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Fourteen Hokies Qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Finals in Austin, TX

There is one sport going on in the NCAA, it’s just one of those odd one’s like the baseball and softball finals where the events stretch way past the school year. In the case of the Track and Field events, that pushes into the first week of June. Fourteen Hokies are headed to Austin.

The ACC Champion Virginia Tech Hokies put a respectable number of athletes into the Jacksonville Semi-finals that were conducted late last week. There were quite a few high finishes, and personal bests, but not everyone makes it to the next round. These fourteen Hokies including one with a very familiar name to Hokie Football fans are heading to the NCAA Finals to be held starting June 5th.

Congratulations to these amazing athletes. Good Luck, and we’ll be checking back in 2 weeks.

NCAA Qualifiers

Pole Vault Deakin Volz

DistanceSarah Edwards (1,500)Rachel Pocratsky (1,500)Bashir Mosavel-Lo (800)Peter Seufer (5,000)Fitsum Seyoum (3,000 Steeplechase)

ThrowsPavla Kuklova (Hammer Throw)Isaiah Rogers (Shot Put)

SprintsCole Beck (4x100)Michael Davenport (4x100)Miles Green (400 Hurdles)Jacory Patterson (400, 4x100)Joseph Tay (4x100)

JumpsEszter Bajnok (Long Jump, Triple Jump)

(Lists and stats from Hokie Sports)

We never get to see the action on TV, so I am including a link to the tweet that has the final day wrap video.

So we do have a hanging question... a dangling participle... as it were. Colton Beck of Blacksburg High School football and track fame holds a Track scholarship, not a football deal. He didn’t practice with the football team in the Spring, and he didn’t participate (that I have confirmed) in the Hard Hat conditioning competition. Beck is fast. I mean seriously fast. I am wondering if the Track and Field Team is going to want him to risk getting beaten up on the football field.

That begs a poll question, doesn’t it?


Does Colton ‘Cole’ Beck ever play football for the Hokies?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Yes, Fuente and Cornelsen will find some place for him to contribute.
    (14 votes)
  • 13%
    No, he’s a track star athlete just getting started, and he’s getting faster. No track coach is going to want him playing football.
    (5 votes)
  • 13%
    Not if he stays on the track team. He’ll have to choose, and Fuente will have to figure out how to get him a scholarship if he wants to play football.
    (5 votes)
  • 36%
    Maybe? That kind of speed and size means he’ll always present too much of a temptation. How that works out at running back is a mystery though.
    (14 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now