April 24, 2015
Vivod wins women's javelin at Highlander Invitational
Sophomore climbs into top-10 nationally

RADFORD, Va. - Eva Vivod posted a win in the women’s javelin throw and climbed into the top ten nationally to lead the Hokies on the first day of the Highlander Invite.

Competing in her first meet this season, Vivod won the women’s javelin throw with an impressive mark of 173’8” (52.94m). Vivod’s throw currently ranks ninth in the nation. Vivod joins Irena Sediva and Sabine Kopplin in the top 15 nationally. Sediva ranks first in the nation while Kopplin moves down to 12th prior to marks set this weekend.

The women’s pole vault saw Erinn Schaal finish in a tie for third place. Schaal hit a height of 12’6” (3.81m).

Madalyn Nuckols and Abigail Motley posted top-10 finishes in the women’s 1500-meter race. Nuckols crossed the finish line in eighth place with a time of 4:45.34 while Motley finished in ninth place with a time of 4:47.66.

Tessa Riley, competing unattached, posted a time of 17:49.37 to take the title in the women’s 5000-meter race.

Competing unattached, George Carter finished in third place in the men’s 1500 with a time of 4:01.14. His brother Michael Carter, also competing unattached, finished in seventh place with a time of 4:03.00.

In the men’s 5000, Jesus Amezquita, competing unattached, finished in sixth place with a time of 15:13.65. Daniel Rau, also competing unattached, finished just seconds behind him in ninth place with a time of 15:18.06.

The Hokies will conclude the Highlander Invite tomorrow afternoon.

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