Havea Sets CAC Record, Wins Discus Title

Havea Sets CAC Record, Wins Discus Title

SALISBURY, Md. — The Southern Virginia University track and field team made history once again this weekend on day two of the Capital Athletic Conference outdoor championships. The Knights captured their second individual title of the weekend as Mesi Havea won the discus, to go along with several record-breaking performances.

Freshman Mesi Havea took the conference by storm on Saturday in the women's discus event. Havea broke the CAC Championship meet record with a throw of 41.49m and became the first freshman to win the event since 2014.

On the track, Kyra Hale finished third in the women's 100m hurdles. She ran a personal-best time of 15.60 to earn six points for the Knights.

For the men, Derek Blasko followed up on his day one victory in the javelin with a third-place finish in the shot put by throwing 14.05m.

Michael Myers further set the school record in the 1500m after coming in fifth with a time of 4:02. He finished the outdoor season with the best time among freshman in the CAC.

Over the course of the weekend, the men had nine scorers on their way to an eighth-place team finish. The women also finished eighth, with six scoring. The men had a 21-point improvement from last year and the women improved by 28-points.