Hokies cap 2017 fall signing class with Virginia native

BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech track and field and cross country director Dave Cianelli announced Wednesday that Bashir Mosavel-Lo (Glen Allen, Virginia) has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Hokies for the 2017-18 season.

“Bashir is going to be good,” said head cross country/distance coach Ben Thomas. “He has uncommon focus and commitment. It takes a real competitor to excel in the ACC on a consistent basis. Bashir competes, whether it’s the 5,000 meters in cross country or the 800 meters on the track. He wants to win, but more importantly, he is willing to put in the work to give himself a chance to win.”

A native of Glen Allen, Virginia, Mosavel-Lo competes at Deep Run high under the direction of coach Drew Spicer, where he was crowned a two-time state champion in the 4x800 meter event. He also earned five runner-up finishes at the state meet.

Most recently, Mosavel-Lo finished second at the 2016 Virginia 5A State Cross Country Meet, leading his team to a state title, the first team title of his career. He also owns personal bests of 1:54.90 (800m), 4:13.26 (1,600m), 9:24.19 (3,200m) and 15:13.00 (5k) throughout his lifetime.

“The atmosphere at Virginia Tech was like nothing I have ever seen, and I just knew I had to be a part of it,” Mosavel-Lo said.

The Hokies will open their 2017 indoor season at home with the Virginia Tech Invitational from Jan. 13-14, held at the Rector Fieldhouse, in Blacksburg.

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