CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Mia Barnett and Nathan Mountain of the Virginia men’s and women’s track and field program have captured the 2021-22 Virginia Sports Information Directors’ University Division All-State Track Rookie of the Year Awards, VaSID announced Monday.

As a freshman out of La Crescenta, California, Barnett claimed the Track Rookie of the Year award after an outstanding indoor campaign for the Wahoos. The first year set a Virginia freshman-record in the mile on two separate occasions in the early portion of the season. She finished fourth in the mile at the ACC Championships where she also ran the 1200m leg of the DMR to help Virginia win silver and set a school record in the event at 10:56.84.

Barnett would go on to set a Virginia record in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships where she led her preliminary heat for the majority of the race before finishing fifth as the only true freshman in the field. After finishing seventh in the DMR, Barnett came out of Birmingham with first team All-American honors in the DMR and second team All-American honors in the mile.

Another freshman out of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nathan Mountain burst onto the scene for Virginia to claim the Track Rookie of the Year award. Mountain ran the third-fastest mile time by a Virginia freshman in school history at the Armory in New York City as he clocked 4:03.27. Mountain would go on to claim fourth-place in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships to come away with second team All-ACC honors in his first indoor campaign.

VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.

Virginia also named a total of 16 athletes to the all-state teams between its men’s and women’s squads.

Full All-State Selections

Women’s First Team All-State Selections:

Sprints Jada Seaman, Virginia
Sprints Barbora Malikova, Virginia Tech
Sprints Malika Pride, Norfolk State
Mid-Distance Mia Barnett, Virginia
Mid-Distance Lindsay Butler, Virginia Tech
Multi Alix Still, Virginia
Distance Margot Appleton, Virginia
Distance Adelyn Ackley, Liberty
Hurdles Indya Richards, Norfolk State
Jumps Rachel Baxter, Virginia Tech
Jumps Julia Fixsen, Virginia Tech
Jumps Victoria Gorlova, Virginia Tech
Jumps Rebecca Hawkins, Virginia
Throws Rebecca Mammel, Virginia Tech
Throws Maria Deaviz, Virginia
4x400m Relay Virginia (Parenchuk, Seaman, Sabbakhan, Seasholtz)
Distance Medley Relay Virginia Tech (Bellowe, Price, Torino, Butler)


Women’s Second Team All-State Selections:

Sprints Kayla Bonnick, Virginia
Sprints Rachel Helbling, Richmond
Sprints Holly Mpassy, JMU
Mid-Distance Brooke Fazio, Richmond
Mid-Distance Hannah Ballowe, Virginia Tech
Multi Meredith Engle, Liberty
Distance Miranda Stanhope, JMU
Distance Chase Kappeler, Virginia Tech
Hurdles Layla Anderson, Virginia Tech
Jumps Dasia Mayo, VCU
Jumps Meredith Engle, Liberty
Jumps Jada Seaman, Virginia
Jumps Grace Furlong, George Mason
Jumps Hailey Huston Myles, Virginia Tech
Throws Sara Killinen, Virginia Tech
Throws Grace Artis, Liberty
4x400m Relay JMU (Mpassy, Lavershina, Eberly, Lefevre)
Distance Medley Relay Virginia (Barnett, Parenchuck, Seasholtz, Appleton)

Men’s First Team All-State Selections:

Sprints Cole Beck, Virginia Tech
Sprints Kai Cole, Norfolk State
Sprints Kennedy Harrison, Virginia Tech
Mid-Distance Anthony Seb, Virginia Tech
Mid-Distance Ally Kipchirchir, Liberty
Multi Jake Spotswood, Virginia Tech
Distance Antonio Lopez Segura, Virginia Tech
Distance Wes Porter, Virginia
Hurdles Sam McLendon, Virginia Tech
Jumps Owayne Owens, Virginia
Jumps Chauncey Chambers, Virginia Tech
Jumps Quinten Clay, Liberty
Jumps Kennedy Sauder, Liberty
Throws Jaylen Simmons, George Mason
Throws Alexios Prodanas, Virginia Tech
4x400m Relay Virginia Tech (Tillmon, Sapp, Harrison, Forrest)
Distance Medley Relay Virginia (Sado, Willis, Murphy, Porter)

Men’s Second Team All-State Selections:

Sprints Diamantae Griffin, Liberty
Sprints Kahleje Tillmon, Virginia Tech
Sprints Jordan Willis, Virginia
Mid-Distance Ryan Drew, Liberty
Mid-Distance Trent Whittaker, VMI
Multi Carson Gardner, George Mason
Distance Felix Kandie, Liberty
Distance Caleb Olson, Liberty
Hurdles Jackson Cooley, William & Mary
Jumps Aiden Clark, Virginia Tech
Jumps Xavier Shirley, George Mason
Jumps Isaac Haywood, Norfolk State
Jumps Jeremy Davis, Liberty
Throws Kyle Mitchell, Liberty
Throws Claudio Romero, Virginia
4x400m Relay Virginia (Sherman, Willis, Davis, Pendarvis)
Distance Medley Relay Virginia Tech (Flemming, Sapp, Jackson, Lopez Segura)