Anthony and Fay Podium on Day One of ACC Outdoor Championships

Anthony and Fay Podium on Day One of ACC Outdoor Championships

ATLANTA, GA. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams completed the first day of action at the 2024 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday (May 9) as Will Anthony and John Fay earned spots on the podium in the 10,000m and hammer throw at the George C. Griffin Track & Field Facility on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga.

Silver for Anthony

  • Will Anthony ran an impressive race in the men’s 10,000m to close out the first day of competition.
  • The New Zealand native stuck with the leaders to ultimately cross the line in 29:18.80. His time was five seconds ahead of the third-place finisher.
  • Anthony recorded the fastest final lap of any athlete in the race, closing in 1:00.97 for 400 meters.
  • Not far behind was Justin Wachtel in fifth place with an exhilarating performance. Crossing the line in 29:47.41 for an almost 30 second personal best, Wachtel scored important points for the Cavalier men.

Bronze for Fay

  • John Fay threw for 66.55m/218-4 in the men’s hammer throw to finish third and earn the bronze medal.
  • Fay wasted no time getting his mark on the board as the sophomore threw his podium worthy mark on his first attempt of the competition.
  • Despite fouling three of six appearances in the ring, all three of his legal marks were further than 65m.

Dominance in the 1500
Seven of Virginia’s eight 1500 runners between the men’s and women’s teams advanced to the finals of the 1500 meters on Saturday.

  • Wes Porter and James Donahue led things off for the Cavaliers in the second heat as the duo secured automatic qualifying positions to Saturday’s final. Porter won the heat clocking 3:43.07 with Donahue in third with his time of 3:44.21.
  • Gary Martin impressed again, winning the third and final heat crossing the line in 3:43.52.
  • On the women’s side, Virginia will send all…

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