CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s men’s and women’s track and field teams will return to Blacksburg for the second-straight week when the Cavaliers compete in the Hokie Invitational at Rector Field House. Events will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. Competition will resume at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Twelve schools are set to compete including Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Duke, Clemson, Wake Forest, NC State, North Carolina, Tennessee, Charlotte, UCF, and Georgetown.

The Cavaliers return 13 All-ACC athletes from last season as well as three All-Americans. The first USTFCCCA rankings are expected to be released on Jan. 24.

Admission to the meet is free. Live results will be available through a link posted to


Dates: Friday, Jan. 21 – Saturday, Jan. 22
Location: Blacksburg, Va. (Rector Field House)
Friday Start Time: 5 p.m.
Saturday Start Time: 12 p.m.


In her first competition of the season, Bex Hawkins won the high jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational last week. Her mark of 1.76m (5’9.29”) matched a personal best which ranks seventh on the UVA all-time indoor performance list.

Jada Seaman looks to continue a fast start for the Cavaliers. She placed second in both the 60m dash (7.45) and the 200m (24.58). Seaman currently sits in second place on the all-time performance lists in both events with her 60m time of 7.37, and 200m time of 23.56; both set in 2021.

Competing in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Invitational, Claudio Romero also started the season off on the right foot. He took home a third-place finish with a mark of 17.54m (57’6.5”).

Gabriella Recce started her indoor season in excellent form. At the Virginia Tech Invitational, Recce reached a new personal best mark in the pole vault. Soaring to a height of 3.90m (12’9.5”) she climbed all the way to sixth on the Virginia all-time indoor performance list.


Virginia will return to Blacksburg for another two-day affair at the VT Elite Meet on Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 5.