AUSTIN, Texas — Pavla Kuklova of Virginia Tech finished 10th in the women’s hammer throw Thursday at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships.

Kuklova had a heave of 216 feet, 6 inches.

Virginia Tech’s Rachel Pocratsky finished 14th in the prelims of the 1,500 meters with a time of 4 minutes, 15.72 seconds. She did not advance to Saturday’s 12-woman final.

Virginia Tech’s Sarah Edwards was 16th in the 1,500 prelims (4:18.04).

Thursday’s action was delayed by bad weather, so other events involving Virginia Tech and Virginia women were not over at press time.

Late Wednesday night, Virginia’s Brent Demarest finished 14th in the men’s 10,000 meters (29:54.20).

The meet continues Friday and ends Saturday.


W&L’s Patrick honored

Washington and Lee senior runner Hank Patrick has been named the winner of the Harry G. “Doc” Jopson award as the ODAC male scholar-athlete of the year for the 2018-19 school year.

Patrick, a biochemistry major, had a 3.89 GPA. He earned All-ODAC honors in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track in his career. He also won a total of six ODAC scholar-athlete of the year awards in those sports.

Hollins inducts new hall of fame class

Hollins inducted three former athletes, a retired coach and a team into its hall of fame last weekend.

The new class includes Nancy Peterson, a five-time ODAC coach of the year who led the equestrian squad to two national titles and 21 ODAC crowns; Jasmine Greene, a former All-ODAC pick who scored a school-record 1,760 points in her basketball career; Elizabeth Cheng, a two-time All-American who took 12th at the 2013 NCAA Division III women’s golf championships; and Jolie Simmons Johnsen, a former All-ODAC swimmer who helped Hollins win two ODAC team crowns.

The school’s 1998 riding team, which won the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championship, also was inducted. Noelle Vietor Brandaw, Erica Double, Emily Eagan, Celia Sweeney Polin and Alexis Shields Wilcox were on that team.

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