CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia track and field program will host its first in-person episode of Track’Ville Talks on Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in the lobby of John Paul Jones Arena. The program will feature its ACC-leading mile runners as well as Virginia’s Fralin Family Head Football Coach Tony Elliott.
The show is created for running enthusiasts, Virginia Track and Field alumni and supporters of the UVA program. Track’Ville Talks features segments on current UVA athletes, the Charlottesville running community and the history of Virginia’s track and field program and its alumni.
The student athlete spotlight segment of the event will feature an interview with Virginia’s mile runners conducted by current student-athlete, Derek Johnson. Five of the Cavalier men’s milers currently rank in the top-nine of the ACC including Wes Porter who holds the top spot in not only the ACC, but the NCAA. On the women’s side, the freshman pairing of Margot Appleton and Mia Barnett, who each ran in the NCAA Indoor championships, both rank in the conference’s top-five. The Virginia men rank first in the 1500m on the USTFCCCA’s latest event squad rankings.
The program’s community corner segment will feature an interview with Virginia’s Fralin Family Head Football Coach Tony Elliott on the relationship between football and track and field.
The alumni spotlight will include an interview with professors at the university Dr. Donal Day and Dr. Mike Pace.
The event will be held in the main lobby of John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. and will be streamed to Facebook Live. To register for the event, use the following link.