BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams closed the Hokie Invitational on Saturday (Jan. 23) at the Rector Field House.

Junior Rebecca Hawkins (Sidcup, London) bettered her career-best jump from the Virginia Tech Invitational by clearing 1.76m (5’9.25”). Hawkins was the only athlete to attempt the height at the meet as she finished with the top mark in the event and the seventh-best jump in program history. She cleared 1.74m (5’8.5”) the weekend prior at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

Senior Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) won her second event of the weekend, running a time of 24.04 in the 200m to finish first by five-tenths of a second. She also won the 60m dash on Friday with a time of 7.34.

Additionally, sophomore Alahna Sabbakhan (Washington D.C.) placed second in the 800m with a time of 2:10.82.

Senior Jordan Willis (Williamsburg, Va.) finished second in the men’s 200m. He recorded a time of 21.83.

Quote from Vin Lananna

“Really strong effort for the entire team,” director of track & field and cross country/associate athletics director of administration Vin Lananna said. “The UVA squad has prepared well and we look forward to making progress at each meet.”

• Junior Rebecca Hawkins (Sidcup, London) recorded a career-best jump of 1.76m (5’9.25”). The high jump mark ranks seventh in program history.
• Junior Colin Duignan (Bronxville, N.Y.) cleared 4.90m (16’0.75”) in the pole vault to record a career-best jump and tie the eighth-best performance in program history.
• Freshman Jay Pendarvis (Annandale, Va.) recorded the fifth-fastest 200m time by a UVA first-year with a time of 22.28.


The Cavaliers will head to the Virginia Beach Invitational in Virginia Beach for a one-day meet on February 1.