CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams are back in action as a group of Cavalier sprinters will travel to Athens, Georgia to compete at the Spec Towns Invitational on Thursday (April 6) and Friday (April 7). Additionally, a group of throwers, jumpers and pole vaulters travel to Durham, N.C. to compete at the Duke Invitational from Thursday (April 6) through Saturday (April 8).

How To Follow
The Duke Invitational will be streamed on ACC Network Extra while the Spec Towns Invitational will be streamed on SEC Network+. ACC Network Extra and SEC Network+ are both available through the ESPN app and at with participating providers. Live Results for both meets will also be available using links posted to Fans can also follow the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAtfcc) for live updates.

Hoos in the Rankings
The latest USTFCCCA Track & Field Ranking Index for the 2023 outdoor season were released on Monday (April 2) as both Cavalier teams found themselves ranked in the nation’s top 15. The Virginia men checked in at No. 9 while the Cavalier women rank No. 13. Additionally, 12 individuals and one relay rank in the top 25 nationally.


  1. Conor Murphy, 1500 meters, 3:39.75
  2. Owayne Owens, Triple Jump, 16.53m (54’2.75”)
  3. Gary Martin, 1500 meters, 3:40.08
  4. Ethan Dabbs, Javelin, 74.87m (245’8”)
  5. Yasin Sado, 1500 meters, 3:40.67
  6. Wes Porter, 1500 meters, 3:41.57


  1. Margot Appleton, 1500 meters, 4:08.96
  2. Ashley Anumba, Discus, 59.37m (194’9”)
  3. Esther Seeland, 1500 meters, 4:12.55
  4. Alix Still, Heptathlon, 5491 points
  5. Sarah Akpan, 100 meters, 11.34
  6. Kayla Bonnick, 100 meters, 11.36
  7. Women’s 4×100 meters, 44.49

Up Next:
The Virginia men and women will be back at home next weekend as the Cavaliers are set to host the Virginia Grand Prix on Saturday, April 15 at Lannigan Field.