CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Blacksburg, Va., to compete at the Hokie Invitational at the Rector Field House on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 22-23). The meet will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with the multi events opening competition on both days.
Admission to the Hokie Invitational is closed to the public including family members.
How to Follow
A link to live results will be available at VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout the competition will also be provided on the team’s official Twitter account (@UVATFCC).
• The Cavaliers will compete in their second meet of the season and second consecutive competition at the Rector Field.
• Virginia will face ACC foes Clemson, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest and host Virginia Tech as well as SEC competitor Tennessee.
• UVA will send 39 athletes to compete at this weekend’s meet with 22 women and 17 men traveling to Blacksburg.
In the Rankings
• Virginia recorded three marks that rank in the top-five nationally for the 2020-21 indoor track and field season at the Virginia Tech Invitational.
• Junior Owayne Owens (Montego Bay, Jamaica) opened the season with a career-best triple jump mark of 16.35m (53-7.75). During the series, he cleared 16 meters three times and recorded two of the top three jumps by an NCAA athlete this season.
• Despite running uncontested at the meet, the men’s distance medley relay team of graduate student Randy Neish (Glastonbury, Conn.), senior Brandon Outlaw (Moorestown, N.J.), freshman Conor Murphy (Providence, R.I.) and freshman Wes Porter (Kansas City, Mo.) turned in an NCAA leading time of 9:48.73.
• Senior Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) recorded a time of 7.31 in the finals of the 60m dash to rank fourth in the NCAA.
Last Time Out
• Virginia opened the indoor season at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 15-16) as the Cavaliers competed against Duke, High Point, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Syracuse and Virginia Tech.
• It was the first collegiate indoor competition for 14 Cavaliers as Virginia sent a total of 36 athletes to the season opener.
• UVA won 10 events at the competition and captured three performances that rank in the top-five nationally.
• Owens was named the ACC Co-Field Performer of the Week for his NCAA leading triple jump mark. He was one of two NCAA athletes to clear 16 meters in the event and the only collegiate jumper to do so more than once.
• Hazzard topped the 60m dash, running a time of 7.31 in the finals of the event. In addition to winning the competition by two-tenths of a second, she also recorded the fourth-fastest time nationally.
• Virginia had a total of 10 performances that ranked in the top-10 all-time in program history, including junior Kane Aldrich (Naples, Fla.) tying his career-best performance in the pole vault and Owens bettering his third-ranked triple jump mark.