Indoor Track and Field - Virginia Tech Invitational

I wanted to give the Indoor Track and Field Team some love.

Their 2022 season starts today at 5 PM with the Virginia Tech Invitational. There is no tv coverage, but Flash Results will update in real time. The event will be split into two days with tomorrow's action beginning at 11 AM.

The Hokies will face athletes from Army, Duke, High Point, Liberty, NC State, Syracuse, Tennessee, UNC, UNC-Charlotte, UVA and VCU.

Some things to note about this year's team.

-Returning 22 All-ACC athletes and 11 All-Americans
-Director of VT Track and Field, Dave Cianelli is the reigning men's indoor coach of the year.
-Men's team are the defending ACC champions after obliterating the competition last year to win by 55 points.

I eyeballed the start list and a couple of people I will be keeping an eye on are:

-Rachel Baxter - Pole Vault - Rachel has dominated the last couple of years and looks to continue that in 2022.

-Lindsey Butler - reigning ACC 800 meter indoor champion (finished 4th at NCAAs) and a 1st Team All-American in both indoor and outdoor. She will be part of an all VT Heat 1 in the 1000 meters.

-Cole Beck - everyone's favorite former football player won the outdoor 100m ACC championship and is looking to continue that success in the indoor season. He will be in prelim heat 2 this evening in the 60 m with the winner of each heat the and the additional top four times overall move on to the finals. He will also be running the 300m this evening.

-Ben Fleming - Finished 16th in the Indoor Track NCAAs in the 3000m and will be joined by three other Hokies in the even this evening.

-Sebastian Anthony - grad transfer from Queens College and a native of Bury St. Edmunds, England. He finished 2nd in the 800 m at the DII Indoor NCAA championships with the 8th fastest time in NCAA DII history. He will be joining Ben Fleming in the 3000m.

-Ben Nibbelink - owns the school indoor record in the mile at 3.58.34 set at the NCAA prelims in 2021.

-Tyson Jones - Shot Put - finished second at the ACC Indoor Championships last year and won the ACC title last year in outdoor track.

-Chauncey Chambers - Triple Jump - finished 17th at the Olympic Trials last summer.

There are also a lot of freshman making their college debut so I will be interested to see how they do as well.

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Awesome, thanks for doing this!

All right we are essentially done with Day 1 with the exception of the men's unseeded pole vault final (not to be confused with the seeded pole vault final tomorrow).

Starting with the women:

-3000 meters - Sarah Leach took 6th in with a time of 9:54.33

-1000 meters - The Virginia Tech women essentially told the rest of the meet to pick another event. Led by Lindsey Butler, the ladies were the top eight finishers.

-60 meter hurdles - three Hokies participated, but none made it out of the prelims.

-60 meters - Layla Anderson finished second in her heat to advance to the finals and ultimately finished fifth.

-500 meters - Star Price finished 2nd with a time of 1:12.92.

-300 meters - Layla Anderson finished in 7th with a time of 39.86.

-Triple Jump - Hailey Huston Myles won the event with a jump of 12.82 meters

-Unseeded Pole Vault - Emily Connor finished 4th, Marley McCall finished 11th and Sydney Beverly finished 14th.

- Weight Throw - Rebecca Mammel won with a throw of 22.15 meters and Sarah Killinen finished in 3rd.

Now to the men:
-3000 meters - Sebastian Anthony won in a time of 8:11.79 with Tyler Leeser finishing 5th.

-1000 meters - Ben Nibbelink won in a time of 2:26.69.

-60 meter hurdles - Sam McLendon and Matt Mitchell both qualified for the finals and finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

-60 meters - Cole Beck and Torrence Walker both qualified for the finals with Beck taking the win and Walker finishing 4th.

-500 meters - Patrick Forrest finished 6th and Patrick Atwell finished 17th.

-300 meters - This was another all VT event with Hokies taking 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 13th and 22nd.

-Weight Throw - the only Hokie participating fouled out.

-Triple Jump - Chauncey Chambers finished 3rd with a jump of 15.76 and Caleb Stephens finished 7th.

-No Hokies in the men's unseeded pole vault

The Hokies had a solid day today with another full day of events tomorrow.

1000 meters - The Virginia Tech women essentially told the rest of the meet to pick another event. Led by Lindsey Butler, the ladies were the top eight finishers.

Goddamn. That's insane.

300 meters - This was another all VT event with Hokies taking 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 13th and 22nd.

Jeebus. I guess we know where our strengths are.

Thanks for the great write up and update! I miss having Jacory Patterson, but Beck is the real deal at 60/100/200. He held his own in the 100m at the Olympic Trials last summer.

Here's the link to the real time results if anyone is interested:

Meet Results

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

Agreed on Beck. The whole Patterson transfer last year was bizarre.

I'm a little late with this tonight, but a recap of highlights from today.

Both the men and women only took part in field events today.

-Women's High Jump - Hokies took 9th, 11th, and 12th.
-Women's Seeded Pole Vault - Rachel Baxter took the win. Hokies also took 6th and 14th.
-Women's Long Jump - Hokies took 12th and 19th.
-Women's Shot Put - Fiona Richards took the win with a throw of 16.35 meters.

-Men's Shot Put - Tyson Jones took 2nd with a throw of 18.19 meters.
-Men's High Jump - EJ Bell and Aiden Clark took 3rd and 4th respectively.
-Men's Seeded Pole Vault - Conner McClure finished 4th at 4.85 meters.
-Men's Long Jump - Hokies took 6th, 18th, 19th, and 24th.

The team will be back in action next weekend with the Hokie Invitational.

Thanks for the updates and keeping up with this. I will check back in again later to look for any last update.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now