Skip to simplified nav
Lavender Sets School Record 200m Record at Virginia Tech Elite Meet

Jordan Lavender

Feb. 8, 2014

Complete Results

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia track and field teams concluded action at the "Doc" Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet on Saturday with day two of the meet at the Rector Field House. The Cavaliers took on a strong field that included two ranked men's teams and three top-10 women's teams.

"The group responded to the challenge today," said head coach Bryan Fetzer. "It was a much better overall effort. We had some individuals that stepped up and make progress today."

The highlight of the meet came in the women's 200m where junior Jordan Lavender (Nashville, Tenn.) set an indoor school record with a time of 23.94. She now holds both the indoor 200m and 400m school records, having set the 400m record on the same track in Blacksburg at last year's ACC Championships.

"It was Jordan's first 200m of the season," said Fetzer. "To open with an indoor PR and school record shows how much further ahead of last year she is at this point."

Also on Saturday, first-year Aaron Worrell (Fort Eustis, Va.) made his debut in the triple jump, coming in second with a jump of 49'2.5", the 10th best in school history and one inch shy of the Cavalier freshman record.

"This was Aaron's season opener," said Fetzer. "Coach [Mario] Wilson had him going from a short approach. Based on that, his performance was significant. He is a talented young man that has a bright future as long as he stays focused and continues to work on the finer details of the event."

Virginia will return to action next week with the team splitting up to compete at two events. The team will send athletes to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.




Top Videos
Jeff White
Darius Thompson
'Hoos Have Plenty in Reserve at JPJ
Men's Basketball
No. 12 Virginia received 30 points from its reserves in an 80-54 win over Lehigh on Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
Taquan Mizzell
Cavalier Football Notebook -- Virginia Tech Week
At noon Saturday, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) closes the season against Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.
London Perrantes
'Hoos Hit Their Stride In Charleston
Men's Basketball
In winning the Charleston (S.C.) Classic, the Virginia men's basketball team posted an average margin of victory of 25.7 points.

Jeff White

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.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Team Shop