The Virginia track and field teams had two athletes earn first-team All-America honors Friday during the third day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Dallas Rose had a seventh-place finish in the women’s triple jump and Filip Mihaljevic finished eighth in the men’s discus.
Rose, a fifth-year senior competing for the final time as a Cavalier, posted a seventh place finish in the women’s triple jump. It marked the best NCAA result in the women’s triple jump in school history.
“Dallas has been very focused all year,” said assistant coach Mario Wilson. “Since she didn’t have any eligibility left for indoors, to come out and have this kind of outdoor season is impressive. She put in a lot of hard work on her own and to have this result shows that all that hard work paid off. I am proud that she was able to reach the podium in her final competition as a Virginia Cavalier.”
Mihaljevic, who finished seventh in the shot put on Wednesday, became the first Virginia male athlete to score in two events at the same NCAA Outdoor Championships with his eighth place finish in the discus.
“It was a great performance by Filip,” said assistant coach Martin Maric. “It is amazing what he was able to do this week as a first-year athlete. He kept his composure and was technically sound. He wasn’t seeded in the top eight in either event, but finishes as an All-American in both. That is a special accomplishment.”
The meet will run conclude Saturday at Hayward Field with two Cavaliers in action. Ryan Satchell will compete in the men’s triple jump and Kyle King will run in the final of the men’s steeplechase.
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