April 18, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia men's track and field team broke a pair of school records Saturday to conclude an impressive showing at the Virginia Challenge at Lannigan Field. Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Jordan Young (Windsor, Ontario) both set school records to highlight the second day of the meet that featured athletes from over 35 schools.
"The guys are taking to heart about being great," said head coach Bryan Fetzer. "They push each other every day, there is a lot of camaraderie amongst the team, and they have remained focused on their goal for the end of the year. Every single athlete continues to raise the bar and that is a testament to everyone in the program. It is only going to get better."
Young won the hammer throw with his school record toss of 228-1, coming within two feet of the Lannigan Field record. He broke his own hammer throw record that he set earlier this month at the Cal-Michigan-Virginia tri-meet.
Mihaljevic broke his own school record in the shot put, becoming the first Cavalier to reach the prestigious 20-meter mark, at 20.16m (66-1.75). That mark also set a new Lannigan Field record. Young also broke Mihaljevic's previous school record with a PR of 19.80m (64-11.5), to rank second all-time at Virginia behind his teammate. It was Mihaljevic's second school record of the meet, having broken the discus record yesterday.
The Cavaliers had a strong performance in the decathlon, with three athletes finishing in the top. Jack Lint (Westerville, Ohio) finished fourth with 6,967 points, a UVa freshman record and the fifth-best score overall. Christian Lavorgna (Jefferson, N.J.) was sixth with 6,854 points., moving him into seventh on the UVa all-time list. Cam Collins (Calhoun, Ga.) was 10th with 6,485 points, ranking fifth all-time among UVa freshmen.
The Cavaliers had a pair of strong performances in the 1500m as two athletes entered the all-time top-five in school history. Henry Wynne (Westport, Conn.) ran 3:41.19 to rank fourth in school history, edging teammate Mike Marsella (Hope Valley, R.I.), who ranks fifth at 3:41.35.
The meet ended with fast times in the 10000m. Adam Visokay (Ruckersville, Va.) moved up to fourth all-time at Virginia in the event with a PR of 29:11.13. Brent Demarest (Charleston, S.C.) posted the eighth-fastest time in school history, second-best by a freshman, with a time of 29:32.72. Chase Weaverling (Darnestown, Md.) had the third-best freshman time in school history at 29:39.30, just missing the overall top 10.
The men's 4x400m relay of Logan Carrington (Leesburg, Va.), Nathan Kiley (Chantilly, Va.), Devin Brewer (Dumfries, Va.) and Payton Hazzard (Huntington, N.Y.) ran the fourth-fastest time in school history, crossing in 3:08.26.
Hazzard also just missed his PR, running 21.38 in the men's 200m. Brewer won his heat in the 400m hurdles in a PR of 52.44, just missing the Virginia all-time top 10 list by a tenth of a second.
Kyle Smith (Leola, Pa.) had a season-best 227-9 in the men's javelin, ranking fifth all-time in Virginia history.
"It was an awesome atmosphere and the crowd gave all the athletes a lot of support," said Fetzer. "It definitely showed how popular running and this sport is in the Charlottesville community. In return, the fans were treated to a lot of NCAA top-10 performances and facility records. It is a sign of things to come with this meet as it continues to grow into one of the best meets in the country."
The Cavaliers return to action next week as they travel to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays.
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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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