CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete at the 2021 ACC Outdoor Championships at NC State’s Paul Derr Track Facility in Raleigh, N.C. from May 13-15. A total of 30 men and 29 women will represent UVA at the competition.
Four Cavaliers enter the competition as reigning ACC Champions from the 2019 competition. That list includes: Anna Jefferson (W 400m), Andrenette Knight (W 400mH), Ethan Dabbs (M Javelin) and Brenton Foster (M High Jump).
The Virginia women’s program won the first five ACC titles (1983-87) in league history and been the runners-up on five other occasions. The Cavalier men shared the conference crown in 2009 and have finished second five times.
Prelims are set for early Thursday evening in several running events, followed by the women’s 10,000-meter final at 8:10 p.m. and the men’s 10,000m at 8:50.
How to Follow
No spectators will be admitted to this year’s ACC Championships due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions
ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) will livestream coverage from 2 p.m. through 9 p.m. all three days. ESPN announcer Shawn Kenney and analyst Larry Rawson will call the action starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday at 5 p.m. through 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.
Live results are online at FlashResults.com
Last Time at the ACCs
The last time the Cavaliers competed in the ACC Championships was 2019 due to the cancellation of the event in 2020 because of the pandemic. That year the Virginia men placed second with 117 points while the Cavalier women were third with 84 points.
The UVA men had five individual champions. Jordan Scott, the field performer of the meet, won both the long jump and triple jump events. Ethan Dabbs took first place in the javelin while Hilmar Jonsson and Pobo Efekoro stood out in the throws with titles in the hammer and shot put, respectively. Brenton Foster captured the high jump crown.
On the women’s side, Bridget Guy repeated as champion in the pole vault while Anna Jefferson took first in the 400 meters and Andrenette Knight won the 400-meter hurdles.
Hoos in the Top-25 of the National/World Rankings
2. Claudio Romero – Fr., Discus, 64.39m (211’ 3”) – 32nd in World Rankings
5. Owayne Owens – So., Triple Jump, 16.45m (53’11.75”) – T24th in World Rankings
7. Brenton Foster, Sr., High Jump, 2.24m (7’ 4.25”) – 27th in World Rankings
13. Jacob Lemmon – Fr., Discus, 58.54m (192’ 1”)
21. Derek Johnson – So., 3000-meter Steeplechase (8:46.00)
3. Andrenette Knight – Sr., 400mH, 56:54 – 25th in World Rankings
5. Michaela Meyer – Sr., 1500m, 4:11.62
8. Michaela Meyer – Sr., 800m, 2:01.82 – 36th in World Rankings
13. Khyasia Caldwell – So., Triple Jump, 13.33m (43’ 9”)
15. Maria Deaviz – Fr., Shot Put, 17.18m (56’ 4.5”)
UVA competitors have toppled several school records this season. Here’s a look:
800 meters – Michaela Meyer (2:01.82)
1500 meters – Michaela Meyer (4:11.62)
400 meter hurdles – Andrenette Knight (56.54)
4×100 relay – Kayla Bonnick, Halle Hazzard, Jada Seaman, Anna Jefferson (44.55)
Shot put – Maria Deaviz (17.18m / 56’ 4.5”)
High jump – Brenton Foster (2.24m / 7’ 4.25”)
Discus throw – Claudio Romero (64.39m / 211’ 3”)
Here is a list of UVA student-athlete who have captured ACC Championships (indoors & outdoors) during their collegiate careers:
Anna Jefferson (1): 400m (Outdoor 2019)
Andrenette Knight (1): 400mH (Outdoor 2019)
Jada Seaman (2): Long Jump (Indoor 2020), Long Jump (Indoor 2021)
Ethan Dabbs (1): Javelin (Outdoor 2019)
Brenton Foster (1): High Jump (Outdoor 2019), High Jump (Indoor 2020)
Owayne Owens (1): Triple Jump (Indoor 2021)
Sam Young (1): Pole Vault (Indoor 2020)