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 the Arkansas Qualifier (Fayetteville, Ark.), JDL DMR Invitational (Winston-Salem, N.C.), and the Virginia Tech Challenge (Blacksburg, Va.) on Friday (Feb. 17) and Saturday (Feb. 18).

The majority of the Cavalier squad will compete at the Virginia Tech invitational on Friday and Saturday while the team will send a pair of DMR teams to separate meets. The Cavalier men will bring their top-ranked time in the distance medley relay to compete at the Arkansas Qualifier while the Virginia women’s DMR squad will compete at the JDL DMR Invitational on Friday.

How to Follow
Fans can follow the action through a live stream and live results link posted to Updates will also be posted to the team’s official Twitter account (@UVAtfcc).

Arkansas Qualifier (Men’s DMR)
Date: Feb. 17
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Fayetteville, Ark. (Randal Tyson Indoor Track)
Live Results:
Live Stream (SEC Network +): 

JDL DMR Invitational (Women’s DMR)
Date: Feb. 17
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. (JDL Fast Track)
Live Results:

Virginia Tech Challenge
Date: Feb. 17-18
Location: Blacksburg, Va. (Rector Field House)
Live Results:

Hoos in the Rankings
As a team, the Cavalier men elevated to No. 18 in the latest USTFCCCA Track and Field Rating Index, their highest ranking of the season.

The Cavaliers also have seven individuals and two relay teams knocking on the door for qualification to the NCAA Championships with 11 marks ranking in the nation’s top-25 in each respective event:

No. 1 – Men’s DMR (Martin, Sherman, Murphy, Sado), 9:27.80
No. 3 – Owayne Owens, Triple Jump, 16.63m (54’6.75”)
No. 10 – Conor Murphy, Mile, 3:55.24
No. 22 – Conor Murphy, 800 meters, 1:47.41
No. 25 – Gary Martin, Mile, 3:56.83
No. 25 – Wes Porter, Mile, 3:56.83

No. 14 – Esther Seeland, 800 meters, 2:03.67
No. 17 – Alix Still, Pentathlon, 4083 points
No. 18 – Women’s DMR (Seeland, Seaman, Sabbakhan, Appleton), 11:05.66
No. 20 – Margot Appleton, Mile, 4:33.82
No. 20 – Margot Appleton, 3000 meters, 9:00.06#

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

On the Horizon
The championship season begins for Virginia next week as the ACC Indoor Champions are set to begin Thursday (Feb. 23) and conclude on Saturday (Feb. 25). The ACC Championships will be held in Louisville, Ky. at the Norton Healthcare Sport and Learning Center.