The Virginia Union University women’s track and field team spent the Christmas break clocking top CIAA performances on the track and in the field. NCAA racing continued over the holiday in full swing, with Panthers competing at meets at George Mason University, the New York City Armory, and the Virginia Military Institute. Competition included Division 1 schools such as Texas State, GMU, Norfolk, Hampton, and Howard.
Panthers hold CIAA top ten marks in the mile, 3000 meters, 60 meter hurdles, and triple jump. Sophomore Hananiah Smith currently sits fifth in the CIAA with a jump of 10.63 meters. Sophomore Sheila Day ran 9.31 in the 60 meter hurdles to rank 6th. And in the distance events freshman Sarah Adams is ninth in the mile, and teammate Jepgnetich Sheila is eighth in the 3000 meter run.
On Saturday, January 26, the Panthers will complete at Christopher Newport University in their final tune-up in advance of CIAA Championships in North Carolina February 9-11, 2019.