CLEMSON, S.C. & LYNCHBURG, Va. – For the second meet in a row, reigning ACC indoor long jump champion Jada Seaman (Pikesville, Md.) picked up a victory in the event as she continues to prepare to defend her crown in two weeks at the same venue. Seaman landed a mark of 6.20m (20’-4.25”) to grab first-place honors at the Tiger Paw Invitational held at the Clemson Indoor Complex. Last weekend she won the event at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite meet.
UVA junior Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.) turned in a fourth-place finish in the same competition, equaling her season-best mark of 6.09m (19’-11.75”).
The Cavaliers recorded another season best when senior Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) crossed the finish line in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.26 seconds, bettering her previous mark this year of 7.29. Hazzard fell just short of her UVA all-time record of 7.24 that she ran last season. After tying for the best time in the prelims, Hazzard was third in the event finals.
The Cavaliers also had competitors at Liberty’s Darius Dixon Memorial Invite where the UVA distance medley relay squad of Kiera Bothwell (Springfield, Va.), Keara Seasholtz (Wayne, Pa.), Claire Frazier Bolton (Mobile, Ala.) and Hannah Moran (Salem, Va.) finished first with a time of 11:40.18.
• Grad student Andrenette Knight (Morant Bay, Jamaica) improved her season-best mark in the 400m by placing eighth with a time of 55.13.
• In the men’s 400m, senior Jordan Willis (Williamsburg, Va.) shaved off more than a second on his best performance of the season, placing 11th with a time of 47.02.
• First-year Claudio Romero (Santiago, Chile) was sixth in the shot put with a best put of 17.63m (57’-10.25”).
• Sophomore Tara Zeni (Monroe Township, N.J.) had a season-best leap of 5.57m (18’-3.25”) in the long jump.
The Cavaliers split squad will be back in action Saturday at both Clemson and at Liberty’s Darius Dixon Memorial Invite. Competition starts at 11 a.m. at Clemson. The meet will be streamed on ACCNX. Viewers must have access to the ACC Network via their broadcast provider to view the stream. Viewers will need to be prepared to log in to their TV provider on ESPN’s webpage after clicking the “Watch Live” link here: Saturday Broadcast.
At Liberty, due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Saturday events will be delayed by one hour. Field events will start at noon tomorrow, followed by running events at 1 p.m.