April 8, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's track and field team posted five first-place finishes during the team's home meet against Maryland, Penn and Columbia on Saturday (April 8) at Lannigan Field.
"We continue to have improvement each week with different event groups," said UVA head coach Bryan Fetzer. "Great things can happen when they (team) put it together at the same competition. That will happen soon. We were not at full strength by any means. We've been a bit banged up and it is nice to be at home until ACC's (in mid-May). That helps in the recovery process. Individually, everyone needs to figure out what they need to focus on in the coming weeks to give themselves best opportunity for success. It's about getting better every day in every way."
In the dual meet matchups, UVA topped both Maryland (75-63) and Columbia (104-25) but suffered a loss to Penn (82-58).
Sophomore Ciara Leonard (Elkins Park, Pa.) placed first in the 100m hurdles, recording a personal best time in the event. Her race of 13.54 ranks 22nd in the East Region.
UVA saw another personal best from junior Katie Freix (Chantilly, Va.), who cleared a height of 3.78 meters to lead the pole vault event.
Senior Tori McKenzie (Chatham, Va.) won the 100 meters with a time of 11.97.
The Cavaliers will host the Virginia Challenge on April 21-22.
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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.
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