AUSTIN, Texas — Hilmar Jonsson of Virginia finished third in the men’s hammer throw Wednesday on the opening day of the NCAA outdoor track and field championships.

The senior had a throw of 240 feet, 6 inches. It was the first time a Cavalier had ever won bronze or better in the hammer throw at the NCAA meet. He earned first-team All-America honors.

UVa freshman Ethan Dabbs was seventh in the javelin (236-11), also earning first-team All-America honors.

Deakin Volz of Virginia Tech was 11th in the men’s pole vault (18-0 1/2). Chris Nilsen of South Dakota won the event with a meet-record vault of 19-6 1/4.

UVa’s Oghenakpobo Efekoro was 12th in the men’s shot put (62-10 1/2), while Tech’s Isaiah Rogers was 20th (59-11 3/4).

Virginia Tech’s Bashir Mosavel-Lo was 12th in the men’s 800 prelims (1 minute, 49 seconds). He did not advance to the eight-man final.

Tech’s Miles Green was 16th in the prelims of the 400 hurdles (50.80 seconds).

Virginia Tech’s Fitsum Seyoum was 19th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase prelims (9:10.96).

The Virginia Tech quartet of Joseph Tay, Blacksburg graduate Cole Beck, Derek Tay and Michael Davenport was 22nd in the 4x100 relay prelims (40.70).

Tech’s Jacory Patterson had qualified for the 400 meters but hurt his hamstring in practice Sunday and was unable to compete in the 400 on Wednesday.

Patterson also would have been part of Tech’s 4x100 relay team Wednesday if he had been healthy. So Tech had to use a sub and change the order of the runners.


Withers, Clark lead qualifying

Harrison Withers of Roanoke and Noah Clark of Giles each shot 2-under-par 69 to lead qualifying for the 106th VSGA Amateur Championship and Delta Dental State Open of Virginia at Hidden Valley Country Club.

Roanoke’s Ross Funderburke (70) also earned Amateur and Open spots.

Roanoke’s Chase Bailey (71) and Blacksburg’s Hunter Duncan (72) also won spots in the State Open, which will be contested July 18-21 at Roanoke’s Ballyhack Golf Club.

Roday wins VSGA Super Senior

WILLIAMSBURG — Midlothian’s Leon Roday fired a final-round of 3-under-par 69 on Tuesday to nip Forest’s Bert Allen by a stroke for the overall title at the 34th VSGA Super Senior tournament at the Woods Course at Kingsmill Resort.

Roday finished with a 36-hole total of even-par 144. Allen carded a final-round 72 to finish at 145.

Blue Ridge’s Bill Nunnenkamp and Daleville’s Chips Wooddy tied for ninth in the 55-player field at 150. Galax native Van McCarter was 12th.

The Homestead’s Jack Vardaman captured the 75-and-over division with a 155.

Wayne Jackson of Newport News won the 80-and-over crown with a 166 that topped Roanoke’s Ned Baber by four shots.

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