Why UVA: “UVA has everything I am looking for – great academics, an awesome location and top sports teams. I’m excited to run for Coach Lananna and be part of UVA XC/T&F.”
Comments from Lananna: “Tyler has a family tradition of high level track and field success and academic excellence. His potential is unlimited.”  


Nathan Mountain – Cincinnati, Ohio – St Xavier
Personal Records: 5k (14:46) | 1,600m (4:15) | 3,200m (9:07)
Athletic Achievement: Led his cross country team to the Ohio state title in 2019
Fun Fact: Has a twin brother that does not run cross country, but did race and beat Nathan in elementary school gym class
Academic Interest: Commerce
Why UVA: “
The amazing team and coaching, paired along with the academics, could not be beaten anywhere else.”
Comments from Lananna: “Nathan Mountain’s success in Ohio will translate to high end cross country and track success at UVA.”


Justin Wachtel – Forsyth, Ga.- Mary Persons High School
Personal Records: 5k (xc) (14:26) | mile (4:16) | 3,200m (8:57)
Athletic Achievement: Footlocker national qualifier and three-time state champion
Fun Fact: Has a pet bee
Academic Interest: Biology/Pre-Med
Why UVA: “UVA has the perfect balance of a winning culture in athletics while also providing prestigious academics. The XC/T&F programs have the right coaches and athletes to accomplish great things in the near future, and it is a culture I want to be a part of.”
Comments from Lananna: “Justin is one of the top distance runners in the nation. He has a proven record as a winner and we look forward to working with him next year!”