CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will have a total of 30 competitors and two relays entered in the NCAA East Preliminary Championships. The four-day meet takes place in Jacksonville, Fla., May 24-27.
The Cavalier men will have 13 competitors entered in the competition. Their events will take place Wednesday (May 24) and Friday (May 26). Virginia’s highest-seeded competitors include: Ethan Dabbs (1st, Javelin), Nate Mountain (1st, 3000m Steeplechase), Derek Johnson (3rd, 3000m Steeplechase), Owayne Owens (4th, Triple Jump) and Conor Murphy (9th, 800m).
The Cavalier women will have 17 individuals entered in 18 events as well as both the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay teams. Their events will take place Thursday (May 25) and Saturday (May 27). Viginia’s highest-seeded competitors are: Margot Appleton (2nd, 1500m), Ashley Anumba (4th, Discus), Jordan Hardy (6th, Triple Jump), Sam Romano (9th, Pole Vault) and Esther Seeland (9th, 1500).
Additionally, Alix Still has qualified directly to the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon as the No. 22 seed thanks to her school-record performance at the Virginia Challenge with her total of 5662 points. Still will enter the long jump at the East Regional Preliminaries as the No. 42 seed.
The top 12 finishers in each event will advance to compete in the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships held on June 7-10 in Austin, Texas.
Complete List of Virginia Qualifiers
|Emily Alexandru||400 Hurdles||33||58.37|
|Carly Tarentino||High Jump||44||1.75m|
|Sam Romano||Pole Vault||9||4.28m|
|Hanne Borstlap||Pole Vault||16||4.18m|
|Trina Barcarola||Pole Vault||34||4.09m|
|Jada Seaman||Long Jump||26||6.26m|
|Alix Still||Long Jump||42||6.17m|
|Jordan Hardy||Triple Jump||6||13.41m|
|Janae Profit||Shot Put||32||15.75m|
|Alex Sherman||400 Hurdles||21||51.09|
|Nate Mountain||3000 Steeplechase||1||8:32.05|
|Derek Johnson||3000 Steeplechase||3||8:33.78|
|Yasin Sado||3000 Steeplechase||11||8:42.48|
|Owayne Owens||Triple Jump||4||16.61m|
|John Fay||Hammer Throw||33||63.72m|
|Ethan Dabbs||Javelin Throw||1||80.82m|
|Tyler Zawatski||Javelin Throw||45||64.70m|