April 21, 2009
This past weekend the UVa men's track and field team won a share of the ACC Championship for the first time in school history.
Two Cavaliers captured individual ACC titles; Adams Abdulrazaaq in the 110m hurdles and Yemi Ayeni in the discus. It was Ayeni's third straight ACC discus championship. Virginia ended up with 141 points total, tying three-time defending NCAA champion Florida State for the conference title. It is the first time since 1982 that there have been co-ACC champions.
The Cavaliers ended up scoring in 16 of the 21 events. Head Coach Jason Vigilante says that one of the most inspirational performances came from Steeplechaser Andrew Mearns. Ten percent of the way through the race Mearns lost a shoe and proceeded to run the rest of the race (more than 1.5 miles) with only one shoe. He ended up placing fourth and earning five points for the team.
Click on the above link to see the entire story on Virginia's history-making weekend down in Miami.