Women’s Track & Field Wins East Regional Championship

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The softball team isn’t the only Virginia Tech non-revenue sport making headlines. The Women’s Track & Field team won the NCAA East Regional over the weekend, their second consecutive regional championship. Queen Harrison set a number of records to help the Hokies edge Penn State 92-91 for the championship.

Harrison set the East regional and Virginia Tech records in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles. In the 100-meter hurdles, she ran a 12.70. Her teammate, Kristi Castlin, finished fifth with a time of 13.38 seconds. Castlin had the record for the school and region, until Harrison beat her previous times this weekend.

Harrison also ran a 54.69 in the 400-meter hurdles, again establishing a new school and regional record.

Harrison also had a hand in Tech’s school record setting 4X400 meter relay team. Along with Asia Washington, Shakirra Pinnock and Britni Spruill, the team completed the event in 3:32.05 to finish second in regionals. The time broke the school record by over two seconds.

The 4X100 meter relay team of Harrison, Castlin, Spruill and Sherlenia Green finished fourth, and might earn an at-large berth in the national championships.

Tech got it done in the throws as well, with Brittany Pryor finishing third in the shot put with a distance of 52’1.75″. Pryor, Kristen Callan and Dorotea Habazin all placed in the top five of the hammer throw as well. Callan finished second, with Habazin and Pryor finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Up next is the National Championships, which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa from June 11-14. The Hokies are ranked #6 in the nation.

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