RALEIGH, N.C. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams closed out competition at NC State’s Raleigh Relays where Jada Seaman capped an impressive outing with strong performances in the long jump and 200m, and Wes Porter continued his hot start to the outdoor campaign.

After placing second overall in the 100m on Friday, Seaman started the final day of competition with a win in the long jump as she reached a mark of 6.09m (19’9”). Zoe Rice followed in eighth-place with her mark of 5.68m (18’7.75”).

Seaman didn’t stop there. She placed third in her 200m heat posting the eighth-best time of the day at 24.34. On the men’s side of the event, Jordan Willis’ wind-aided time of 21.27 was the seventh-best of the day. Jay Pendarvis placed third in his heat clocking a time of 21.63.

Keara Seasholtz led the Cavalier women in the 800m with her time of 2.08.92. Alahna Sabbakhan placed second in her heat at 2:09.11 while Sydney Coppolino clocked 2:09.68.

Wes Porter continued his impressive start to the outdoor season with his performance in the men’s 800m. The sophomore topped his heat and posted the seventh-best time of the day at 1:51.72. Liam Bellamy clocked a time of 1:52.42.

The performances cap off a strong overall meet for the Cavaliers. Virginia saw impressive times from their men in the 1500m when Porter (3:39.73), Conor Murphy (3:41.49), Yasin Sado (3:43.29), Ka’eo Kruse (3:43.86) and Nathan Mountain (3:40.90) all recorded personal bests. The Virginia women also shined in the event when Mia Barnett and Margot Appleton each turned in performances that rank in the top-10 in UVA history while Helena Lindsay recorded a personal-best time in the 3000m steeplechase.


The Cavaliers will travel to Williamsburg, Va. to compete in the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary from Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2.