CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams hit the road this weekend to compete in the Raleigh Relays hosted by NC State at the Paul Derr Track and Field Facility from Thursday (March 24) through Saturday (March 26).
The Hoos will travel a total of 43 athletes to the competition. After an opening meet that featured sprints and field events, the Virginia distance runners will be on display in Raleigh following their strong indoor campaign.
Two-hour segments of each day will be streamed live on ACCNX. Live results and streaming links will be available through virginiasports.com.
Meet: Raleigh Relays
Date: Thursday (March 24) – Saturday (March 26)
Location: Raleigh, N.C. (Paul Derr Track and Field Facility)
Live Results: Flash Results Link
Thursday: 7 – 9 p.m. | ACCNX Link
Friday: 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. | ACCNX Link
Saturday: 3 – 5 p.m. | ACCNX Link
HOO TO WATCH:
After exceptional starts to their Virginia careers, freshmen Mia Barnett and Margot Appleton will make their outdoor debuts for the Wahoos. The pairing helped lift the Cavaliers to a second-place finish in the distance medley relay at the ACC Indoor Championships while breaking a school record in the event with their time of 10:56.84. They would go on to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships and earn first team All-American honors. Barnett set a Virginia indoor record in the mile run at the NCAA Indoor Championships with her time of 4:33.54.
Rohann Asfaw began his outdoor campaign with a personal-best time in the 1500m at the Virginia Open and will look to carry that momentum forward in Raleigh. Asfaw ranks amongst the top-ten on Virginia’s all-time performance list in both the 5,000m and the 10,000m.
Jada Seaman finished the indoor season with first team All-American honors as a member of the Cavaliers distance medley relay team and earned bronze in the 200m at the ACC Indoor Championships. Seaman will look to continue her success outdoors as one of Virginia’s top performers.
ON THE HORIZON:
The Hoos will continue their outdoor season at the Colonial Relays hosted by William and Mary beginning Thursday, March 31 in Williamsburg, Va.