CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The UVA men’s and women’s track and field program will host its second home meet of the season this weekend when the Virginia Invitational takes place at Lannigan Field. Competition is scheduled for April 2-3. Events get underway at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Participating teams include Albany, Duke, Georgetown, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. The Cavalier women’s team enters the meet ranked No. 7 nationally by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) while the UVA men are ranked No. 20.
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).
Due to health and safety considerations, in addition to the current guidelines for sports venues set by the Commonwealth of Virginia, attendance for UVA home meets is limited to the family of student-athletes and coaching staff until further notice.
Hoos in the National Rankings
2. Claudio Romero – Fr., Discus, 61.50m (201’ 9”)
4. Owayne Owens – So., Triple Jump, 16.29m (53’ 5.5”)
13. Jordan Willis – Jr., 400m, 46:10
14. Brandon Outlaw – Jr., 400m, 46.35
15. Wes Porter – Fr., 1500m, 3:45.58
16. Jacob Lemmon – Fr., Discus, 56.68m (185’ 11”)
16. Jacob Lemmon – Fr., Hammer, 66.15m (217’ 0”)
1. Michaela Meyer – Sr., 800m, 2:02.20
6. Maria Deaviz – Fr., Shot Put, 17.18m (56’ 4.5”)
7. Andrenette Knight – Sr., 400mH, 58:02
8. Halle Hazzard – Jr., 100m, 11.33
9. Michaela Meyer – Sr., 1500m, 4:20.30
12. Hannah Moran – Jr., 10k, 34:30.32
15. Khyasia Caldwell – So., Long Jump, 6.26m (20’ 6.5”)
16. Kiera Bothwell – Jr., 3000 Steeplechase, 10:22.28
18. Keara Seasholtz – Fr., 800m, 2:07.59
Last Time Out … Raleigh Relay Highlights
• Grad student Michaela Meyer won the 800m with a time of 2:02.20, breaking the 36-year-old Virginia school record while also setting meet and facility records. Her time exceeded the qualifying standard (2:02.50) for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
• Freshman Maria Deaviz set the UVA freshman record with a put of 17.18m (56′ 4.5″) on her second attempt of the day that held up to win the competition. That was more than three feet past her winning mark at last week’s UVA Opener and a foot more than the previous UVA record. Deaviz’s performance ranks as the best in the nation this season.
• Cavalier senior pole vaulter Sam Young (Lewes, Del.) also picked up his second win on the season. He cleared a personal-best height of 5.25m (17’ 2.75”) and moved up to second place on UVA’s all-time performance list.
• The Cavalier women’s 4×100 relay team of Kayla Bonnick, Halle Hazzard, Jada Seaman and Anna Jefferson finished second in that event with a UVA all-time best performance of 44.55.
• Freshman Wes Porter’s time in the 1,500m (3:45.58) ranks as the third-best on UVA’s all-time freshman performance list.
• Freshman Kayla Bonnick ran a UVA freshman record time of 11.60 in the prelims of the 100m dash.
• Owayne Owens won the triple jump with a leap (16.29m / 53’ 5.5”) that placed him third on UVA’s all-time performance list.
• Freshmen Claudio Romero and Jacob Lemmon captured the top two spots during the men’s discus competition. Romero’s best throw of 61.50m (201’ 90”) proved to be a UVA freshman record and stands as the third-best on the Cavaliers’ all-time performance chart. Lemmon’s second-place throw was 56.31m (184’ 9”).
• UVA swept the 400 meters when Jordan Willis improved on personal best time with a clocking of 46.10 (fourth on the UVA performance list) and Brandon Outlaw used his second-place finish (46.35) to record the fifth-best performance by a Cavalier for the distance.
• In the men’s 200 meters, Jordan Willis took over fourth place on the UVA all-time performance list with a time of 21.16. That was the best mark by a Cavalier in that event in 13 years.
• In his season outdoor debut, Brenton Foster won the high jump with a best clearance of 2.08 meters (6’ 9.75”).
• Virginia swept the top two spots in the women’s long jump when Caldwell won with a mark of 6.08m (19’ 11.5”) while Seaman was second at 6.02m (19’ 8”).
• Andrenette Knight won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.02. She returned to the track to finish fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.56 that ranks fourth on UVA’s all-time performance list.