CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field program will host its final home meet of the season this Saturday (May 1) when the Virginia Grand Prix takes place at Lannigan Field. The meet will be streamed live starting at 4:30 p.m. ET on ACC Network Extra. Jason Patterson and Adrian Lorenzoni will handle the announcing duties.
Competitors from 22 schools plus unattached individual athletes will take part in the competition. Field events get underway at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and the running races start at 4:30 p.m.
The Cavalier men’s program enters the meet ranked No. 18 in the nation and No. 1in the Southeast Region by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The UVA women are No. 15 nationally and No. 3 in the region.
How to Follow
Live results are available on FlashResults.com.
ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) will broadcast the meet starting at 4:30 p.m. ET until the conclusion of the meet. ACCNX is available for stream through the ESPN app or the ESPN Watch website. Access requires that your pay TV provider (cable, satellite, telco or streaming service) carries ACCN. Click here to watch.
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 UVA squad/guest only until further notice.
Hoos in the Top-25 of the National/World Rankings
- Claudio Romero – Fr., Discus, 64.39m (211’ 3”) – 15th in World Rankings
- Brenton Foster, Sr., High Jump, 2.24m (7’ 4.25”) – T10th in World Rankings
- Owayne Owens – So., Triple Jump, 16.45m (53’11.75”) – T24th in World Rankings
- Jacob Lemmon – Fr., Discus, 58.54m (192’ 1”)
- Michaela Meyer – Sr., 1500m, 4:11.62
- Andrenette Knight – Sr., 400mH, 56:54 – 17th in World Rankings
- Michaela Meyer – Sr., 800m, 2:01.97 – 25th in World Rankings
- Khyasia Caldwell – So., Triple Jump, 13.33m (43’ 9”)
- Maria Deaviz – Fr., Shot Put, 17.18m (56’ 4.5”)
- 4×100 Relay (Bonnick, Hazzard, Seaman, Jefferson) – 44.36
- Halle Hazzard – Jr., 100m, 11.33
- Halle Hazzard – Jr., 200m, 23.15
- Alix Still – So., Heptathlon, 5,371 points
Last Time Out … Virginia Challenge Highlights
- On his final attempt during the discus competition, freshman Claudio Romero unleased a throw of 64.39 meters (211’ 3”) to break the UVA school record, the UVA freshman record and set a new meet standard.
- Brenton Foster rewrote his school record in the high jump event he previously set in 2019. He cleared 2.24 meters (7’ 4.25”) to equal the Lannigan Field record and set a meet record with a height that ranked fourth best in the nation.
- Owayne Owens won the triple jump with a top mark of 16.45 meters (53’ 11.75”) the improved upon his standing in third place on the UVA all-time performance list.
- Senior Jordan Willis used a strong finish to win the 400 meters with a time of 46.23.
- Justin Dixon (10.84) and Tavares Kelly (11.04) both had personal best times in the 100 meters.
- Senior Randy Neish set a PB in the 1500 (3:44.34) as the third highest collegiate finisher in the race.
- Dixon (Tampa, Fla.), Brandon Outlaw, Conor Murphy and Keith Frasier combined for a season-best time of 3:13.48 in the 4×400 relay.
- Michaela Meyer broke the UVA record in the 1500 meters, running 4:11.62, which at time was the fastest performance in the nation.
- Meyer broke away from the pack during her final 200 meters of the 800m race to win comfortably with a school record time of 2:01.97. That time set both the meet record and Lannigan Field standard. It ranks as the third-best time in the nation.
- Andrenette Knight won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.54, equaling the previous best mark by Cavalier Ayla Smith in 2011. That time stands as the third best in the nation this season.
- Alix Still capture the heptathlon with a final score of 5371 points. That ranks fifth on the UVA all-time performance list.
- Freshman Kayla Bonnick turned in the best time in the 100-meter dash in a field of 21 competitors, winning with a time of 11.63.
- Freshman Jada Seaman had a personal best leap of 6.26 meters (20’ 6.5”) to finish second in the long jump while senior Khyasia Caldwell was third (6.23m / 20’ 5.25”).
- Caldwell was the runner-up in the triple jump with a best effort of 13.33 meters (43’ 8.75”) and classmate Zoe Rice (Ashburn, Va.) took third with a personal best leap of 12.79 meters (41’ 11.5”).
- Seaman won the 200-meters with a UVA freshman record time of 23.70 and then she combined with Kayla Bonnick, Khyasia Caldwell and Anna Jefferson to win the 4×100, clocking a time of 45.02.
- The UVA women’s 4×400 team of Anzhelika Parenchuk, Knight, Seaman and Jefferson posted a season-best time of 3:36.44 in a second-place finish. That stands as the fourth best on Virginia’s all-time performance list.
- Freshman Riley Larsen tied for third in the pole vault with a personal best height of 3.71m (12’ 2”) while teammate Trina Barcarola matched that clearance to also set a personal best.
- Parenchuk had a personal best of 55.59 in the 400 meters.
- Freshman Coco Holliday posted a personal best of 18:02.43 in the 5000m.
- Sophomore Rebecca Hawkins was second in the high jump with a mark of 1.73 meters (5’ 8”) that matched her personal best performance.
- Freshman Maria Deaviz was second in the shot put with a best mark of 16.60 meters (54’ 5.5”).
- Keara Seasholtz set a UVA freshman record in the 800m (2:06.12)