Three Cavaliers will be competing at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships March 8 and 9 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala. Redshirt senior Bridget Guy, junior Jordan Scott and junior transfer Brenton Foster each qualified in their individual field events.
Improving on her seventh place finish at the ACC Championships from a year before, Guy finished third place and had a clearance of 4.28m last weekend in the pole vault. A few weeks prior, Guy captured a school record of 4.38m at the Tiger Paw Invite. This will be Guy’s first NCAA Indoor Championships — however, it is not her first appearance at the national level. Guy had a breakout outdoor season last spring by winning the ACC Championships, placing fourth at nationals and becoming the first Virginia female All-American in the pole vault.
For Scott, this will be his third year in a row competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the triple jump. After cruising to an easy victory at the ACC Championships while still recording a winning triple jump of 16.37m, Scott looks poised to beat his previous NCAA finishes of 12th (2018) and 10th (2017). Earlier in the season, Scott demolished his own Virginia record and set a new ACC record with a triple jump mark of 16.90m. The mark puts Scott second in the nation for triple jump this year.
In Foster’s first year at Virginia, he qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the high jump. The junior cleared 2.16m to finish in second place at the ACC Championships. Additionally, Foster tied the school record in the high jump at the Liberty Flames Invite by clearing 2.21m. The mark puts Foster 15th in the nation heading into the national competition. The transfer hopes to improve on his previous 10th place finish at last year’s NCAA Indoor Championships.