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Marsella, Scott Capture All-America Honors at NCAAs

June 8, 2018

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EUGENE, Ore.- 
The Virginia men’s track and field team concluded the final day of the men’s NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field on Friday (June 8) with sophomore Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica) and graduate student Mike Marsella (Hope Valley, R.I.) earning second-team All-America honors.

Scott jumped a mark of 15.96m (52’4.5”) with his second attempt in the triple jump, finishing 10th in the competition. The All-American honor was the second for the sophomore in outdoor competition and his fourth overall. 



In the 1500m finals, Marsella ran a time of 3:52.39 to finish 11th in the event. He captured his first outdoor All-American honor, concluding his college career as a two-time All-American after earning the accolade with the men's indoor distance medley relay in 2015. 

Virginia concluded the men’s NCAA Outdoor Championships in 55th place in the team standings with three points. Georgia claimed the national title, snapping a two-year run by Florida. The Bulldogs finished with 52 points. Florida placed second in the team standings with 42 points, while Houston finished third with 35 points.

In addition to tonight’s performance, the Cavaliers captured one first-team All-America honor from redshirt junior Oghenakpobo Efekoro (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and two second-team honors from junior Hilmar Jonsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) and freshman Alfred Shirley III (Chesapeake, Va.).

Virginia will conclude its time in Eugene tomorrow with junior Kelly McKee (Lenexa, Kan.) competing in the women’s triple jump.


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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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