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Alahna Sabbakhan

Middle Distance / Sprints
Position
Senior
Class
Washington D.C.
Hometown
St. John's College High School
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Alahna Sabbakhan - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

All-American
2022 Indoor: DMR (1st Team)

All-ACC
2022 Indoor:
800m (2nd Team)
2021 Indoor:
4×400 relay (2nd Team)

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2023:
4x400m
2022: 800m
2021:
800m

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Indoor 
• Opened the 2024 season with a win in the 800m at the Liberty Kickoff
• Won the 500m and the DMR at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Competed in the 800m and the 4×400 with a first in the DMR at the Penn State National Open

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Ran in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA East Preliminary meet
• Hit a personal best in the 400m at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 54.67
• Finished 2nd in the 4x400m relay at Spec Towns- Torrin Lawrence Invitational

2023 Indoor
• Doubled in the 800m and 4x400m events at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Won the Virginia Tech Challenge 800m race with a time of 2:07.67

2022 Outdoor
• Placed first in the 400m at the Virginia Open (57.24)
• Finished third in the 800 meters at the Duke Invitational (2:05.97)
• Helped Virginia to a fifth-place finish in the 4×800 meters at Penn Relays (8:31.00)
• Helped the Cavaliers to a fourth-place finish in the DMR at Penn Relays (11:04.40)
• Ran a PB 400 at the Virginia High Performance (56.79) where she placed second
• Placed seventh in the 4×400 and 15th in the 800 meters at the ACC Championships
• Qualified for the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminaries

2022 Indoor 
• Helped Virginia to a fifth-place finish in the 4x400m at the Virginia Tech Invitational (3:50.51)
• Competed in the 4x400m and the 600m at the Hokie Invitational
• Helped Virginia to a third-place finish in the DMR (11:51.64) at the Hokie Invitational
• Competed in the 800m and 4x400m at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet
• Clocked 2:08.20 in the 800m at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Helped Virginia to a fifth place finish in the DMR at the JDL DMR Invitational (11:07.12)
• Placed fourth in the 800m at the ACC Indoor Championships (2:05.74)
• Placed fourth in the 4x400m at the ACC Indoor Championships (3:41.37)
• Helped Virginia to a seventh-place finish in the DMR at the NCAA Indoor Championships

2021 Outdoor
• Qualified for NCAA East Preliminary Round where she finished 48th
• Ran PB (2:07.25) in 800m prelims at ACC Championships
• Previously ran PB in 800m (2:08.12) at Virginia Grand Prix
• Helped UVA to win in 4×400 at UVA Opener
• Ran PB 57.45 in 400m at Virginia Invitational
• Ran PB 2:08.38 in 800m at Raleigh Relays
• Named to 2021 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

2021 Indoor
• Competed in 800m and 4×400 at ACC Championships
• Posted PB in 800 (2:09.19) at ACCs that ranks No. 6 on UVA all-time list
• Member of third-place 4×400 relay team at ACCs
• Was runner-up in 800m at Virginia Tech Invitational and Hokie Invitational

2020 Outdoor 

• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor 
• Ran a career-best time in the 800m at the ACC Championships, finishing ninth in the event
• Competed with the DMR at the ACC Championships
• Ranks sixth all-time in UVA history in the 800m with a time of 2:09.57
• Finished third in the 800m at the Navy Invitational II

2019 Cross Country 
• Did not compete

Background
• Six-time USATF All-American Junior Olympics honoree and 2015 AAU All-American Junior Olympics honoree
• Three-time national champion after capturing wins at the 2015 indoor USATF championships in the 400m and 4x400m relay, and 2016 outdoor USATF championships with the 4x800m relay, in addition to being a two-time USATF regional champion in the 400m dash
• 2019 Indoor New Balance Emerging Elite Champion in the 800 meter
• Named the 2018 and 2019 WCAC Championships Female Athlete MVP
• Recorded a top-10 time nationally in the 500m at the F.I.T. Invitational, finishing first in the event with a time of 1:15
• Placed first in the 300m at the F.I.T. Invitational

Personal
• Pursuing master’s degree in Public Health
• Daughter of Camille and Rabbiah Sabbakhan
• Has a sister, Sahna