Gorlova continues to impress at East Coast Relays

Gorlova continues to impress at East Coast Relays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senior Victoria Gorlova moved into fourth place in the NCAA in triple jump, after jumping as season-best 44′ 2.75″ (13.48m) at the East Coast Relays on Saturday.  

“What a great weekend it was for Victoria,” said associate head coach Paul Zalewski. “After taking some time after the indoor season to rest and train, she did an absolutely incredible job in her outdoor opener. A school record and a personal-best jump, followed by her best-ever opening triple jump is outstanding. She’s a special athlete, and this is only the beginning for her.” 

Gorlova started her day in first place with a first round mark of 43′ 9.75″ (13.35m). She improved to 44′ 2.75″ (13.48m) in the second round, recording a season-best distance in the ACC.

On day one of the East Coast Relays, Gorlova broke her fourth school record competing in the long jump. She mastered the long jump with a personal-best distance of 21′ 7.25″ (6.58m), finishing first among collegiate athletes. Gorlova’s mark ranks first in the ACC and fifth in the NCAA. She currently holds the indoor and outdoor school records in both the long jump and triple jump.

Freshman Chidozie Kalu placed first in the men’s triple jump with a second round mark of 51′ 11.75″ (15.84m). Assistant coach Chauncey Chambers claimed second with a sixth round jump of 51′ 4.25″ (15.56m). 

On the track, Kennedy Harrison and Amir Green clocked season-best times in the 400m dash finishing fourth (45.65) and 10th (47.61) among collegiate athletes, respectively.  The men’s 4x400m relay team of Harrison, Ali Diaby, Green, Maximus James ended the day with a first-place finish at 3:05.94. 

Des Moines, Iowa – Freshman Lukas Baroke moved into fifth in the ACC with a personal-best first round throw of 212′ 2″ (64.68m) in the hammer throw, finishing first at the Drake Relays. Baroke’s mark sits 21st in the East Region with week to go in the Hokies regular season.

Barbora Stejfova finished seventh in the women’s hammer throw champ with a season-best distance of 199′ 10″ (60.91m). 

East Coast Relays

Jacksonville, Fla.

April 27, 2024

Virginia Tech – Top Results

Women’s Triple Jump

1. Victoria Gorlova – 13.48m (44′ 2.75″) *4th NCAA *season-best

Men’s Triple Jump

1. Chidozie Kalu – 15.84m (51′ 11.75″)

8 (6). Altan Mitchell – 14.58m (47′ 10″)

12 (10). Aidan Clark – 14.15m (46′ 5.25″) 

2. Chauncey Chambers – 15.65m (51′ 4.25″)


5 (4). Kennedy Harrison – 46.56  *season-best

15 (10)….

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