Virginia Tech senior high jumper Ronnie Black, who grew up in Newport News, closed out the Hokie Invitational with an exclamation point.
The Menchville High graduate broke his own school record by clearing 7 feet, 4.25 inches (2.24 meters) in an indoor meet on the Hokies' campus. On the day, the Hokies had 12 top-five finishes to make it 25 during the two day meet.
Black’s mark is tied for seventh in the NCAA this season. He and Kris Korneygay-Gober of N.C. State tied for first in the meet as neither was able to convert at the next increment.
Swimming and diving:
Old Dominion’s men beat William and Mary 153-141, but the W&M women (6-6, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association) edged ODU 144-140.
It was the last home meet for eight ODU swimmers, including Warwick High graduate Jessica Hubert. She won the 100-yard butterfly in 56.85 seconds and the 200 fly in 2:02.25, a pool record.
W&M’s Andrew Strait won all three of his individual races: 100 breaststroke (56.25), 200 breast (2:04.94) and 200 individual medley (1:53.56). ...
The No. 10 Virginia women and No. 11 U.Va. men emerged atop home dual meets including Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.
Apprentice took the championship among 10 teams in the Builder Invitational at Woodside High, scoring 97 points to runner-up Marion Military Institute’s 85.
Builders sophomore heavyweight Ian Jones was named the “Champion of Champions,” and Shane Smith (133), Dwayne Roes (141) and Josh Rodriguez (184) also won their classes.
Old Dominion (2-1) swept visiting Richmond 7-0 at Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center, winning five singles matches in straight sets. At No. 1, Carlos Lopez Villa outlasted Ethan Dunbar 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. ...
No. 1 Virginia beat No. 55 Arkansas 6-1 at Boar's Head Sports Club to earn a trip to Seattle for the 16-team national indoor tournament. The Cavaliers will be in the elite event for the ninth season in a row.
Alex Domijan, ranked second in the nation, fourth-ranked Jarmere Jenkins, seventh-ranked Mac Styslinger, Mitchell Frank and 55th-ranked Harrison Richmond prevailed in singles for the Cavaliers.
ODU (3-0) beat visiting George Washington 5-2 on Folkes-Stevens' hard courts, with Nika Khmolovska and Ivana Vukovic winning at No. 3 doubles and at Nos. 6 and 3 singles, respectively.
Monarchs No. 1 Diana Ivanova edged Leah Pascarella 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. ...
William and Mary came up just short in its bid to beat a third nationally ranked team, falling 4-3 to No. 64 Kansas State in Cambridge, Mass.
The Tribe, coming off wins over No. 19 Mississippi and No. 71 Harvard, took the doubles point against K-State with wins by the combinations of Maria Belaya-Jeltje Loomans (ranked third nationally) and Hope Johnson-Leeza Nemchinov.
But though No. 4 Johnson and No. 5 Anik Cepeda won in straight sets in singles, the Wildcats pulled out four singles triumphs. Petra Niedermayerova, ranked 15th nationally, beat Belaya 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 at No. 1.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun