CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday (April 25) that Ethan Dabbs and Jordan Hardy have been named men’s and women’s field athletes of the week following their impressive performances at the Virginia Challenge on Friday (April 21).
Dabbs looked to be in true mid-season form competing at the Virginia Challenge. The NCAA runner-up and USATF Champion launched a season-best mark of 80.82 meters (265’2”) – a performance that bested a Lannigan Field and Virginia Challenge record which he set this time last season. The mark is the best in the ACC this season and ranks second in NCAA Division I. Dabbs shares the weekly honor with Jeremiah Davis of Florida State who also ranks second in the NCAA with a mark of 16.78 meters (55’0.75”) in the triple jump.
Jordan Hardy turned in an impressive performance to win the triple jump at the Virginia Challenge placing her name squarely among the ACC’s elite. Hardy leaped to a mark of 13.41 meters (44’0”) to join both the 13-meter and 40-foot clubs on the same day. The mark stands as the second-fastest in Virginia history. It also leads the ACC this season and ranks 10th in NCAA Division I. Hardy also placed seventh in the long jump reaching a mark of 6.05 meters (19’10.25”)
The Cavaliers will be back in action this week as the team travels to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to compete in the prestigious Penn Relays (April 27-29) before returning to Lannigan Field to host the Virginia High Performance meet on Sunday (April 30) where the program will honor its seniors.