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UVA track & field opens competition at Virginia Invitational

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

uva track and fieldThe Cavalier men’s and women’s track and field teams opened competition Friday at Lannigan field with several runner-up performances during the first day of the Virginia Invitational.

In the women’s hammer throw, Eva Mustafic (Zagreb, Croatia) placed second with a best mark of 58.84 meters (193’ 0”) and Brittany Jones (Bloomfield, Conn.) was fourth (50.59m / 165’ 11”). In the men’s hammer throw, freshman Jacob Lemmon (Sanibel, Fla.) was second with a top mark of 59.66 meters (195’ 9”) while Ty Kunzman (Spencer, N.Y.) was fourth (57.70m / 189’ 4”), which was a personal best throw.

In the women’s 5000 meters, Coco Holliday ran a personal best time of 18:05.17 to place second while Swathi Samuel (Newbury Park, Calif.) was third at 18:42.31. In the men’s race, freshman Bryson Crites (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) was the runner-up at 14:35.01 while junior Harry Monroe (Alexandria, Va.) was third at 14:40.03.

The meet resumes Saturday with field events at 1 p.m. while the running competitions begin at 2 p.m.

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