CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The opening day of the Virginia Challenge featured the men’s and women’s hammer throw competitions where the Cavaliers battled two competitive fields at Lannigan Field on Thursday night.
Jacob Lemmon and Evangelos Fradelakis led things off for the Cavaliers in the hammer throw as each turned in strong showings. Lemmon threw a season-best mark at 62.59m (205’4”) placing sixth overall while Fradelakis reached 60.81m (199’6”).
On the women’s side Jada Marsh broke into Virginia’s all-time performance list in the hammer throw. The freshman’s best mark of the day reached 55.05m (180’7”) and ranks fifth in Virginia history.
FROM DIRECTOR OF TRACK & FIELD VIN LANANNA:
“It was a great way for us to start the Virginia Challenge. I am very pleased with two 60-meter throws today as well as an excellent showing from Jada Marsh. We are looking forward to two more great days at Lannigan Field.”
The Virginia Challenge will continue at 9 a.m. tomorrow (April 22) at Lannigan Field beginning with the women’s javelin and the men’s 10k.