April 8, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Redshirt sophomore Oghenakpobo Efekoro (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the No. 5 UVA men's track and field team in its first home meet of the season Saturday (April 8) by posting the nation's top throw in the men's shot put. Efekoro's effort was a personal best distance of 20.39 meters (66-10.75).
The throw by Efekoro broke the Lannigan Field record, set by redshirt junior Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 2015, in addition to ranking him second in Cavalier history for the event. He is also the first student-athlete to throw beyond the 20-meter mark this season.
"Since our sport is odd, in that not every competition is scored (team vs. team), it was great to get some wins in front of our home fans, friends and families," said UVA head coach Bryan Fetzer. "We had some great performances, even with a number of our men competing in `off events,' in preparation for the Virginia Challenge and the championship part of the season. They (team) know it can be a special season but we need to stay focused on the task at hand, realizing it is a long process with ups and downs. We still have some work to do between the ears."
With the help of six additional first-place finishes, the men's team took all three dual meet victories topping Maryland (71-50), Penn (77.66-47.33) and Columbia (86-26).
Sophomore Charles Bowman (Harrisburg, Pa.) swept the hurdle events, crossing first in both the 110m hurdle (14.59) and the 400m hurdle (52.54) competitions. His time in the 400m hurdle places 18th in the East Region.
With a personal best, redshirt junior Jeff Jernigan (DeKalb, Ga.) cleared 4.98 meters (16-4) in the pole vault. His first-place performance ranks 36th in the region.
UVA closed with the day with the 4x400m relay. Junior Logan Carrington (Leesburg, Va.), Bowman, senior Nathan Kiley (Chantilly, Va.) and sophomore Jake Dixon, respectively, recorded the fastest mark in the event with a time of 3:11.92.
The Cavaliers will host the Virginia Challenge on April 21-22.
Cavalier Tennis Programs Joining ForcesMen's Tennis6/21/17UVA's new head tennis coaches -- Andres Pedroso for the men and Sara O'Leary for the women -- want their programs to work closely together.Catching Up With Cherie Greer BrownWomen's Lacrosse6/19/17A 1994 graduate of UVA, where she was a three-time first-team All-American, the former Cherie Greer ranks among the finest players in lacrosse history.European Trip Strengthens Team's BondsWomen's Soccer6/14/17The Virginia women's soccer team recently returned from a trip to Europe, where the Cavaliers played two games in France and one in Germany.
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.
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 | 6/16/2017
Virginia track and field senior Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) was named ACC...
Mihaljevic Named 2017 Bowerman Semifinalist
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/15/2017
Virginia men’s track and field senior Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) was ...
Cavaliers Finish Fourth in Program of the Year Standings
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/13/2017
The Virginia men’s track and field team finished fourth in the John McDonnell Program of...
Four Cavaliers Named USTFCCCA First-Team All-America
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/12/2017
The Virginia men's and women's track and field teams had seven student-athletes earn outdoor All-...
Virginia Men Finish Third at NCAA Championships
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/10/2017
The Virginia men’s track and field team finished the NCAA Championships on Friday (June 9) ...
Bohan Finishes 11th in Shot Put at NCAA Championships
Track & Field, Cross Country | 06/08/2017
Virginia track and field senior Christine Bohan (Avon Lake, Ohio) earned second-team All-America ...
Mihaljevic Repeats as NCAA Champion in Shot Put
Track & Field, Cross Country | 06/08/2017
Redshirt junior Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) captured the NCAA title in the...
- Online Stores