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White's Win Highlights UVa's Day at ACC Track Meet

Virginia senior Catherine White pumped her right fist twice as she crossed the finish line in front of the pack at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

White -- running the 10,000-meters on Thursday for the first time in a Virginia uniform, after battling ankle injuries for the past few years -- finished the race in 33:51.23, the fifth-fastest time in school history.

It was the first gold medal of the three-day meet for the Cavaliers, who lead the women's standings with 19 points after Day One. The men's team is tied with Florida State for second place with 24 points, four behind leader Virginia Tech.

The Cavaliers had athletes place in the top three in each of the five events held on Thursday.

In the men's javelin, senior Andy Fahringer broke the ACC Championship and Lannigan Field records with a final throw of 74.56m. But Virginia Tech junior Matthias Treff surpassed that throw with 74.68m on his final throw to take the gold medal.

Junior Sean Keveran, running the men's 10,000 meters for the first time this season, finished second with a time of 29:31.86, the fifth-fastest performance in school history. Senior Vincenzo Chiariello finished third in the men's hammer throw with a mark of 61.84m.

Senior Maureen Laffan entered the women's hammer throw as the top seed. Her best attempt was 59.11m, good for second behind Virginia Tech freshman Annjulie Vester.


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