Appleton and Schilling Break Records on Day 2 of Raleigh Relays

Appleton and Schilling Break Records on Day 2 of Raleigh Relays

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field programs closed out an impressive day of competition at the 2024 Raleigh Relays where Margot Appleton broke the school record, meet record and facility record in the 1500m and Jenny Schilling broke the school record in the 10,000m at the Paul Derr Track & Field Facility Thursday (March 29).

Record Breaking Night

  • Margot Appleton won the women’s 1500m finishing seven seconds ahead of the field crossing the line in 15:18.21. Appleton broke her own school record in the event which previously stood at 15:36.28.
  • Not only did she break the school record, Appleton shattered the previous meet and facility record of 15:33.35 set in 2021 by Katie Wasserman of Notre Dame.
  • Appleton continues her winning ways at the Raleigh Relays as the junior finished first in the 1500m (4:08.96) at this meet a year ago.
  • In her first 10,000m race of the season, Jenny Schilling took down the 36-year-old school record crossing the line in 32.44.19. The previous record was held by Patty Matava at 32:58.64 from 1987. Schilling stuck with the leaders for the duration of the race and ultimately finished fifth overall (fourth collegiate) in the invitational section.


Dominance in Distance

  • Esther Seeland (4:12.64) and Anna Workman (4:12.73) led the way for the Cavaliers in the women’s 1500m finishing in fifth and sixth place. Workman recorded a new personal-best eclipsing her pervious best of 4:14.65 by two seconds and become the fifth fastest Cavalier in the event in program history.
  • Maggie Hock ran 4:23.62 for her fastest 1500m time dawning the Virginia singlet. Hock’s time in Raleigh equals her personal-best from the 2023 Penn Relays racing for Princeton.
  • Freshman Tatum David recorded a personal-best time of 4:21.12 to finish 21st in a competitive field of 1500m runners. David ran nearly six seconds faster than her indoor…

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