Track and field:
Six Pirates will be heading to Eugene, Ore., while the Lady Pirates will send two.
Sophomore Ce’aira Brown punched her ticket in the 800-meter run, beating the school record in the event by nearly a second by turning in a 2:03.76 in the semifinals – recording the second-fastest time overall.
Junior Le’Quisha Parker qualified for NCAAs in the 200-meter dash after running a 23.46 in the semifinals – after turning in a 23.42 in the preliminary heats. She was seventh overall.
On the men’s side, the Pirates' 4x400 relay squad set a school mark of 3:05.21, breaking a record that had stood for 13 years. HU was 10th-fastest overall time in the heats.
Senior Je’Von Hutchison, junior Chidi Okezie , graduate student Paris Reddick-Simmons and junior Edose Ibadin made up the relay.
Hutchison also qualified in the 400-meter dash, running a season-best 45.71.
Sophomore Trey Holloway of Chesapeake reached the NCAA for the second straight season in the 110-meter hurdles, turning in a season-best 13.74 to post the eighth-fastest time in the semifinal round.
Senior Stefano Nardini continued his strong season in the javelin with a ninth-place effort of 68.40 meters (224 feet, 5 inches).
Ibadin broke his own school record in the 800-meter run, turning in a 1:48.37 in the semifinals. ...
Kyle King of Yorktown was one of eight U.Va. athletes to qualify for Eugene, doing so in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Friday, King -- from Grafton High -- automatically qualified by finishing second in his heat, posting a personal record of 8:41.53, the fourth-best time in school history. It was the third-best overall time among the three heats.
"Kyle executed the game plan perfectly," said assistant coach Pete Watson. "He went out in front and got the pace going. He got over the barriers and was safe. He didn't need to waste a lot on the last lap, just finish in the top three. He was top three, ran a PR and advanced to the finals. It was a good performance."
The Cavaliers' Filip Mihaljevic advanced to Oregon in his second event, finishing seventh in the discus at 195-10. After qualifying Thursday in the shot put, he became the first Cavaliers male to qualify for two individual events at the same NCAA championship meet.
NCAA baseball regionals:
Florida State, which spent much of the year at No. 1 in the nation, was eliminated in its first two games of the NCAA tournament, losing 6-5 to Alabama on Saturday after falling 7-0 to Georgia Southern on Friday.
The Crimson Tide, a surprise loser Friday to Kennesaw State, led 6-0 and survived a five-run rally by the Seminoles in the bottom of the ninth. ...
George Mason lost its first two games at the Houston regional.
First, the Patriots fell 7-2 at top-seeded Rice, which scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh. Mason’s Jared Gaynor pitched six scoreless innings but yielded six earned runs and nine hits in 7 1/3.
Then, the Patriots lost 7-3 to Texas A&M. Logan Nottebrok and Troy Stein each had two hits and two RBI for the Aggies. ...
The College of Charleston, the CAA tournament champ, scored three in the first and upended host Florida, the nation’s No. 2 overall seed, 3-2.
Old Dominion earned fourth place at the Women’s National Championships in Annapolis, Md.
The two-day event ended Friday afternoon with the ODU Division A and B teams finishing strongly.
ODU’s Division A boat of Andrea Luna and Chloe Constants finished seventh overall. Their last four finishes included a third, fourth and second.
Corina Radtke of Williamsburg, Grace Mason, Rachel Austin and Jill Fattibene were part of the Division B team that placed fifth. The team had seven top-five runs and finished in the top five in six of the last seven races, including two wins.
Virginia's Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four advanced to the grand finals of the NCAA championships on Eagle Creek Park Lake in Indianapolis.
The Varsity Four's coxswain is Julia Roithmayr of Yorktown, a York High graduate.