Cavaliers Set for NCAA East Preliminaries

Cavaliers Set for NCAA East Preliminaries

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to send 29 individual athletes (12 men, 17 women) and two relay squads to the NCAA East Preliminary qualifier hosted by North Florida. The top 12 finishers in each event will advance to the NCAA Championships. The men’s events will take place on Wednesday (May 24) and Friday (May 26) while the women’s competition will be held on Thursday (May 25) and Saturday May 26).

How To Follow
Live coverage of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s East Preliminary Round will be streamed live each day via ESPN+. Links to the ESPN+ live stream, live stats and the overall meet schedule are available at Updates will also be posted to the team’s official Twitter account (@UVAtfcc).

Hoos in the Nation’s Top-25

2. Ethan Dabbs – Sr., Javelin, 80.82m (265’2”)
5. Owayne Owens – Sr., Triple Jump, 16.61m (54’6’)
6. Nate Mountain – So., 3000 SC, 8:32.05
8. Derek Johnson – Gr., 3000 SC, 8:33.82
20. Conor Murphy – Jr., 800 meters, 1:47.27
24. Yasin Sado – Jr., 3000 SC, 8:42.48

3. Margot Appleton – So., 1500, 4:08.96
7. Ashley Anumba – Gr., Discus, 59.37m (194’9”)
13. Margot Appleton – So., 5000m, 15:36.28
16. Jordan Hardy – So., Triple Jump, 13.41m (44’0”)
19. Virginia 4x100m, 43.71
20. Esther Seeland – Gr., 800m, 4:12.55
21. Sam Romano – Fr., Pole Vault, 4.28m (14’0.5”)
22. Alix Still – Jr., Heptathlon, 5662 points

High Seeds

  • The Cavaliers have 10 athletes (5 men, 5 women) entering the meet as a top-10 seed in their respective events
  • Reigning ACC Champions Ethan Dabbs (Javelin) and Nathan Mountain (3000 SC), enter as the top seeds in the east region.
  • Four more Cavaliers enter the meet as a top-five seed including Margot Appleton (2, 1500m), Ashley Anumba (4, DT), Derek Johnson (3, 3000 SC), Owayne Owens (4, TJ)
  • Ranking 22nd nationally in the Heptathlon, Alix Still qualifies directly to the NCAA Championships in the event.

Seeking a Return Trip
Four Cavaliers enter the meet seeking their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships:

  • Ethan Dabbs – NCAA runner up in the javelin
  • Ashley Anumba – Second-team All-American in the discus
  • Yasin Sado – Second-team All-American in 3000-meter steeplechase
  • Owayne Owens – 19th in the triple jump
  • Jada Seaman – 23rd in the 200 meters

Steeplechase Stars:
A trio of Cavalier steeplechasers including Nate Mountain, Derek Johnson and Yasin Sado all look a threat to qualify for…

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