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Cavaliers Open the ACC Outdoor Championships

May 9, 2018

 Virginia at ACC Outdoor Championships 
Date & Time Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 11 a.m.
Friday, May 11, 2018 | 11 a.m. 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 | noon 
Location Coral Gables, Fla. | Cobb Stadium 
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Coverage ACC Network Extra:
Thursday (6 p.m.)
Friday (5:30 p.m.)
Saturday (5 p.m.)
Results  Live Results



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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- After a month of competing at home, the Virginia men's and women's track and field teams will travel to Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables, Fla., to compete in the 2018 ACC Outdoor Championships. The three-day meet will begin on Thursday (May 10).  

The night events on all three days of competition will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. The stream will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Links to ACC Network Extra and to live results can be accessed at VirginiaSports.com.

The Cavaliers enter the conference championships with the top-two performances in the women's triple jump. Junior Kelly McKee (Lenexa, Kan.) posted the season's top distance with a mark of 13.28m (43'7"), while redshirt junior Mia Barron (Minnetonka, Minn.) is tied for second with a jump of 12.96m (42'6.25"). In the women's pole vault, redshirt junior Bridget Guy (Greensburg, Pa.) posted the conference's second-best performance this season, after clearing a height of 4.46m (14'7.75") at the Virginia Challenge. She set a Lannigan Field, meet and school record with the performance.

On the men's side, freshman Alfred Shirley III (Chesapeake, Va.) paces the conference in the 400m with a time of 46.34 as junior Hilmar Jonsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) holds the top hammer throw performance with a mark of 71.09m (233'3"). Redshirt junior Oghenakpobo Efekoro (Brooklyn, N.Y.) enters the weekend with the second-best mark in the shot put, posting a distance of 19.14m (62'9.5")

At the 2017 ACC Championships, the men's team recorded a second-place finish, tallying 119 points for the program's highest point total since 2010. Jonsson captured his second consecutive ACC title in the hammer throw, earning All-ACC honors alongside 14 additional Cavaliers. The women's team finished eighth last season with five student-athletes earning All-ACC honors. 

The meet will also signify 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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