Professor Giovanni of Virginia TechWe share the grief with the Hokie Nation.
The Virginia Tech track and field teams ended the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in fine style Saturday afternoon at Ketner Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest University. The women\'s team finished fifth with 73.50 points, up from ninth last year at the outdoor championships, while the men took home a seventh-place finish with 58 points.
Virginia Tech senior Saskia Triesscheijn shattered nearly every record possible en route to claiming her first Atlantic Coast Conference title Saturday afternoon. Triesscheijn established a personal best, school record, ACC record and the top point total in the NCAA this season with 5,833 points in the heptathlon.
Virginia Tech senior Spyridon Jullien was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region indoor athlete of the year Monday, as voted on by the coaches.
The men\'s and women\'s Virginia Tech track and field teams had a great showing at the NCAA Indoor Championships last weekend, with both finishing in the top 25. Each team had two student-athletes score at the competition.
Six Virginia Tech track and field student-athletes will compete in Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend for a chance to win a national championship. Leading the way for the Hokies is senior Spyridon Jullien. He is the defending national champion in the weight throw and has the top mark in the country this season. He had an effort of 23.63m (77\'6.50\"), which is the fifth-best mark all-time in NCAA competition.
The Virginia Tech invitational will be held at Rector Field House
January 27-28, 2006. There have been some changes in format. The meet will be a fully sanctioned NFHS event for the District of Columbia and the states of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Kentucky. No club or unattached athletes may be entered. In order to comply with directives from the Montgomery County Fire Marshall, the number of entries will be limited. There will be about ninety schools accepted plus some selected individuals athletes from sanctioned schools to insure the competitive integrity of the meet. Each athlete will be limited to three total events (including relays). Each school may enter one athlete and relay team per event. Entries will total around 1800 athletes. Virginia Tech will release entry procedures later this week when they fulfill their Gator Bowl obligations.
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The Virginia Tech invitational will be held at Rector Field House January 27-28, 2006. There have been some changes in format. The meet will be a fully sanctioned NFHS event for the District of Columbia and the states of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
he Virginia Tech track and field program has
announced the signing of Queen Harrison to a National Letter of Intent for the
2006-07 year. Harrison, a senior at Hermitage High School in Richmond, Va., earned
All-American honors in the triple jump and in the 4x200 meter-relay in
2005. She was the runner-up at the Nike Indoor National Meet in the
triple jump and helped her high school to a second-place finish in the
The Virginia Tech track and field program has announced the signing of Devin Cornwall to a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-07 year.
Cornwall, a native of Culpeper, Va., is a senior at Culpeper County High School and will compete in cross country and track and field at Tech. Earlier this year, he won the Northwest Region cross country championship for cross country as well as the Cedar Run District Championships.
The Virginia Tech track and field program has
announced the signing of Asia Washington to a National Letter of Intent for
the 2006-07 year. Washington, a Piscataway, N.J., native, is one of the top 400- and
800-meter runners in the nation. She was the runner-up at the New Jersey
group IV State Championships in the 800m with a personal-best time of
2:12.01. She also took third in the 400m at the meet. Washington\'s top
time of 55.56 in the 400m came at the New Jersey Meet of Champions. Her
Piscataway High School 4x400m relay time was among the top 15 in the
nation with a time of 3:48.
In the second meet of the season, the Virginia Tech men\'s and women\'s teams both garnered first-place honors Friday evening at the VT Alumni Meet. The 4.7k race on the women\'s side featured freshman Tasmin Fanning, who edged her sister, sophomore All-ACC performer from 2004, Jessica, to capture the women\'s crown. Running in the first meet of her collegiate career, Tasmin Fanning posted a time of 17:12.91. On the men\'s side, senior David Atkiss won the 7.7k race with a time of 24:34.66 in his last home meet of his Tech career.
Kristin Hart (Herndon, Va.) was the top collegiate finisher on the women\'s side in her first cross country race at Virginia Tech, helping the Hokies win their season-opening meet Saturday morning. The Virginia Tech men finished second, narrowly missing out on a first-place finish.
The Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team
finished in a program best 13th place with 21 points out of 71
competing teams after 21 events scored at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor
Championships, which were hosted by Sacramento State and held at the
Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex Wednesday through Saturday. The men\'s 13th place finish (21 points) is the best team finish for
the Hokie track & field program at a national meet. Virginia Tech was
projected to tie for 23rd place according to the last Men\'s Trackwire
25 national outdoor poll released on June 3. As you can see, the
Hokies surpassed the projection and made history for the program.
Track & field athletes Brian Mondschein and Sven
Hahn scored points for Virginia Tech in their event\'s finals late
Friday evening at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
held at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex on the campus of Sacramento State. Mondschein (Jr., Hummelstown, Pa.) claimed the runner-up spot in the
pole vault finals by tying his personal best height of 17\'8\'50\"
(5.40m). For his personal best second place finish at a NCAA
championship, Mondschein earned his second All-American honor of his
career and eight points for Tech\'s men\'s team.
Virginia Tech\'s Spyridon Jullien won the
national title in the hammer throw today at the NCAA Outdoor Track &
Field Championships held at Sacramento State\'s Alex G. Spanos Sports
Complex. Jullien ends the 2005 season with two NCAA championships,
one in the 35-pound weight throw (indoor) and now one in the hammer
Virginia Tech track & field athletes Spyridon
Jullien, Jacobus Smit, Brian Mondschein and Sven Hahn advanced to
their respective event\'s finals by placing in the top-12 of the
qualifying round on Wednesday at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field
Championships held at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex.
Spyridon Jullien and Brian Mondschein, athletes on Virginia Tech\'s track and field team, won NCAA east region individual titles on the last day of the championships hosted by Manhattan College. Spyridon Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) won Virginia Tech and his own first NCAA east region individual title today with a throw of 219\'11\" (67.04m) in the hammer event. With his win, Jullien automatically qualified to compete in his third NCAA outdoor national meet and earned 10 points for Tech\'s men\'s team. Brian Mondschein (Jr., Hummelstown, Pa.) jumped 17\'1\" (5.21m) in the pole vault event to win his first NCAA east region individual title today. Mondschein\'s first-place finish automatically qualified him to compete in his second NCAA outdoor championships.
Virginia Tech track & field athletes Kristen Callan, Jacobus Smit and Sven Hahn placed in the top-five in their event to automatically qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on the first day of the NCAA East Region Championships held at Icahn Stadium on Randall\'s Island, N.Y.
At this weekend\'s 2005 NCAA East Region Track & Field Championships hosted by Manhattan College and held at Icahn Stadium on Randall\'s Island, N.Y., fifteen Virginia Tech athletes will compete to finish in the top-five of their respective event to automatically qualify for the national championships or finish in sixth through eighth place in their event to be put into the at large selection pool.
The United States Track Coaches Association named Virginia Tech\'s Spyridon Jullien as the Mondo Outdoor Southeast District Athlete of the Year for NCAA Division I. This outdoor season, Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) set the school and ACC overall hammer throw record with the current No. 1 mark in the nation (238\'5\'; 72.68m) at the Clemson Invitational. He has held the top spot on the NCAA Division I performance list all outdoor season. Jullien won the ACC men\'s hammer throw title with a new ACC meet and Florida State\'s Mike Long Track record of 233\'7\" (71.27m).
Virginia Tech competed well all weekend long against the best track & field teams in the nation at the Penn Relays, which was held at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Virginia Tech\'s men\'s team finished in sixth place with 60 points while the Hokie women took ninth place with 48.5 points at the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which was held at the Mike Long Track on the campus of Florida State all weekend.
Virginia Tech\'s track & field athletes Spyridon
Jullien and Jacobus Smit won ACC individual titles on the first day
of the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field
Championships, which are being held at the Mike Long Track on the
campus of Florida State this weekend. Other Hokies set personal and
school records scoring points for Tech. Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) won the ACC men\'s hammer throw title
with a mark of 233\'7\" (71.21m). His throw broke the ACC\'s four-year
meet record by more than 25 feet and set Florida State\'s Mike Long
Track record. Jullien, a two-time All-American and two-time BIG EAST
champion specifically in the hammer throw, still remains the No. 1
hammer throw athlete in the NCAA to date. Smit (Jr., Pretoria, South Africa), currently the No. 2 men\'s javelin
thrower in the nation, became the ACC champion in the event with a
mark of 236\'5\" (72.06m), which was 23 feet farther than the second
place finisher. Smit, a 2004 all-region selection and a two-time NCAA
qualifier in the event, won his first conference championship.
Sven Hahn, a thrower on the Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team, won the shot put event this afternoon at Tennessee\'s Sea Ray Relays held at Tom Black Track. Other Hokie notable performances include the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays recording school season best times and Brian Mondschein moving up into the top-15 in the NCAA in the pole vault.
Virginia Tech\'s Kristen Callan and Spyridon
Jullien won Sea Ray Relay titles on Friday, the first day of the
meet, at the Tom Black Track on the University of Tennessee campus.
Additional Hokie highlights of Friday\'s events include Callan and new
NCAA regional qualifier Abbey McGrath breaking their own school
Jacobus Smit, a javelin thrower on the Virginia
Tech men\'s track & field team was picked by Trackshark to be the
featured athlete of the week on the collegiate track & field website. Tom Borish, Trackshark\'s Webmaster and Managing Director, recently
sat down with Smit and asked several probing questions about throwing
the nation\'s leading mark at his first competition of the season,
what his training regiment entails and why he chose to compete for
Brian Mondschein, a pole vaulter on the Virginia
Tech men\'s track & field team has been picked by Trackshark to write a journal concerning his experiences during the 2005 season on the
collegiate track & field website. Mondschein\'s season journal can be viewed on Trackshark\'s website
Virginia Tech\'s men\'s track & field team ties for
the No. 18 spot in the NCAA Division I according to the second edition of the Men\'s Trackwire 25 outdoor poll that was released by Trackwire.com.
Virginia Tech\'s Spyridon Jullien earned Atlantic
Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week honors
along with Clemson\'s Ron Richards on the men\'s side. The Tigers\'
Gisele Oliveira was honored on the women\'s side.
Tamara Burns, Idikoro Eradiri and Sven Hahn from Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams recorded new NCAA regional qualifying marks at the Clemson Invitational today which was held at the Rock Norman Track and Field Complex.
Virginia Tech\'s distance runners competed at the Duke Invitational held at the Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. this weekend.
The Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team ties for the No. 16 spot in the NCAA Division I according to the first edition of the Men\'s Trackwire 25 poll that was released by Trackwire.com today.
Virginia Tech\'s Spyridon Jullien broke the Atlantic Coast Conference hammer throw overall record at the Charlotte Invitational on Saturday which was held at the Irwin Belk Track & Field facility. Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) threw the hammer in an NCAA regional qualifying mark of 228\'9\" (69.73m) to break the four-year conference overall record by more than 20 feet at the Charlotte Invitational this past weekend. The previous hammer throw ACC record of 208\'1\" (63.42m) was set by Isaiah Oglesby (NC State) in 2001.
Six Virginia Tech track & field athletes recorded NCAA regional marks at the Charlotte Invitational today which was held at the Irwin Belk Track & Field facility. \"We had a good meet considering the weather conditions,\" said fourth-year head coach Dave Cianelli. \"We had six athletes record NCAA regional marks, several first-place finishers and school records were broken.\"
The Virginia Tech men\'s and women\'s track & field teams completed competition of the 2005 Adidas Raleigh Relays at the Paul Derr Track & Field Stadium today. One Hokie posted an NCAA regional qualifying mark while other Tech tracksters post good times and marks.
The Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team tied for 16th place with 14 points out of the 53 teams participating while the Hokie women\'s track & field team tied for 55th place with 2.5
points out of 64 teams at the 2005 NCAA indoor championships at Arkansas. \"We had an awesome weekend,\" exclaimed head coach Dave Cianelli. \"Our men\'s team finished higher than projected and we brought home five
All-Americans. All of the coaches are proud of our athletes for stepping up in this tough environment, which was new to some of them,
and performing well.\"
Two Virginia Tech throwers, Tamara Burns and
Ryan Norwood, earned All-American honors on the last day of the 2005
NCAA indoor championships hosted by Arkansas. All-ACC member Burns (Jr., Elm Creek, Neb.) threw the 20 lb. weight
66\'5.25\" (20.25m) for 12th place out of the 18 thrower-field in the
event. Burns earned her first NCAA division I All-American honor
today because several of the top eight finishers in the women\'s
weight throw event are not American born. Ryan Norwood (Sr., Cheyenne, Wyo.), A five-time all-conference
selection, placed 11th in the men\'s shot put competition with his
throw of 59\'8.25\" (18.19m). Norwood earned his first career
All-American honor today because several of the top eight finishers
in his event are not American born.
Saskia Triesscheijn, a multi-event athlete for
Virginia Tech, earned All-American honors today at the 2005 NCAA indoor championships, which are hosted by Arkansas. Triesscheijn (Jr., Berlin, Germany) tied for sixth place with 4,048 points out of the 17 competitor-field in the women\'s indoor
Spyridon Jullien, a thrower on the Virginia Tech
men\'s track & field team, won the schools first national championship
today at the 2005 NCAA indoor championships held at Arkansas. He is
also the first NCAA champion for the Hokie track & field program. Jullien, the USTCA Indoor Southeast Region Men\'s Athlete of the Year,
capped off an amazing indoor season today by winning the men\'s 35 lb.
weight throw NCAA title with his throw of 76\'0.75\" (23.18m), which
was close to four feet farther than his competitors, at his third
NCAA indoor championships. With his win, Jullien earned 10 points for
the men\'s team and his fourth All-American honor.
Five Virginia Tech track & field athletes, three
men from the No. 22 team and two women, will compete at the NCAA indoor championships this weekend, Mar. 11-12, at Arkansas. \"I feel great about this group of athletes and what they are prepared to do this weekend,\" stated fourth-year head coach Dave Cianelli. \"Our goal is for the men to finish in the top 20 as a team and to bring home as many All-American honors as possible. The top eight finishers in each event are scorers for their team and named All-American.\"
Virginia Tech\'s Spyridon Jullien named USTCA Men\'s
Indoor Athlete of the Year for the Southeast region of NCAA Division I track & field announced by the United States Track Coaches Association this week. Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) has remained the top men\'s 35 lb. weight throw athlete in the NCAA division I all season long.
Two Virginia Tech track & field athletes qualified
for next weekend\'s NCAA indoor championships while other Hokies broke
school records and posted personal bests at the Virginia Tech Last
Chance Invitational today on a 200 meter banked track inside the
Nine Virginia Tech track & field athletes earn
All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for their performances at the
2005 ACC indoor championships. The top three finishers in each event
at the championships are All-ACC indoor track and field recipients.
Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams completed
their first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference indoor championships today
at the Eddie Smith Field House on the campus of North Carolina.
Tech\'s men\'s team finished in sixth place out of the 11 conference
teams with 43.50 points while the Hokie women grabbed ninth with
36.50 points at the championships.
Virginia Tech track and field claimed two more
ACC titles on the second day of the Atlantic Coast Conference indoor
championships at North Carolina. \"We had an outstanding day,\" said head coach Dave Cianelli. \"Our
athletes competed well in this tough and new environment. This is the
boost we needed before the final day.\"
Spyridon Jullien became Virginia Tech\'s first ACC
individual champion on the first day of the 2005 Atlantic Coast
Conference Indoor Championships. The championships are held on Dick
Taylor Track in Eddie Smith Field House on the campus of North
Carolina. Jullien, a junior from Athens, Greece, picked up 10 team points when
he won the men\'s 35 lb. weight throw event with his fifth NCAA
automatic qualifying mark of 75\'9.50\" (23.10m).
Virginia Tech\'s men\'s track & field team ranks No.
22nd in the NCAA division I this week\'s Men\'s Trackwire 25 poll that
was released by Trackwire.com.
Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams concluded their
fifth and last team meet before next weekend\'s ACC Championships
today. Several Hokies won, broke school records and PRed on the
second day of the Virginia Tech Challenge.
Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams completed the
first day of the the Virginia Tech Challenge, which is held on a 200
meter banked track inside the Rector Fieldhouse on the Tech campus.
The Hokies had three individual and two relay teams win. All three of
the individual winners are from Tech\'s 22nd ranked men\'s team.
Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams host the Virginia Tech Challenge starting on Friday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 12 on a 200 meter banked track inside the Rector Fieldhouse on the Tech campus.
Virginia Tech\'s men\'s track & field team tied for
the No. 22nd national ranking this week with Kansas State and Nebraska according to the Men\'s Trackwire 25 poll that was released by Trackwire.com.
irginia Tech\'s track & field teams competed at
the Carolina Classic today at the Eddie Smith Field House. Four
Hokies won their respective events. Three of the four winners today
are from Tech\'s No. 25 men\'s team.
Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams compete at the
Carolina Classic, it\'s fourth indoor meet of the season, on Saturday,
Feb. 5 at the Eddie Smith Field House.
Due to time constraints and the large number of collegiate teams that are being allowed to participate this year, we have closed the meet to non-collegiate athletes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If there are any questions please contact Dave Cianelli (540) 231-3094 or Melinda Sallins (540)-231-5537.
Virginia Tech announces the hiring of Lawrence
Johnson to the track and field coaching staff. Johnson will coach Tech\'s men and women sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. He replaces Terry Winston who is now an assistant coach at Arizona State.
Virginia Tech\'s Sven Hahn won the shot put competition today at the Clemson Invitational, which was held at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility. Virginia Tech\'s No. 23 men\'s team didn\'t disappoint this weekend as two NCAA qualifiers battled it out for the shot put title. Hahn overtook teammate Ryan Norwood for first place to capture the win.
Virginia Tech had one winner, one NCAA qualifier and several top 10 performances on the last day of the Virginia Tech Invitational, which took place on a 200 meter banked track inside the Rector Field House on the Tech campus.
The first day of the Virginia Tech Invitational concluded with two Tech athletes breaking their own school records and several Hokies finishing in the top 10 in their respective events. The invite is held on a 200 meter banked track inside the Rector Field House on the Tech campus.
Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams host the Virginia Tech Invitational starting on Friday, Jan 14 through Saturday, Jan. 15 on a 200 meter banked track inside the Rector Fieldhouse on the Tech campus.
Virginia Tech\'s Director of Track & Field, Dave
Cianelli, announces the addition of Stacey Vidt to the coaching staff. Vidt, a Tech alum, begins her coaching career this winter as the assistant distance coach. She replaces Mary Jayne Harrelson who is now training full-time in Tennessee for competitions.
Greg Jack begins his fourth season at Virginia Tech as the new associate head men\'s track and field coach. The past three years Jack has been the Hokie throws coach. Dave Cianelli, director of track and field, said, \"Greg Jack has earned this promotion as a result of his tremendous work ethic in building our throws program to a national level. We will continue to seek and develop high level throwers here at Virginia Tech because of
The Virginia Tech track & field teams began the 2004-05 indoor season with four Hokies breaking school records and four athletes qualifying for the NCAA Championships at the Clemson Opener on Friday and the VMI Invitational today. At the Clemson Opener, Spyridon Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) won the men\'s weight throw competition with an NCAA automatic mark of 71\'11\". He also broke his own school record and set a new personal best and Clemson indoor track & field facility record in the throw.
Virginia Tech's track & field teams begin the 2004-05 indoor season at the Clemson Opener on Friday, Dec. 3. The
meet will be held at the Clemson indoor track & field complex and is slated to begin at 1 p.m. with the women's weight throw and men's 3000m run, and end with the women's 4x400m relay at 8:50 p.m.
Tasmin Fanning, the 2004 VHSL AA cross country runner-up, signed a national letter of intent to compete in the 2005-06 cross country and track seasons at Virginia Tech during the early signing period on Nov. 10-12, announced the Hokie track staff.
Jessica Fanning led the Virginia Tech women's cross country team to a 10th place finish and earned all-region
honors for her top-25 performance in the NCAA Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships hosted by East Carolina University today at Lake Kristi. The Hokie men tied for 14th place out of 29 teams, which is one place higher than they finished last year.
Virginia Tech's cross country teams will compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships hosted by East Carolina
University on Saturday, November 13. "Our goals for the regional championships are to finish in top-ten as a team on both sides and have three women finish in the top-30 and five men place in the top-60," said head coach Ben Thomas.
Freshman Jessica Fanning, Virginia Tech\'s first All-ACC cross country runner, led the women\'s team to a seventh place finish in its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country
Championships hosted by the University of Maryland today. The Hokie men finished ninth out of the 11 conference teams with 249 points.
Virginia Tech men\'s and women\'s cross country teams will compete in its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 30. This year\'s conference championships is hosted by the University of Maryland. The women\'s race will start at 10 a.m. followed by the men\'s race at 11 a.m. on the University of Maryland Golf Course, which is across the street from Byrd Stadium.
Virginia Tech women's cross country team claimed sixth place while the Hokie men finished tenth in the 31 team field at the Chile Pepper Invitational hosted Arkansas today. Freshman Jessica Fanning (Charlottesville, Va.) was the first Hokie to cross the finish line in the six kilometer women's race in eighth place out of the 245 runner field with a time of 21:04.7. Fanning had the only Tech top-ten finish of the day.
Virginia Tech senior Jessica Morris (Coatesville, Pa.) captured her first collegiate meet win and led the Hokie women to their second victory of the season at the Bobcat Invitational on Saturday.
Fresh off from their second week of no competition, the Virginia Tech men's and women's cross country teams are slated to run in the Bobcat Invite Part VII with host Lees-McRae College, Appalachian State and Warren Wilson College on Saturday, October 2 in Banner Elk, N.C.
Virginia Tech men's and women's cross country teams claimed first place in their season-opening meet, Festival in the Fields, at the Tech Cross Country Course today.
Virginia Tech director of track and field and cross country Dave Cianelli has announced six more members of his 2004 recruiting class with the signing of six student-athletes, all middle-distance runners.
The Virginia Tech men's and women's track and field teams kicked off the outdoor portion of its season at today's Tar Heel Opener. The meet saw a limited number of Hokies compete in the low-key early season event.
The Virginia Tech men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up their final BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a fifth place finish for the men and a 12th place performance from the women. The men ended up with 57 points while the women scored 22 points. Connecticut won the men's competition with 160 while Miami successfully defended their women's title with 170 points.
Virginia Tech director of track and field Dave Cianelli has announced the first members of his 2004 recruiting class with the signing of four student-athletes during the early signing period.
The Virginia Tech women's cross country team made the most of its BIG EAST swan song, finishing sixth with 144 points at the BIG EAST Championships, held today at historic Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Meanwhile, the men's team came in ninth with 250 points in the 12-team field. Notre Dame captured the women's title with 59 points, while Georgetown won the men's race with 29 points.