DURHAM, N.C. – The Virginia pole vaulters closed out the weekend at the Duke Invitational on Saturday (April 8) as Hanne Borstlap led the way for the Cavaliers posting the second-highest clearance in Virginia history.
Borstlap impressed in her second appearance of the outdoor season. The graduate transfer placed fourth and posted a personal-best of 4.10 meters (13’5.25”) which ranks second all-time at Virginia. Borstlap trails only Bridget Guy who set the Virginia record at 4.46 meters (14’7.5”) in 2018.
Following Borstlap was Trina Barcarola who placed fifth with a clearance of 3.95 meters (12’11.5”), a season-best for the junior. Freshman Sam Romano cleared the same height in a seventh-place finish. Romano’s performance puts her at sixth all-time at UVA and third amongst Virginia freshmen.
On the men’s side, Justin Rogers made his outdoor debut with a clearance of 4.75 meters (15’7”).
Additional Duke Invitational Highlights
- Janae Profit took second place in the discus with a personal-best mark of 51.24 meters (168’1”)
- Kaiya Saunders also threw a personal-best in the discus marking 50.16 meters (164’7”)
- Jada Marsh threw a personal-best in the hammer marking 55.19 meters (181’1”)
- John Fay threw 57.80 meters (189’7”) in the men’s hammer
Spec Towns Invitational Highlights
- The Cavalier women posted the ACC’s leading time in the 4×100-meter relay as Sarah Akpan, Kayla Bonnick, Jada Pierre and Jada Seaman combined to clock 44.24 seconds
- Seaman posted 23.51 in the 200 meters while Sarah Akpan ran 23.57 – the second-fastest among UVA freshmen all-time
- Seaman (11.50), Bonnick (11.58) and Akpan (11.72) went 3-4-6 in the 100 meters
- Emily Alexandru (58.60) and Alex Sherman (51.36) each posted personal-bests in the 400 hurdles – Sherman’s time currently ranks third in the ACC
The Cavaliers will be back at Lannigan Field the next week to host the Virginia Grand Prix on Saturday (April 15).