CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to open the 2022 outdoor season with the comforts of home when the Cavaliers host the Virginia Open at Lannigan field on Saturday (March 19).

Virginia enters the outdoor season after an indoor campaign that featured two individual ACC indoor champions, and five USTFCCCA All-American selections for the Hoos. After a strong showing indoors, the Cavaliers will look to carry their momentum into the outdoor season.

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

Meet: Virginia Open
Date: Saturday, March 19
Location: Charlottesville, Va. (Lannigan Field)
Start Time: 2 p.m.


Senior jumper Owayne Owens comes off another stellar indoor campaign. Owens ranked amongst the top-five triple jumpers for the entire indoor season and set a personal best mark at 16.60m (54’5.5”). At the ACC Indoor Championships, he captured his second-consecutive indoor triple jump title. Owens earned first team All-American honors with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Freshman-phenom Mia Barnett turned in a historic indoor season for the Wahoos. Barnett set a Virginia freshman-record with her first collegiate attempt at the mile run. She also helped set Virginia record in the distance medley relay at the ACC Championships where the Hoos took home the silver medal. Barnett continued the historic run at the NCAA Indoor Championships where she broke a 40-year-old Virginia record in the mile (4:33.54) and earned first-team All-American honors in the DMR.

Jada Seaman finished her season with first team All-ACC and All-American honors. She took home the bronze in the 200m at the ACC Championships where she competed in a total of four events. She went on to help the Hoos to a seventh-place finish in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Alahna Sabbakhan earned second team All-ACC honors when she set the Virginia record in the 800m (2:05.74) at the ACC Indoor Championships. Her contribution to the Cavaliers’ performance in the DMR ensured first team All-American honors as well.

Maria Deaviz carries momentum of her own into the outdoor season. In her last appearance at the ACC Indoor Championships, Deaviz set a Virginia indoor-record in the shot put (16.75m / 54’11.5”) and took home the gold medal for Virginia.


Virginia will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina to participate in the Raleigh Relays hosted by NC State beginning Thursday, March 24.