AUSTIN, Texas – Alix Still of the Virginia women’s track and field program closed out competition in the heptathlon at the 95th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Thursday (March 30) at Mike A. Myers Stadium. After an impressive indoor season that saw Still set both a Virginia record and a Scottish national record in the pentathlon, she opened her outdoor campaign in the heptathlon with a personal-best performance in the event.
Still began the day in the heptathlon in 10th place with a total of 3,269 points after bookending her opening day with a pair of personal-best performances, first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.75) and then in the 200 meters (25.05).
Beginning the day in the long jump, Still leaped to a mark of 5.86 meters (19’2.75”) before turning in another personal-best performance in the javelin throw as she posted a mark of 35.03 meters (144’11”) to pick up 572 points. With a strong performance in the final event of the day, Still turned 800 meters in 2:18.56 to put her final score at 5,491 to place eighth in the event. The mark stands as a personal-best for Still and ranks second all-time at Virginia, just 21 points from the long-standing UVA record (5,512) set by Rebecca Grube in 1994.
A personal-best total for Still in the heptathlon 🔥
She turns 800 meters in 2:18.56 to put her final score at 5,491 – the second-highest total in Virginia history.
Her mark is just 21 points off the Virginia record 📈#GoHoos⚔️ pic.twitter.com/D6JnQF3o9B
— Virginia Track & Field and Cross Country (@UVATFCC) March 30, 2023
Sam Romano made her collegiate outdoor debut in the pole vault clearing a mark of 3.85 meters (12’7.5”).
Remaining Event Schedule at Texas Relays:
Four Cavaliers are set to compete in the remaining days at the Texas Relays including Jada Seaman, Owayne Owens, Ethan Dabbs and Ashley Anumba. Their competition schedules are listed as follows:
Friday (March 31)
Jada Seaman – Long Jump
Start: 11 a.m. ET
Owayne Owens – Triple Jump
Start: 4 p.m. ET
Ethan Dabbs – Javelin
Start 7 p.m. ET
Saturday (April 1)
Ashley Anumba – Discus
Start: 2 p.m. ET