All-American honors for Gyorgy
Virginia Tech Junior Reka Gyorgy claimed All-American honorable mention honors as she took 12th in the 400 IM on Friday at the 2019 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.
Gyorgy turned in a time of 4:06.28 to place 12th overall in the 400 IM. With the finish, Gyorgy picks her up third consecutive All-America honors in the event.
Joelle Vereb placed 30th overall in the 100 fly as she posted a 52.50 during the morning prelims.
On the boards, Ashlynn Peters placed 25th with a score of 258.25 in the 3-meter event.
Thor’s hammer first at Vandy
Emma Thor took first place in the hammer throw and a great outdoor opener by Cole Beck headlined the Virginia Tech track and field teams at the Florida State Relays, Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational and Winthrop invitational of Friday.
Thor, a native of Sweden, tossed a mark of 62.73 meters (205 feet, 10 inches) to win her first event title of the outdoor season. Pavla Kuklova finished behind her with a third-place throw of 60.36 meters (198 feet, 0.75 inches), while Kajsa Wennberg came in fifth place with a throw of 57.09 meters (187 feet, 4 inches). Enid Duut placed eighth in the shot put with a throw of 13.47 meters (44 feet, 2.5 inches) in her first appearance as a Hokie.
On the men’s side in throws, Tyson Jones turned in a fourth-place finish as he moved to ninth all-time in the shot put with a mark of 16.99 meters (55 feet, 9 inches). Isaiah Rogers set a new outdoor personal-best in the Hammer throw with his toss of 59.20 meters (194 feet, 3 inches).
Freshman Cole Beck from Blacksburg placed second in the 100-meter dash and tied Tadashi Pinder’s time of 10.36 seconds for the fifth-fastest 100 in school history.
Bluefield men fall in nationals
The Bluefield College men’s basketball capped the 2018-19 season by defeating the Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) University Trojans 84-79, Saturday morning. With the win the Rams conclude the season with a 20-14 record and earn a third place at the NCCAA National Tournament.