Track and field struggles at Notre Dame Invitational


Sophomore thrower Oghenakpobo Efekoro recorded the only first-place finish for the Virginia men's track and field team this weekend in the shot put. 

Mariana Fraser | Cavalier Daily

The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams came up short this weekend at the indoor Notre Dame Invitational. Of seven teams, the men finished last with a total of 38 points and the women finished sixth with a total of 48 points.

In both genders the Cavaliers were behind Michigan, who finished with 113 points for women and 133 for men. The meet contained 15 total events, ranging from the 60 meter dash to shot put.

A few bright spots for Virginia were in the women’s 400 meter dash, where senior sprinter Chimere Ezumah placed third with a time of 56.23 seconds. The Cavaliers also took the top two spots in women’s triple jump with Mia Barron and Kelly McKee finishing with 12.69 meters and 12.44 meters, respectively.

The men were a bit more outmatched, with sophomore thrower Oghenakpobo Efekoro finishing in the only first place position in men’s shot put. He finished with a throw of 18.44 meters. Freshman Jordan Scott also placed third in the men’s long jump, finishing with a jump of 7.38 meters and earning six points towards Virginia’s total.

The Cavalier men's and women's track and field teams will return to action Jan. 28 at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational in Lynchburg, Va.

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