PRs: SP - 52' 4.75"; Disc - 143' 10"; WT - 60' 10"; Ham - 59.91m (196' 7")
All-American: Ham ('12 - 2nd team)
ACC Champion: SP (I: '10)
All-ACC: SP (I: '10), Ham ('11, '12)
NCAA Qualifier: Ham ('12)
NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier: Ham ('11, '12)
Regional Qualifier: SP ('10)
USATF Jr. National Champ Participant: SP ('09)
Broke the school record and placed 14th in hammer at NCAAs - 59.91m (196' 7")
Earned Second-Team All-America honors at NCAAs
Finished second in hammer at ACCs, earning All-ACC honors
Placed fourth in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw at ACCs
Hit a PR of 18.54m (60' 10") in the weight throw at the Penn State National Invite that ranks second in Virginia history
Won the weight throw at the Liberty Kick Off
Broke school record in hammer throw at ECACs (191' 0")
Placed 33rd in hammer at NCAA East Preliminaries
Earned Silver in hammer at ACCs
Placed 11th in shot put at conference meet
Finished fifth in shot put at ACCs
Regional qualifier in the shot put
Scored at ACCs in shot put, finishing fourth
Won shot put at Lou Onesty and NC A&T Invites
Finished eighth in Championship section of shot put at Penn Relays
PR of 50' 4" from NC A&T ranks third all-time at UVa
ACC Champion in shot put
Ranked 24th nationally in shot put, with a PR 52' 4.75" from ACCs
Hit provisional mark in shot put through four competitions
Won three individual meets, both Armory competitions and ACCs, in shot put
Just shy of Virginia's all-time program record of 53' 0"
Scored at ACCs in shot put
Threw 47' 10" in shot put at ECACs
Mark set the UVa freshman record and ranks fifth all-time in school history
PR of 142' 3" in hammer ranks eighth all-time at UVa
Won shot put at Virginia Dual with toss of 45' 1.5"
Mark ranks seventh in program history
Ranks 10th in all-time records with weight throw mark of 48' 8.25" from Liberty
2008 Nike Indoor and Outdoor National All-American
2008 state champion in the shot put
2008 Ocean County and Shore Conference Champion in shot put
Holds school record in discus and shot put
Finished third at 2008 Penn Relays
Full name is Maureen Rose Laffan
Daughter of Maureen and Leslie Laffan
Two sisters: Sarah, 25, and Mary, 16
Coached by Rodney Cocci at Toms River High School North
More about Maureen:
Favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Tv channel: Food Network
Favorite subject: Modern Literature
Paulsons Eager to Help Elevate UVA WrestlingWrestling7/25/17UVA head coach Steve Garland's new assistants are twins Travis and Trent Paulson, former standouts at Iowa State.Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole VaulterTrack & Field, Cross Country7/20/17Jeff Jernigan, who over the course of his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in May.Graduate Transfers Bolster Offensive LineFootball7/18/17Graduate transfers John Montelus and Brandon Pertile will compete for starting jobs on the offensive line when UVA opens training camp late this month.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Plesko Earns Silver Medals in Slovenian Championships
Track & Field, Cross Country | 7/23/2017
Plesko earned two second-place finishes at the Slovenian Track and Field National Championships...
Jeff White: Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole Vaulter
Track & Field, Cross Country | 7/20/2017
Jeff Jernigan, who during his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was...
Cavaliers Record Three National Titles
Track & Field, Cross Country | 7/9/2017
Filip Mihaljevic, Jordan Young and rising junior Hilmar Jonsson captured first-place finishes...
Lake Captures British National Title in 3000m Steeplechase
Track & Field, Cross Country | 7/2/2017
Iona Lake (Class of 2016) captured the national title in the 3000m steeplechase at the British...
Mihaljevic Named ACC Men's Outdoor Scholar Athlete of the Year
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/28/2017
Virginia's Filip Mihaljevic has been named the 2017 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Scholar Athlete...
Cavaliers Compete Globally This Summer
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/22/2017
The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will see current and former...
Mihaljevic Earns ACC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
Track & Field, Cross Country | 06/16/2017
Virginia track and field senior Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) was named ACC...
Mihaljevic Named 2017 Bowerman Semifinalist
Track & Field, Cross Country | 06/15/2017
Virginia men’s track and field senior Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) was ...
- Online Stores