WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams capped off an incredible weekend for their throwers and vaulters on Saturday. Three Wahoos won their events and the Cavalier women secured 80 overall points to win the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary at Walter J. Zable Stadium.
Claudio Romero kicked off the day with a victory in the discus throw. His throw soared to a mark of 63.03m (206’9) setting a facility record in the event and improving on his ACC-leading mark. Jacob Lemmon placed third in the event with a mark of 56.25m (184’6”).
Maria Deaviz carried on the hot start for the Cavaliers as she recorded a mark of 17.01m (55’9.75”) and set a facility record while improving on her ACC-leading mark. Janae Profit and Kaiya Saunders finished third and fifth in the event respectively.
The women’s throwers closed out their inspiring day with a strong showing in the discus as six Cavaliers finished in the top-seven in the event. Ashley Anumba won the discus setting a facility record with her mark of 52.10m (170’11”). Maria Deaviz, Thelma Kristjansdottir, and Sadey Rodriguez rounded out the top-four positions while Janae Profit and Kaiya Saunders finished sixth and seventh.
The Virginia women scored 80 total points with a team of just throwers and vaulters in Williamsburg. The Cavaliers took 60 points from the throwing events and 20 points from the pole vault.
FROM DIRECTOR OF TRACK & FIELD VIN LANANNA:
“Overall, we saw a lot of great performances this weekend. Our throwers and women’s vaulters have continued the fantastic start they have had to the season, and we will look to continue that progress across the board leading into the Duke Invitational next week”
Virginia will travel to Durham, N.C. to compete in the Duke Invitational from Thursday (April 7) through Saturday (April 9).