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Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians: Billy Convey Todd Grasley Nov 25, 2015

When Billy Convey competed back in 1982 the meet was sponsored by "Kinney". Convey who starred for Ransom Everglades and went onto compete at the University of Virginia finished second in the regional and 16th at the national meet. He reflects on that race, how it kick started his recruiting, and what he's been up to in the year's since. 

Mutually Beneficial Relationship Links Football and Track Mar 22, 2013

A story on the University of Virginia's athletics website on the working relationship between the football and track & field programs at the school to allow student-athletes to compete in both sports. If a major Division I football program can see the benefit of sharing its players with the track program and coaches, why can't high school football programs and coaches as well? (via

Catching up with... World Juniors 5K qualifier Kyle King Brandon Miles Jul 12, 2012 interviewed Kyle King while he is in Barcelona, Spain preparing for his race on Saturday in the 5000 meter run at the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships. King, a 2011 graduate of Grafton High School (Yorktown, Virginia), is coming off a strong finish to his freshmen year at the University of Virginia in which he broke 14 minutes for 5000 meters, became an All-ACC performer, and qualified for his first US international squad with a second place finish at the USATF Junior Nationals in the 5K. King speaks on his freshmen year for the Wahoos, mid-year transition with a change in coaches, and experience so far in Spain.

Kyle King (Grafton '11) in Spain for World Juniors Brandon Miles Jul 9, 2012

    Grafton graduate and current University of Virginia distance runner Kyle King is in Barcelona, Spain this week and will be racing in the 5000 meter run on Saturday at the IAAF World Junior Championships. King qualified for the World Juniors 5K by finishing second at the USATF Junior Nationals last month in Bloomington, Indiana with a time of 14:28.26. King is the lone former Virginia high school prep representing the state on Team USA's 2012 World Junior Championship meet roster. 

NCAA Southeast Regional Action in Louisville Nolan Jez Nov 13, 2011

  This Saturday morning, the same day as our high school state championship meet, another large championship meet was held, The NCAA Southeast Regional Championship. Playing host to this meet was the University of Louisville at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky. This meet could not have had more perfect running weather as it was in the low 50s throughout the competition. For those who have not been to E.P Sawyer Park, it is a must see venue for XC runners being a very flat and fast course with beautiful scenery throughout. 

A WEEK at the Armory: What you might have missed Christopher Hunt Feb 17, 2011

It’s easy to get lost in the towering shadow of two national record attempts in the same race with Bernard Lagat and high schooler Lukas Verzbicas. Then there was last night’s sprint by 95-year-old Ida Keeling, which showed that running is more than a sport but can become a lifestyle.

NCAA Southeast Regional Recap Nolan Jez Nov 16, 2010

This past weekend (11/13) Tom Sawyer State Park of Louisville held host to the one of the nine NCAA regional XC meets, this one being for the Southeast region. This meet was contested on a very firm and fast course which proved so in the times produced at the meet. The gentlemen raced over 10k featuring two loops around the 5k course they made and the women raced 6K. This meet featured many unique things that were excellent for spectators such as real time splits on a electronic display with name and splits at each marker, this was due to the chip timing. This meet was one of nine regional meets that the top two teams from each region would get an automatic bid along with the top four individual runners who were not on teams getting an invite. Along with this the top 25 of each race received all region honors.

N.J. all-American Vena picks Virginia Oct 19, 2010

All-American shot putter Nick Vena of Morristown (N.J.) made an oral commitment to the University of Virginia, reported Monday night. Vena is expected to sign a letter of intent in February.

UVA Panorama Farms Invitational to be held Oct. 16th Oct 1, 2009

The University of Virginia cross country program is extending an invitation to come out to watch the Cavaliers at a college meet being held at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville on Friday, October 16th. All fans are invited to run on the course at Panorama Farms before the start of the meet at 4:00 PM.

USATF XC Nats.: Former Ohio Standout Emil Heineking is One to Watch Scott Bush Feb 12, 2008

While the high school cross country season ended months ago, many of the top harriers in the country meet in San Diego this weekend at USATF XC Nationals.  Participants will try to qualify for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, which take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 30.  See who has a shot to make the team. Top Boys Prep Entries - German Fernandez (CA) - Ben Johnson (NM) - Donn Cabral (CT) Top Girls Prep Entries - Jordan Hasay (CA) - Emilie Amaro (FL) - Kauren Tarver (CA)

Virginia\'s Ryan Foster Wins 10K Title at ACC Outdoors UVA Press Release Apr 21, 2006

Virginia\'s Ryan Foster led a 1-3-5 finish in the men\'s 10K as the All-ACC and All-Regional performer won his first individual ACC title with a 30:20.72 effort, helping Virginia to stand in third at the conclusion of the first day of competition at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Teammate Andrew Dumm earned All-ACC honors with his third-place finish, coming in at 30:29.11. Taylor Smith finished fifth overall at 31:18.88, as the Cavaliers were the only school to have more than two scorers in the event. On the women\'s side, Kara Scanlin finished fourth with a 36:04.97, just ahead of teammate Laura Hodges, who ran 36:13.53.

Virginia\'s Tomika Ferguson Qualifies for NCAA Championships UVA Press Release Mar 7, 2006

Virginia\'s Tomika Fergsuon, who set the school record in the indoor triple jump en route to a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships, has been selected to compete at the 2006 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships which will be held at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track at the University of Arkansas on March 10-11.

Cavaliers Compete at NCAA Championships UVA Press Release Nov 22, 2005

In a year that marked the first time that both the Virginia men\'s and women\'s cross country teams earn berths to the NCAA Championships, it was perhaps fitting that both teams took home the same place. Both the men and women finished 26th at the meet held in Terre Haute, Indiana. Both squads are populated with underclassmen, with only one fourth year between the two teams and none scoring.

Cavaliers Qualify For NCAA Championship. UVA Press Release Nov 12, 2005

The Virginia men\'s cross country team earned a berth in the 2005 NCAA Cross Country championships as a result of their second place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional. The bid is the first automatic qualification in school history. Virginia\'s Jan Foerster led the Cavaliers with his fourth place finish in 30:09.5. He earned All Region Honors along with teammates Ryan Foster(11th, 30:26.2), and Andrew Dumm(18th,30:39.8)

UVA Men Win ACC Title Brandon Miles Oct 31, 2005

The Virginia men\'s cross country team was a huge treat on Halloween as they captured the ACC Cross Country Championships, their first conference title since 1984, with a 4-5-6-7-8 finish that put them 8 points over second place Florida State. Racing the 8K race at The Greenway in Tallahassee, Fla., the men came into the meet ranked 18th nationally and were the highest ranked team in the conference. Jan Foerster, Andrew Dumm, Soeren Lindner, Ryan Foster, Andy Biladeau, and Alex Tatu all earned All-Conference honors by virtue of their finish. The top five runners for the Cavaliers crossed the finish line in a ten-second span, and all eight runners finished within a minute of each other.

UVA Men\'s Cross Country Ranked #27 UVA Press Release Oct 4, 2005

The Virginia men\'s cross country team has moved into the national rankings following a strong second-place finish at the Great American Cross Country Festival, held Saturday (Sep 24) in Cary, NC. The men are ranked 27th and join the Virginia women\'s team in the national poll this week, who came in at #23.

Brad Hunt Joins Virginia Track and Field/Cross Country Staff UVA Press Release Oct 3, 2005

Randy Bungard, the Director of the Track and Field/Cross Country program at the University of Virginia, has announced the hiring of Brad Hunt as an assistant coach. Hunt will work with Head Cross Country Coach Jason Dunn in the continued development of the middle distance and distance athletes. Hunt joins Virginia after seven years at Kent State, where he served as coach for the middle distance runners and long sprinters as well as an assistant cross country coach.

Cavaliers Ranked #23 in Cross Country Poll UVA Press Release Sep 27, 2005

The Virginia women\'s cross country team is ranked #23 in the latest FinishLynx Poll, as released by the Women\'s Cross Country Coaches\' Association. The Hoos opened the season with a win at the Lou Onesty Invitational at home before taking third at the Great American Cross Country Festival last Saturday (Sep 24), upsetting then-#21 Georgia.

Virginia\'s Soeren Lindner Named ACC Runner of the Week UVA Press Release Sep 12, 2005

Virginia cross country student-athlete Soeren Lindner was named the men\'s cross country runner of the week, as announced by the conference office today (Sep 12). Lindner finished second overall at the Lou Onesty Invitational on Sep 10, leading Virginia to the team title as the Cavaliers opened up their 2005 season with the meet at Panorama Farms. Lindner ran 24:31.46 en route to the runner-up finish, and was the lead in a Virginia pack that finished 2-3-4-7.

Cavalier Cross Country Teams Embark on 2005 Season UVA Press Release Aug 23, 2005

With four scorers returning from the NCAA Regional meet in which the Cavaliers narrowly missed a berth to the NCAA meet, excitement abounds for the Virginia women\'s cross country team as they head into the 2005 season. Three All-Regional performers are back on the roster as the Cavaliers look to return to the NCAA meet, including Emily Harrison, who represented the USA at the North American, Central America, and Caribbean Cross Country Championships after qualifying for the NCAA meet in her first year as a collegiate harrier. The Cavaliers will combine a veteran roster with a solid group of incoming athletes to make their move back into the nation\'s elite. While the Hoos have a veteran core, they are still a young team as the only senior in eligibiility on the squad is Shannon Hawrylo, who earned All-Regional honors in 2004 en route to a breakout season on the track in 2005. Hawrylo qualified for the NCAA regional meet outdoors in May and has used that as a solid base to prepare for the 2005 upcoming season. \"Shannon\'s spring has really set her up well for a great fall this season,\" said Virginia head coach Jason Dunn. Hawrylo\'s classmate Kara Scanlin, a red-shirt junior, is back after losing the last two years to injury, and the Cavaliers hope that she will return to the success of her first year, in which she earned All-ACC and All-Region honors in cross country. Joining these two is classmate Laura Hodges, also a red-shirt junior, who has varisty experience from thhe last two seasons.

Virginia Track and Field Announces Recruiting Class for 2005-2006 UVA Press Release Jun 16, 2005

The University of Virginia track and field program has announced that seven men and five women have signed letters of intent to participate in the UVa Track and Field program for the 2005-2006 year. Head Coach Randy Bungard commented on the depth and strength of the group: \"Our signing class is filled with many state champions, a national champion, and Penn Relays champions. They have all distinguished themselves at the high school level, and we look forward to their continued development here at Virginia. Overall, it is one of the top classes we have had since my time here.\"

Virginia Earns Two All-American Citations at NCAA Track & Field Championships UVA Press Release Jun 11, 2005

Virginia\'s Inge Jorgensen, a four-time ACC Champion, earned the bronze medal at the 2005 NCAA Track & Field Championships in the javelin, throwing a 51.41m (165\' 2\"), her highest finish in NCAA competition. It is the third time in her career she has earned All-American honors. Teammate Billie Jo Grant, competing in her first year outdoors, also earned All-American honors, throwing a 51.41m (168\' 8\") in the discus, taking ninth overall. It is the first All-American honor for Grant.

Cavaliers Fare Well at NCAA East Regional Meet UVA Press Release May 28, 2005

University of Virginia track and field athlete Inge Jorgensen won the javelin competition at the NCAA East Regional meet, tossing a 167\' 11\" to take the gold medal and a berth in the NCAA national championships, marking the fourth time she has advanced to the NCAA national championships. Teammate Billie Jo Grant was the runner-up in the discus, throwing a 172\' 5\" to take the silver. McGavock Dunbar also finished in the top five, running a 1:50.18 in the 800m run.

18 Hoos to attempt to qualify for NCAA Nationals UVA Press Release May 26, 2005

Eighteen University of Virginia track and field student athletes will compete this weekend (May 27-28) at the NCAA East Regional, part of the process of qualifying for the NCAA National Championship. The East Regional is hosted by Manhattan College and held at Icahn Stadium on Randall\'s Island, NY. Leading the Cavalier contingent is four-time ACC Champion and three-time NCAA Nationals qualifier Inge Jorgensen. Jorgensen, who has twice qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the javelin, is currently ranked fourth in the nation among collegiate athletes in her event. She leads the East Region while teammate Annie Bobiak is ranked ninth in the javelin. The Virginia women also feature rookie Billie-Jo Grant in the weight events, as Grant will compete in both the shot put and the discus. Grant already ranks in the top-three all-time at Virginia in both events, and she is ranked 18th in the nation, and third in the East, in the discus, the event she won at the ACC meet.

Cavaliers Compete at Penn Relays UVA Press Release Apr 30, 2005

Virginia\'s Billie Jo Grant and Tomika Ferguson both took home runner-up honors at the prestigious Penn Relays this weekend, held at Frankllin Field at the University of Pennsylvania. Grant finished second in the discus and sixth in the shot put, while Ferguson took home the silver in the triple jump. Erin Crawford won the bronze in the intermediate hurdles, while the women\'s 4x1500m team of Shannon Hawrylo, Emily Harrison, Janine Ricci, and Sara Ensrud finished just outside the medals with a fourth-place finish, coming in at 18:16.63.

Cavaliers Smash School Records at ACC Track & Field Championships UVA Press Release Apr 23, 2005

Virginia\'s Billie-Jo Grant won the discus competition as her second throw of the day was the longest of the afternoon, and Kellen Blassingame and David Sullivan smashed their own school records to help the Virginia men take fourth at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships which were held in Tallahassee today (April 23). UVa first-year Alex Tatu took home the silver in both the 800 and 1500m runs, just nipping teammate McGavock Dunbar by .05 in the 800 as the Cavaliers finished the competition with 81.5 points, their highest finish in four years. Erin Crawford set the school record in the 400 hurdles en route to the bronze.

Cavaliers Top Qualifiers at ACC Track & Field Championships UVA Press Release Apr 22, 2005

Virginia\'s Alex Tatu posted the top qualifying time in the 1500 and also was one of the top qualifiers in the 800 as the Cavalier track and field teams continued action on Friday (April 22) at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Tallahassee. Tatu finished behind teammate and top qualifier McGavock Dunbar in the 800 as the men had three athletes qualify for the final as Virginia was the only school to have more than one student-athlete in the top eight of the preliminaries. Virginia\'s steeplechasers also finished 3-4 as Soeren Lindner took the bronze and Walt Kingsbery took fourth as the Cavaliers were the only school to place two athletes in the top four of the event.

Virginia Leads After Day One at ACC Track Championships UVA Press Release Apr 21, 2005

Virginia javelin thrower Inge Jorgensen won her fourth ACC title in the javelin tonight (April 21), leading the Cavaliers to the opening-day lead in the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships which are being held in Tallahassee, Fla. Jorgensen and teammate Annie Bobiak went 1-2 in the event, and Cheryl Carr took seventh in the 10K, giving the Cavaliers 20 points, putting them four ahead of UNC. The Virginia men are in sixth with 13 points.

Cavaliers to compete at ACC Outdoor Championships UVA Press Release Apr 21, 2005

The men and women teams will travel to Tallahassee this weekend to compete in the ACC Outdoor Championships. The Cavaliers feature four men who have qualified for regionals and five women who have also qualified for the meet. Billie Jo Grant is the only Virginia athlete who has qualified in two events (discus and shot put) while of the nine, Kellen Blassingame and David Sullivan have both set school records in their respective events.

Cavaliers Set Records at Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Meet UVA Press Release Apr 16, 2005

Virginia triple jumper Tomika Ferguson had a banner day at her home meet, setting the school record in the triple jump with a leap of 13.08m (42\' 11\"), and also setting a personal-best time in the 100m dash. Ferguson finished first in the triple, third in the long jump, and sixth in the 100m, and she bettered her qualifying distance in the triple for the NCAA Regional meet. Joining her at the regional meet will be Shannon Hawrylo, who set a personal record with a 2:09.60 in the 800, McGavock Dunbar, who also qualified in the 800 with a 1:50.32; and Isi Azeke, who qualified with his 14.31 in the high hurdles.

Cavaliers to host Lou Onesty/Milton Abramson Invitational UVA Press Release Apr 15, 2005

This weekend, the Cavaliers will host the Lou Onesty/Milton Abramson meet, held at Lannigan Track. The meet starts on Friday, April 15 and continues all day Saturday. About 24 different teams will look to compete in this weekend\'s meet. Full results will be posted on:

Cavaliers Fare Well at Texas Relays UVA Press Release Apr 11, 2005

University of Virginia track athlete Billie Jo Grant set a pair of season bests en route for qualifying for the NCAA Regional meet in competition at the Texas Relays this weekend in Austin, Texas. Grant threw 48\' 7.25\" and improved her regional qualifying mark from earlier this year in the shot, while in the discus she threw a 174\' 4\" and now ranks #2 all-time at Virginia, just 3\' 1\" behind the record. Tomika Ferguson also hit the NCAA Regional qualifying mark with a personal-best triple jump, going 40\' 8.25\" and taking sixth at the meet. Inge Jorgensen also finished in the top eight, taking seventh overall with her 165\' 10\".

Cavaliers Take Top Honors at Fred Hardy Invitational Track Meet UVA Press Release Mar 26, 2005

Virginia pole vaulters Kathryn Pettine and David Sullivan had record performances this weekend as Pettine set the Virginia outdoor mark and Sullivan tied his own outdoor record en route to a pair of wins at the Fred Hardy Invitational held at the University of Richmond. Pettine became the first Virginia athlete to hit the 11\' 11.75\" mark outdoors while Sullivan\'s 17\' 0.75\" tied his own record that he set last year. Five women and four men took home victories in their respective events, while seven women and seven men also finished in the top three of their events.

Mock, Harrison, and Cabada run strong at NACAC Championships Brandon Miles Mar 6, 2005

Several Virginian collegiates performed exceptionally well at the first annual North America, Central America, and Caribbean Athletic Cross Country Championship. William & Mary freshmen Dave Mock, University of Virginia freshmen Emily Harrison, and Virginia Intermont College junior Fernando Cabada all represented the United States in the NACAC Championships, which were held in Orlando, Florida. The three runners were selected to the U.S. team based off being the top non-IAAF World Championship qualifiers from last month\'s USA Cross Country Championships.

Cavaliers Set School Record in Distance Medley and 400m UVA Press Release Mar 5, 2005

Virginia athletes set two school records this past weekend (March 4-5) as the Cavaliers competed at the Alex Wilson Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame. Kellen Blassingame, the school-record holder in the outdoor 400m, added the indoor crown to his collection. He added to the DMR record he helped set on Friday when the Virginia quartet of McGavock Dunbar, Blassingame, Jordan Orr and Alex Tatu set the school record in the distance medley. The DMR ran a 9:36.21 and finished seventh overall in the meet, just .01 seconds out of fifth place. They broke the record by 6.99 seconds and are currently ranked 11th nationally. Blassingame\'s 46.97 broke the school record set by Ben Kurgat in 1989 when Kurgat ran a 47.61. Blassingame\'s time earned him a provisional qualifying berth for the NCAA Championships.

Cavaliers Compete at ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships UVA Press Release Feb 18, 2005

The Virginia men\'s distance medley team of Alex Tatu, Kellen Blassingame, McGavock Dunbar and Walt Kingsbery took home second place at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships today in Chapel Hill, NC. The foursome ran a 9:53.77, just 1.5 seconds off the ACC meet record set three years ago. David Sullivan also won silver today, clearing the pole vault with a 5.00m (16\' 4.75\"). The men\'s team stands in fifth place overall after two days of competition with 20.5 points.

Virginia\'s Emily Harrison places eighth at 2005 USA Junior XC Championships UVA Press Release Feb 13, 2005

Virginia first-year Emily Harrison, who earned All-ACC and All-Regional honors while advancing to the NCAA Championships in her first year as a collegiate runner in 2004, finished eighth at the USA Junior Women\'s National Championships, held in Vancouver, Wash. The first six athletes were named to the Junior National team that will compete in the 2005 World Championships in France.

Cavaliers Set Season-Best Marks at Virginia Tech Challenge UVA Press Release Feb 12, 2005

Virginia\'s David Sullivan smashed his own school record in the pole vault with a leap of 5.30m, hitting the NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the process and taking second place at the Virginia Tech Challenge today in Blacksburg. Sullivan, who set the school record last year with a 5.20m, was one of a handful of Cavaliers who hit personal best and season best marks this weekend, a tune-up for next week\'s ACC Championships.

Cavaliers Announce Track and Field Signings UVA Press Release Dec 2, 2004

Virginia head track and field coach Randy Bungard has announced that five athletes have signed National Letters of Intent and will look to compete for the Virginia track and field program as part of the Class of 2009. The five combined have won numerous state championships and look to help continue the solid tradition of the Cavalier track and field program.

Harrison\'s transition from fast to faster Brandon Miles Nov 21, 2004

2003 AA cross country state champion Emily Harrison of Warren County has made a quick and successful adjustment to collegiate running this fall at the University of Virginia. Harrison not only established herself as the top runner among her fellow top Lady Cavaliers this season, but as well one of the premier female collegiate distance runners in the state. At the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Meet, Harrison placed sixth overall to earn one of the individual qualifying spots for this Monday\'s NCAA Division I National Cross Country Championships, which will be hosted in Terre Haute, Indiana. In her regional race, Harrison ran a personal best time for 6,000 meters of 20:32. Harrison was the first finishing freshmen in the race. Thus far, no graduate of the class of 2004 has seen more success this fall than Harrison. Only herself and JMU junior Shannon Saunders will be representing Virginia schools on the women\'s side at NCAA Nationals. Harrison was willing to be interviewed exclusively by prior to her departure to Terre Haute.

Virginia's Division I Men Cross Country Preview Brandon Miles Aug 5, 2003

As the collegiate athletes are just starting to return to their respective campuses this fall in Virginia, one can only be excited for the upcoming cross country season in store. Many schools and individuals have goals set for themselves this fall whether it be as meager as just trying to find five bodies to field a team or just to be able to make the team at the time trial in late August to as big as advancing a team to a NCAA national cross country meet or earning All-American honors individually.

Cavalier Men Finish Fourth at ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships UVA Press Release Nov 30, -0001

Virginia\'s McGavock Dunbar took the lead with 200 meters to go in the finals of the 800m run and held on to win his second ACC title today in Chapel Hill with a 1:52.18, helping the Cavaliers take fourth place as a team in the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships. The fourth-place finish ties the 2005 team with the highest finish in school history, which they last achieved in 1991.