CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to return to action at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. where the Cavaliers will look to continue the early momentum they have established this season beginning with the heptathlon on Thursday (April 7) and continuing through Saturday (April 9).
The Hoos will travel a total of 64 athletes to the Duke Invitational. The Virginia men enter the competition ranked No. 24 in the latest USTFCCCA Track & Field Rating Index and lead the 1500m in the USTFCCCA’s event squad rankings. The Cavalier women rank No. 38 overall.
Admission to the meet is free. Live results will be available through a link posted to VirginiaSports.com while portions of Friday and Saturday’s events will be streamed live on ACCNX.
Meet: Duke Invitational
Date: Thursday (April 7) – Saturday (April 9)
Location: Durham, N.C. (Morris Williams Stadium)
Live Results: Flash Results Link
Friday Stream: ACCNX Link (7 p.m. start)
Saturday Stream: ACCNX Link (12 p.m. start)
HOO TO WATCH:
The Virginia 1500m runners lead the country in the competition and will look to continue their success at the Duke Invitational. Wes Porter currently leads the country in the event with his time of 3:39.73 which he set at the Raleigh Relays. Yasin Sado ranks sixth in the ACC in the event and No. 25 in the nation with his time of 3:43.29. Ka’eo Kruse (3:43.86) and Nathan Mountain (3:43.90) rank eighth and ninth in the ACC.
The Cavalier throwers come off an impressive week in Williamsburg, Va. The ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week, Maria Deaviz won the shot put at the Colonial Relays with a mark of 17.01m (55’ 9.75”) to lead the ACC in the event and ranks No. 10 in the NCAA. Ashley Anumba’s Virginia Discus record of 56.50m (185’4”) ranks third in the ACC and No. 9 in the NCAA while Thelma Kristjansdottir ranks No. 6 in the ACC in the discus (51.51m / 169’).
Claudio Romero was named the ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Week after his performance at the Colonial Relays at William & Mary. Romero won the discus with his mark of 63.03m (206’9”) which leads the ACC and ranks No. 3 in the NCAA.
ON THE HORIZON:
The Hoos are back home to host the Virginia Challenge at Lannigan Field on Friday (April 22) and Saturday (April 23).