University of Virginia

University of Virginia

September 13, 2019

Q&A: Vin Lananna on Why He Took the Virginia Job, Building Programs, & Winning NCAA XC with 3 Scholarships at Stanford

Lananna says his goal is for UVA to be contending for national titles within 5 years and that he plans to be very hands-on when it comes to coaching: "I am gonna be the coach. I didn’t go here to be the administrator."
August 13, 2016

Unbelievable: University of Virginia Rehires Convicted Doper Martin Maric and Gets Rid Of Coach Who Produced The Program's 1st-Ever NCAA Shot Put Champion

How did the University of Virginia track and field program decide to reward its throws coach Kemal Mesic - the man who guided Filip Mihaljevic to a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships and the NCAA shot put title in June -  the first field event title in UVA history? By getting rid of him and replacing him with convicted doper Martin Maric
November 06, 2015

UVA Has Reassigned Banned Doper Martin Maric To Intramural And Recreational Sports - He Won't Coach Throws At UVA This Year

UVA and Mr. Maric still are refusing to provide proof that his initial ban was the result of an "unintentional" act as they claim. *MB: UVA Coach Serving Doping Suspension
October 28, 2015

2015 NCAA XC Conference Preview, Part I: What To Watch On Friday

Conference action kicks off Friday with ACCs (No. 2 Syracuse men vs. No. 7 Virginia), PAC-12s (No. 1 Colorado men vs. No. 3 Oregon & No. 23 Stanford; No. 3 Colorado women vs. No. 5 Oregon), SECs (No. 4 Arkansas women vs. No. 13 Miss. St.) and the Mountain West (No. 1 New Mexico women vs. No. 9 Boise St.).
September 21, 2015

2015 Men's XC Preview: #10 Virginia, #9 Ole Miss, #8 Iona, #7 Oklahoma State

Both OSU and Virginia underperformed at NCAAs last year but both will be back with a vengeance in 2015. The Cowboys could be dangerous with Craig Nowak (16th last year) and NCAA 1500 champ Chad Noelle, while the Cavaliers are one of the deeper teams in America.  The Rebels made a big step forward in making their first NCAA appearance, but they'll be even better in 2015 with transfers MJ Erb and Ryan Manahan. Iona boasts another strong squad and will look for its 13th top-10 finish in the past 14 years.
October 28, 2014

ACCs Preview: Syracuse Men Are Set to Dominate; Florida State Goes for 7 Straight Against Tightly-Bunched Women's Field

After winning handily against a loaded field at Wisconsin, the #3 Syracuse men should have no problem winning their second straight ACC title on Friday. #12 Florida State will have a harder time defending its title as it's one of five ACC women's squads ranked between #12 and #18. Syracuse's Martin Hehir and Boston College's Liv Westphal lead the individual fields.