BLACKSBURG, Va. – Reigning ACC indoor long jump champion Jada Seaman (Pikesville, Md.) led Virginia’s participants during Friday’s competition at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite meet in Blacksburg, Va. Seaman won the long jump with a season-best effort of 6.35m (20’-10”). It was her first long jump victory this season.
First-year Anzhelika Parenchuk (Barnaul, Russia) posted the fourth best performance by a UVA freshman in the 400m with finish of 56.08 to place seventh overall in that event. Her time was the best by a Cavalier in the 400m this season.
Other highlights from the first-day of the meet included Ayende Watson (Baltimore, Md.) matching his season-best in the long jump (6.89m / 22-7.25) to place seventh. He previously hit that mark during Monday’s Virginia Beach Invitational. Derek Pekar (Ventura, Calif.) cleared a season-best height of 4.5m (14-9) to place second in the unseeded section of the pole vault.
Riley Larsen (Point Pleasant, N.J.) placing fourth (3.49m / 11-5.25) in the unseeded portion of the women’s pole vault and freshman Liam Bellamy (Richmond, Va.) won his heat in the 800m with a time of 1:51.75. He was sixth overall in the event.
Saturday’s action gets underway at 11 a.m. at Rector Field House. UVA is scheduled to have competitors in nine events.