CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete at the Virginia Beach Invitational on Monday (Feb. 1) at the Virginia Beach Sports Center. The Cavaliers will compete against athletes from NC State, North Carolina and Norfolk State as competition begins at 10 a.m. for the one-day event.
Admission to the Virginia Beach 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).
In the Rankings
• Virginia enters the weekend with its men’s team ranked 18th in the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll of the indoor season.
• The Cavaliers are one of three ACC teams ranked in the men’s poll, joining No. 7 Florida State and No. 21 Virginia Tech.
• The Cavaliers will send 21 women and 22 men to the one-day competition.
• Virginia will compete against athletes from North Carolina for the third time this season and athletes from NC State for the second time this season.
• It’s the first competition between UVA and Norfolk St. for the 2021 indoor season.
Hoos Leading the NCAA
• After two weeks of competition, Virginia has four performances that rank in the top-10 nationally for this season.
• 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.) leads the nation with a time of 9:48.73.
• Junior Owayne Owens (Montego Bay, Jamaica) opened the season with a career-best triple jump mark of 16.35m (53’7.75”), placing him second in the NCAA. Owens is one of three athletes to clear 16 meters so far this season and one of two to do so on more than one jump.
• Junior Alix Still (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) recorded a career-best score of 3,781 in the pentathlon at the Hokie Invitational after capturing career-best marks in three of five events. She ranks sixth in the NCAA.
• Senior Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) has gone undefeated in the 60m winning the prelims and finals at both the Virginia Tech Invitational and Hokie Invitational. Her time of 7.31 from the Virginia Tech Invitational ranks eighth nationally.
• Virginia concluded its second meet of the season and second consecutive meet at the Rector Field House in Blacksburg Jan. 22-23.
• Hazzard, junior Rebecca Hawkins (Sidcup, London) and sophomore Maya Maloney (Boise, Idaho) led the women’s team as the three Cavaliers won events over the weekend.
• Hazzard swept the 60m and 200m at the meet, finishing with a time of 7.34 and 24.04, respectively.
• Hawkins bested her career-best jump from the Virginia Tech Invitational with a height of 1.76m (5’9.25”), the seventh-best jump in program history. She was the only athlete to attempt the height at the meet.
• Maloney won the unseeded pole vault by eight inches as she cleared 3.90m (12’9.5”).
• Junior Derek Johnson (Leesburg, Va.) led the men’s team with the fastest time in the 3000m, winning the event by over a second and a half with a time of 8:17.17.