CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Claudio Romero and Maria Deaviz of Virginia’s men’s and women’s track and field teams were named the ACC men’s and women’s Field Performers of the Week after their performance at the Colonial Relays the league announced Tuesday.
Romero won the discus throw at the Colonial Relays with a mark of 63.03m (206’9”) and improved upon his ACC-leading mark in the event. Romero’s mark ranks third in the NCAA and set both a meet and facility record at William & Mary’s Colonial Relays at Walter J. Zable Stadium.
Deaviz recorded a season-best mark in the shot put of 17.01m (55’9.75”) that leads the ACC and ranks 10th in the NCAA. The sophomore also set a facility and meet record at William & Mary’s Colonial Relays at Walter J. Zable Stadium. Deaviz placed second in the discus with a mark of 49.45m (163’3”) to collect 18 team points as the Cavaliers won the Colonial Relays sending a group of only throwers and pole vaulters.
The pair of Cavaliers collect Virginia’s first two weekly honors of the outdoor season. The teams will travel to Durham, N.C. to compete in the Duke Invitational from Thursday (April 7) through Saturday (April 9).