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Hazzard sets UVA record to advance in 60-meter dash at NCAAs

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

uva track and fieldSenior Halle Hazzard (Commack, N.Y.) set the Virginia school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.23 seconds at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship to advance to Saturday’s event finals.

Hazzard finished fourth in her heat but qualified to the finals based on her time, which tied for seventh place overall. She previously set the UVA record with a time of 7.24 during the 2020 season. She entered the night’s competition ranked No. 14 nationally with a top time of 7.26 seconds this season.

“I could not be happier for Halle Hazzard,” said Vin Lananna, UVA’s director of track and field and cross country. “She is fired up for a well-deserved appearance in the finals.”

UVA sophomore Jada Seaman (Pikesville, Md.) picked up second-team All-America honors during Friday’s competition with a 12th-place finish in the long jump. Her top mark came on her first attempt when she registered a jump of 6.33m (20’9.25”).

In addition to Hazzard’s event final, Saturday will see UVA’s Owayne Owen compete in the triple jump. He enters the competition ranked No. 4 in the nation and was the ACC champion in the event this year.

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