RALEIGH, N.C. – Virginia’s men’s distance runners kicked off competition for the Cavaliers at the Raleigh Relays on Thursday evening as Wes Porter highlighted day one with a win in the 1500m.

Running in the final heat of the 1500m, Wes Porter posted a personal-best time of 3:39.73 to top a field of over 200 participants. The time ranks second on the Virginia all-time performance list moving Porter up six spots on the list. Conor Murphy dropped a personal-best time of 3:41.49 which ranks ninth on the all-time performance list.

Yasin Sado (3:43.29), Ka’eo Kruse (3:43.86) and Nathan Mountain (3:43.90) went 1-2-3 in their 1500m heat as each athlete recorded their personal-best time in the event.

Rohann Asfaw competed in the 5000m for the first time in the young season and placed 14th in a field of over 200 runners with his time of 13:51.23.


“The meet management at NC State did a great job organizing the event and the Virginia distance guys capitalized on the opportunity. When we put our entire team together we should be pretty good. I am excited for our women distance runners, our jumpers, and sprinters tomorrow.”


Day two of the Raleigh Relays is set to begin Friday (March 25) at 9:30 a.m.