Thursday's college roundup: Hokie turns NCAA into first-place hammer time

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Virginia Tech freshman Tomas Kruzliak, a native of Slovenia, won the hammer throw Thursday at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships.

He produced a throw of 69.26 meters -- about 227 feet, 3 inches.

Hokies sophomores Chris Uhle and Annjulie Vester earned their first All-America honors. Uhle cleared 17 feet, 2 ¾ inches to tie for 15th in the pole vault, and Vester threw the hammer 201-5 for 13th place.

Jaleesa Williams of Virginia Beach earned VCU's first thrower to earn All-America honors, placing 12th in the discus with a school-record 174-3.


Savannah State, a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team that's coming off two 1-10 seasons, will name its head coach Friday.

Hampton University assistant Earnest Wilson II is one of the four finalists, The Sports Network reported.

Men's tennis:

Virginia players were named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America teams.
Jarmere Jenkins, who was the national runner-up in singles and NCAA doubles champion with freshman Mac Styslinger, was honored in singles and doubles. Styslinger was honored in doubles.

Despite Jenkins' loss to Ohio State's Blas Rola in the NCAA singles final, Jenkins finished first and Rola second in the ITA rankings.

Old Dominion’s Carlos Lopez Villa, a sophomore from Spain, was ranked No. 86 in the final ITA singles poll of the season.

Lopez Villa is the first Monarch to be ranked in the top 100 in the final ITA poll since Aleksandr Seleznev was ranked No. 85 to end the 2009 season.

A native of Madrid, Lopez Villa finished the year 18-1, with three victories over ITA-ranked opponents. He earned All-Conference USA first-team honors in singles and shared second-team doubles honors with Can Cetinel.

Women’s soccer:

Virginia junior midfielder Morgan Brian received her first call-up to the U.S. national team. Brian is one of two active college players on the roster of 23.

The U.S. will play South Korea in “friendlies” June 15 in Foxboro, Mass., and June 20 in Harrison, N.J.

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