Tennessee posts top indoor marks at Virginia Tech

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The Volunteers and Lady Vols opened its 2022 indoor track and field season Friday at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

Tennessee’s women won in the 3,000-meter run. Three athletes posted top-5 finishes. The Lady Vols swept the top three spots in the event.

Sydney Semour crossed the line first as she finished the race in 9 minutes, 31.94 seconds. Katie Thronson claimed second (9:36.37) and Olivia Janke came in third (9:38.35).

UT’s Brooke Dixon claimed fifth in the event as she posted a personal-best time of 9:47.29.

In the women’s 60-meter dash, the Lady Vols’ Joella Lloyd won with a time of 7.30 seconds in the finals. Lloyd, a 2020 Olympian, is the defending SEC champion in the event.

UT’s Shatara Johnson finished fourth in the event with a personal-best time of 7.58.

In the women’s pole vault, UT’s Sara Borton finished first in her debut, posting a mark of 4.0 meters (13 feet, 1.5 inches).

Charisma Taylor also won her Orange and White debut in the 60-meter hurdles (8.15).

Tennessee’s men also had a pair of runner-up finishes to open the meet and the season as Alex Kay finished second in the 500-meter run (1:03.31) and Joe Hoots took second in the 1,000-meter run (2:26.93).