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Mountain Repeats as Steeplechase Champion, Sado and Robinson Podium on Second Day of ACC Outdoor Championship

Mountain Repeats as Steeplechase Champion, Sado and Robinson Podium on Second Day of ACC Outdoor Championship

ATLANTA, GA. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams completed the second day of action at the 2024 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday (May 10) as Nate Mountain and Yasin Sado went 1-2 in the men’s 3000m steeplechase while Robinson earned bronze in the men’s decathlon at the George C. Griffin Track & Field Facility on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga.

Mountain Goes Back-to-Back

  • Nate Mountain won back-to-back ACC titles in the men’s 3000m steeplechase crossing the line in 8:30.05.
  • Not only did Mountain secure the gold, he also broke the meet record which preciously stood at 8:31.23 set in 2021 by Virginia Tech’s Fitsum Seyoum.
  • Mountain entered the race as a heavy favorite to repeat as champion, touting the number one time in the country at 8:20.68 set at the 2024 Virginia Challenge.
  • This marks the second consecutive year where the Cavaliers have gone 1-2 in the event. Last year’s championship saw Nate Mountain and Virginia Track alum Derek Johnson earn the top two spots.Last season, Mountain became the fourth Cavalier since 1954 to win the 3000m steeplechase title at the ACC Outdoor Championship, while this season he became the second Cavalier to win the event in back-to-back seasons. Rob Cook won the ACC steeplechase title in 1993 and 1994.

Silver for Yasin

  • With an impressive run in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, Yasin Sado earned his spot on the podium. Sado finished runner-up in a new personal-best 8:30.78.
  • Improving upon his personal best by three seconds, Sado remains ranked third all-time in program history.
  • Entering the final water jump, Sado was in third place and within striking distance of the leaders. With 100 meters to go, Sado made the surge that would solidify his silver medal status.
  • After earning Second Team All-ACC honors in the event last season, Sado upgraded to First Team All-ACC with his performance in Atlanta.

Bronze for Robinson

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