Their collegiate careers may be over, but the Virginia Tech Hokies have athletes still carrying the VPI flag at the USA Outdoor Track Championships!
Two weeks ago Drew Piazza finished the men’s 800 meter, at the NCAA Outdoor National Championship, in sixth place. During the 2017 USA Outdoor Championships he was able to advance to the finals where he placed fifth overall, with a time of 1:45.69.
PIazza, Barton advance to finals at USA track and field meet: Drew Piazza set a .. https://t.co/jS4jfZppap— VT Track & Field (@VT_Track) June 24, 2017
Hannah Green, the year’s NCAA silver medalist in the women’s 800 meter, failed to qualify for the finals. Greg Chiles barely failed to qualify for the finals in the men’s 400 meter hurdles, missing by only 0.12 seconds.
2016 Rio Olympic silver medalist, Kristi Castlin, also competed in the finals, and finished sixth in the women’s 100 meter hurdles with a time of 12.91.
Changing the focus to the 2017 Junior USA Outdoor Track Championships we see that the Hokies also represented well. 2017 Sophomore, Sarah Edwards, won the 3000 meter steeplechase.
Another 2017 sophomore, Laurie Barton, finished the women’s 800 meter in second place. Virginia Tech 2017 sophomore, Brandon Thomas, also competed and finished sixth in the men’s 400 meter event. The rising sophomores were busy.
Congratulations to all current and former Virginia Tech Hokies!