CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Cavalier men’s and women’s track and field teams opened competition Friday at Lannigan field with several runner-up performances during the first day of the Virginia Invitational.

In the women’s hammer throw, Eva Mustafic (Zagreb, Croatia) placed second with a best mark of 58.84 meters (193’ 0”) and Brittany Jones (Bloomfield, Conn.) was fourth (50.59m / 165’ 11”). In the men’s hammer throw, freshman Jacob Lemmon (Sanibel, Fla.) was second with a top effort of 59.66 meters (195’ 9”) while Ty Kunzman (Spencer, N.Y.) was fourth (57.70m / 189’ 4”), which was a personal best throw.

In the women’s 5000 meters, Coco Holliday ran a personal best time of 18:05.17 to place second while Swathi Samuel (Newbury Park, Calif.) was third at 18:42.31. In the men’s race, freshman Bryson Crites (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) was the runner-up at 14:35.01 while junior Harry Monroe (Alexandria, Va.) was third at 14:40.03.

The meet resumes Saturday with field events at 1 p.m. while the running competitions begin at 2 p.m.