CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Invite on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 5-6) at Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Va. Tennessee and Iowa State will join eight ACC schools (Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Louisville and Boston College) in the nine-team field.
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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).
• After three 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 Randy Neish, Brandon Outlaw, Conor Murphy and Wes Porter are fourth in the nation with a time of 9:48.73.
• Owayne Owens opened the season with a career-best triple jump mark of 16.35m (53’7.75”), which currently ranks fourth in the NCAA.
• At the Virginia Beach Invitational, Derek Johnson’s time in 5000m (14.16.93) ranks fourth best in the nation.
• Halle Hazzard has won the 60m twice, finishing first at the Virginia Tech Invitational and Hokie Invitational. Her time of 7.31 from the Virginia Tech Invitational ranks ninth nationally.
Last Time Out – The Virginia Beach Invitational
• Owayne Owens used a series of personal-best performances to win the long jump competition with a school-record tying mark of 7.58m (24-10.5). Entering the competition with a career-best leap of 7.17m (23-6.25), Owens improved on that jump with an effort of 7.23m (23-8.75) in his second attempt. On his fifth try he erased that mark by going 7.39m (24-3). On his sixth and final attempt, he won the competition by tying the UVA record Jordan Scott set in 2019.
• Jada Seaman improved on her school record in the 200m by winning that event with a time of 23.56.
• First-year Keara Seasholtz toppled the UVA all-time mark in the 600m with a winning time of 1:31.58. That bettered a performance that had stood since 2013.
• Andrenette Knight crossed the finish line first in the 400m at 56.52.
• Brittany Jones won the shot put with a throw of 14.43m (47-4.25)
• Alix Still beat the field in the long jump with a distance of 5.73m (18-9.75), a PR.
• Conor Murphy (running in the 800m for the first time this season, placed first with a time of 1:49.91.
• The women’s 4×400 relay team of Halle Hazzard Knight, Seasholtz and Alahna Sabbakhan won with a time of 3:45.63.