CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams are back in action over the weekend as the Cavaliers travel to Blacksburg, Va. for the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite meet (Feb. 3-4) and send four runners to the Camel City Invitational in at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C on (Feb. 4).

How to Follow
The Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet will not be streamed while a live webcast of the JDL Camel City Invitational is available with a subscription to RunnerSpace +PLUS. Fans can follow the action through a live results link posted to Live updates will also be posted to the team’s official Twitter account (@UVAtfcc).

Camel City Invitational Competitors:
Margot Appleton, 3000 meters, 2 p.m.
Yasin Sado, 3000 meters, 2:15 p.m.
Esther Seeland, 800 meters, 2:30 p.m.
Nate Mountain, Mile, 3:15 p.m.

Individuals in the Top-20
Three individuals currently rank in the nation’s top 20 in their respective events while a pair of Virginia relay teams rank in the top 10.

No. 1 – Men’s DMR (Martin, Sherman, Murphy, Sado), 9:27.80
No. 6 – Conor Murphy, 800 meters, 1:47.41
No. 10 – Alix Still, Pentathlon, 4,083 points
No. 12 – Women’s DMR (Seeland, Seaman, Sabbakhan, Appleton), 11:05.66
No. 17 – Esther Seeland, 800 meters, 2:05.38

*Top-16 individuals (12 relays) qualify for NCAA Indoor Championships

Last Time Out
Conor Murphy highlighted Virginia’s competition at the Penn State National Invitational last weekend (Jan. 27-28). Murphy opened the weekend by winning the 800 meters posting a personal-best time of 1:47.41. The time ranks sixth in the nation this season and third all-time at UVA. Murphy was also a part of the men’s distance medley relay team that posted a nation-leading time of 9:27.80 which also stands as a school record.

Esther Seeland set a school record in the 800 meters in her Cavalier debut in the event. Seeland clocked a time of 2:05.38 before helping the Virginia DMR team to a fourth-place finish with a time of 11:05.66.

James Donahue turned in an impressive performance in the men’s mile as the Massachusetts native placed third in the event clocking a time of 4:01.97 to set a Virginia freshman record.

Jada Seaman and Carly Tarentino each took home wins in the jumps as Jada won her first long jump competition of the season with a mark of 6.10 meters (20’0.25”). Tarentino won the high jump tying a personal-best of 1.70 meters (5’7”).

On the Horizon
The Cavalier men and women will be back in action next weekend as Virginia competes at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational, David Hemery Valentine Invitational and Tiger Paw Invitational on Friday (Feb. 10) and Saturday (Feb. 11).