Zarate’s school record highlights ultimate common time meet

LYNCHBURG, Va.Diego Alejandro Zarate smashed the Hokies’ 1500m faculty record as users of the track and area squad hit the track for just one previous normal time tune-up at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier.
“This meet up with gave a variety of our athletes a likelihood to tune up prior to the ACC Championships future 7 days,” Director of Keep track of and Subject Dave Cianelli reported. “Some of the highlights were being Diego Zarate’s school history in the 1500 meters, Lindsey Butler’s own record in the 1500m, and Kennedy Dennis’s lifetime finest of 11.49 seconds in the 100 meters. Now it is really time for the group to aim on their last exams and then it can be championship time!”
Zarate stole the show for the Hokies, placing a new college document in the 1500m. Clocking in with a time of 3:39.03, the grad college student snapped the nine-yr-outdated document held by Michael Hammond. Zarate’s time received the event above various experienced runners and ranks second quickest in the ACC this period.
Zarate’s university report marked the fastest of 4 Hokies to set occupation bests in the occasion, as Ben Fleming, Fitsum Seyoum, and Antonio Lopez Segura all recorded personalized data in the 1500m.
Kennedy Dennis kicked items off for the Hokies at Liberty by successful the 100m sprint with a job very best time of 11.49 seconds. The senior’s winning time moves her into second all-time at Virginia Tech, at the rear of Patrice Pott’s 11.40 from 2007. Freshman Makhia Jarrett concluded 3rd in the event, also recording a own report time at 11.82 seconds.
KJ Moore confirmed out in the extensive bounce level of competition, leaping 24′ 3″ (7.39m) to receive third place in the event and established a new vocation outside ideal.
In the Hokies’ remaining celebration of the working day, Lindsey Butler topped her prior profession finest in the 1500m by a few seconds to acquire the occasion at a time of 4:14.43. The sophomore’s functionality now ranks fifth all-time at Virginia Tech.
Wednesday’s 1-working day satisfy at Liberty saw several solid outcomes from the Hokies as the 2021 ACC Out of doors Observe and Industry Championships sit considerably less than two weeks away. Tech will journey to Raleigh as N.C. Point out hosts the conference satisfy and search to construct on the Hokies’ indoor successes.