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Cavaliers to Compete in ACC Championships

Feb. 21, 2018

 Virginia at ACC Indoor Championships 
Date Thurs.- Sat., Feb. 22- 24, 2018
Time Thursday: 11:30 a.m. 
Friday:10:30 a.m.  
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. 
Location Clemson, S.C. | Indoor Track and Field Complex
ACC Network Extra  Broadcast:   
Friday- 3:30 p.m. | Saturday - noon
Coverage  Meet Central | Live Results
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-  The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will open competition at the 2018 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships beginning on Thursday (Feb. 22) at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Complex in Clemson, S.C.

ACC Network Extra will broadcast events on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday beginning at noon. Links to the broadcast and to live results are available on VirginiaSports.com. 

Senior Brent Demarest (Charleston, S.C.), sophomore Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica) and junior Hilmar Jonsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) rank second in the conference in their respective events. Demarest holds a time of 13:56.66 in the 5000m, while Scott recorded a mark of 16.04m (52’7.5”) in the triple jump and Jonsson recorded a mark of 21.37m (70’1.5”) in the weight throw. Redshirt junior Oghenakpobo Efekoro (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is third in the conference in the shot put, recording a performance of 18.16m (59’7”).

The women’s team is led by junior Kelly McKee (Lenexa, Kan.), who holds the top ACC mark in the triple jump with a distance of 12.99m (42’7.5”). Redshirt junior Mia Barron (Minnetonka, Minn.) ranks third in the triple with a jump of 12.49m (40’11.75”), while senior Holly Sullivan (Chester Springs, Pa.) ranks third in the pentathlon with a score of 3,789.

The men’s team finished second at last year’s indoor championships with eight current members of the team earning All-ACC honors. Efekoro, redshirt junior Jack Lint (Westerville, Ohio), and Scott captured first-team honors, while Demarest, Jonsson, junior Nace Plesko (Ljubljana, Slovenia), senior Chase Weaverling (Darnestown, Md.) and sophomore Sam Young (Lewes, Del.) were named to the second team.

Barron led the women at last year’s championships, earning first-team All-ACC honors. McKee and sophomore Emma Call (Richmond, Va.) recorded second-team All-ACC honors.

The ACC Championships will also serve as the men’s and women’s matchup between Virginia and Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash. The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit www.TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and updated standings.


 

 

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