Virginia Tech’s Joey Lane completed the NCAA Franklin Regional with a 3-over par 219 and finished in 55th place individually. The junior from Great Falls, Virginia, making his third consecutive NCAA appearance, posted rounds of 73-72-74=219 in the tournament which was played at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville. Over the three-round event, Lane carded one eagle and six birdies. This marked the 10th consecutive year that the Hokies have sent either an individual or the entire team to the NCAA tournament. Lane, the Hokies’ co-captain this past season, will now attempt to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Open. He also has an exemption into the VSGA State Amateur, to be played June 28-July 2 at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.
After clinching the ACC outdoor men’s championship title, the Virginia Tech track & field team is set to compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida. The three-day meet begins on Thursday and concludes on Saturday. A group of 31 Hokies posted the top 48 marks in the region to qualify for the meet. Tech’s five ACC champions highlight the group: 5k and 10k champion Thomas Curtin, 800-meter champion Hanna Green, javelin champion Matija Muhar, and pole vault champion Chris Uhle. The top 12 competitors from each event at the NCAA regional will advance to the NCAA championship meet in Eugene, Oregon June 8 through 11.
Virginia Tech senior Joao Monteiro is set to compete in the NCAA singles championships and enters the field seeded in the top-16, earning All-America honors. Monteiro will also pair up with teammate Andreas Bjerrehus in the doubles competition. Monteiro becomes the Hokies’ third All-American and the first since Aaron Marchetti earned the honor in 1999. Oliver Mayo is Tech’s other All-American, earning his honor in 1996. This marks the ninth consecutive season the Hokies have had a representative in the singles field. The last time the Hokies had players competing in both the singles and doubles fields was in 1999. Aaron and Adam Marchetti competed in both events for Tech. The singles and doubles competitions will take place May 25-30 at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Virginia Tech ended its 2016 baseball season with a three-game set at No. 9 Virginia. Two players reached milestones during the series, as Saige Jenco scored the 100th run of his Tech career and Kit Scheetz started his 30th collegiate game on the mound. Nick Anderson and Sam Fragale also made a little history, as they became the first Hokies to hit back-to-back home runs in an ACC game since Jake Atwell and Mark Zagunis did it March 17, 2012 at Georgia Tech. Also last week, it was announced that Phil Sciretta was named one of 43 semifinalists for the Gregg Olson Award, which honors college baseball’s “Breakout Player of the Year.”
At commencement exercises last week, football players Jack Willenbrock, Colton Taylor, Seth Dooley and Laird Gardner proudly pose on the Lane Stadium field celebrating graduation as student-athletes at Virginia Tech.