RALEIGH, N.C. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams finished competition in day two of NC State’s Raleigh Relays with a number of strong showings on Friday.

Mia Barnett and Margot Appleton picked up right where they left off after an incredible indoor campaign. In the 1500m, Barnett placed sixth overall while posting the seventh-best outdoor time in UVA history of 4:16.68. Appleton followed shortly after in eighth-place with her time of 4:17.17 which ranks ninth on the Virginia all-time performance list.

Competing in the 3000m steeplechase for the first time this season, Helena Lindsay shaved nearly five seconds off her personal-best as she dropped a time of 10:20.92. Lindsay finished second in her heat and turned in the eighth-best performance in Virginia history.

In the women’s 100m, Jada Seaman placed second overall with a wind-aided time of 11.30. Kayla Bonnick clocked in at 11.78 to finish fourth in her heat.

In the women’s high jump, Bex Hawkins soared to a mark of 1.75m (5’8.75”) matching her outdoor-best while multi-athlete Alix Still reached a height of 1.65m (5’5”).

Jordan Willis placed sixth overall in the 400m with a time of 46.80 while Jay Pendarvis and Nigal Davis each placed third in their heats posting times of 48.67 and 49.77 respectively.


The final day of competition at the Raleigh Relays will kick off at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (March 26) at the Paul Derr Track and Field Facility.