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Cavaliers Open Competition at ACC Championships

Holly Sullivan

Feb. 23, 2017


 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships
 Dates  Feb. 23-25
 Location  Notre Dame, Ind. | Loftus Sports Center
 Live Results  Live Results
 Championship Central  Championship Central | Schedule of Events
 Coverage  Friday (3:30pm -7:30pm) | Saturday (12:30pm-4pm)
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Charlottesville, Va. - The Virginia women’s track and field team opened competition at the ACC Indoor Championships at Notre Dame’s Loftus Center with a personal best performance by redshirt sophomore Holly Sullivan (Chester Springs, Pa.) in the pentathlon.

Sullivan finished seventh overall with 3738 points, bettering her previous best of 3655 in the event. She had a career bests in the shot put (9.37m / 30-9), 60 meter high hurdles (9.09) and the 800 meters (2:14.43).

Cavalier sophomore Alana Herran (Orange, N.J.) was 11th with 3360 points. Her top performance came in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.84 seconds to place fourth.

The Cavaliers’ distance medley relay team of freshman Emma Call (Richmond, Va.), senior Andrea Wright (Chesapeake, Va.) junior Micah Brickhill (Buckingham, Va.) and freshman Georgie Mackenzie (Leesburg, Va.) was ninth with a time of 11:27.27.

Louisville grabbed the lead after the first day with 26 points followed by Miami at 22. The Cavaliers are in 11th place with two points.

The meet is taking place at Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center. The meet runs through Saturday (Feb. 25) with events starting at 11 a.m. each day.

ACC Network Extra will live stream action the final two days, with former Olympic decathlon gold medalist Dan O’Brien serving as color analyst, reprising the role he first filled at the 2015 ACC Outdoor Championships. He will be joined by veteran ESPN play-by-play announcer Shawn Kenney. Coverage will air from 3:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. on Friday and from noon until the meet’s conclusion (approximately 4 p.m.) on Saturday.

The meet also signifes the men’s and women’s track and field matchups between Virginia and Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. There are two points at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between UVA and Virginia Tech. The school that finishes higher in the meet on the men’s side will receive a point in the competition, as will the school that finishes higher on the women’s side. The current Commonwealth Clash is tied 5-5. Learn more about Virginia529 and this competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.

 

 

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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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