CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia graduate student Michaela Meyer broke her own school record in the 800-meters to highlight the Virginia Grand Prix meet at Lannigan Field. Meyer ran a time of 2:01.82 that set a facility record in addition to bettering her school mark. That ranks as the eighth best time in the nation this season.
UVA had several other competitors win events during the team’s final meet of the regular season.
The Cavaliers took the top four spots in the women’s long jump. Senior Khyasia Caldwell won the with a leap of 6.23 meter (20’ 5.25”) which matcher her career-best effort. Jada Seaman was second at 5.99 meters (19’ 8”), Zoe Rice was third with a personal best leap of 5.97 meters (19’ 7”) and Mia Abulencia was fourth (5.85m / 19’ 2.5”).
Andrenette Knight clocked a personal-best time of 13.37 to win the 100-meter hurdles. That time moved her up to third place on UVA’s all-time performance list.
Rebecca Hawkins finished first in the women’s high jump with a personal best clearance of 1.75 (5’ 8.75”) that ranks her ninth on the school all-time performance chart.
In the shot put, freshman Maria Deaviz took first place with a put of 16.89 meters (55’ 5”). It was her fourth shot-put win of the season.
Freshmen Seaman and Kayla Bonnick swept the 100-meter dash. Seaman ran a personal best time of 11.44 that bettered the school freshman record she set earlier this year while Bonnick finished with a time of 11.62. Seaman’s time ranks fourth all-time at UVA.
The meet wrapped up on a historic note when Georgetown’s Jack Salisbury (3:56.22) and Parker Stokes (3:59.89) became the first runner to break the four-minute barrier in the mile in 50-year-old Lannigan Field’s history. UVA freshmen Wes Porter and Conor Murphy just missed the mark. Porter finished fourth in 4:00.08 and Porter ran 4:00.09.
Other Notable Performances
Sophomore Derek Johnson finished second in the 3000-meter steeplechase, clocking a personal best time of 8:46.00.
Freshman Keith Frasier posted a personal-best time of 53.86 in the 400-meter hurdles to place fifth. Junior Brandon Outlaw was the top collegiate finisher in the 400-meter (46.40).
Junior Eva Mustafic posted a personal best throw of 61.99 meters (203’ 4”) to place third in the hammer throw.
In the men’s hammer throw, freshman Jacob Lemmon was second (61.20m / 200’ 9”) while senior Ty Kunzman finished third with a personal-best effort of 60.58 meters (198’ 9”).
Senior Maya Maloney placed second in the pole vault with a personal best height of 4.08 meters (13’ 4.5”) that ranks second on the UVA all-time list. Freshman Trina Barcarola placed fifth with a clearance of 3.83 meters (12’ 6.75”) that ranks fourth on the freshman record list.
Sophomore Dejon Mayo finished third in the triple jump with a personal best effort of 14.91 meters (48’ 11”).
Freshman Claudio Romero was the top collegiate finisher in the discus with a toss of 62.81 meters (206’ 1”). Former UVA standout Jordan Young won the event with a throw of 64.14 meters (210’ 5”).
Freshman Nadia Saunders was second in the triple jump with a wind assistance distance of 12.36 meters (40’ 6.75”).
Sophomore Owayne Owens and junior Ayende Watson placed second and third in the long jump. Owens top effort was 7.43 meters (24’ 4.5”) while Watson posted a personal-best mark of 7.35 meters (24’ 1.5”).
Junior Thelma Kristjánsdóttir was the runner-up in the women’s discus (52.13m / 171’ 0”) while sophomore Sadey Rodriguez was fourth with a personal-best throw of 48.46 meters (159’ 0”).
The Cavaliers head to N.C. State to compete at the 2021 ACC Championships on May 13-15.