Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 11 No. 6 | June 2019

12 Inside Hokie Sports H O W C A N I B R I N G M Y HOKIE, HOKIE, HOKIE, HI! CHANT A L L T H E W A Y I N T O ENEMY TERRITORY? Martin Travel I I 800-414-9275 I Human travel from real-live humans, courtesy of Martin Travel. A small group of Virginia Tech track and field student-athletes wrapped up the academic year for Tech sports by competing at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Austin, Texas on June 5-8, and seven of the 14 student-athletes who qualified for the meet earned All-America honors. On the men’s side, four Hokies earned second-team All-America honors, led by Deakin Volz. Competing in his final collegiate event, Volz, a senior from Bloomington, Indiana, came in tied for 11th in the pole vault with a top vault of 5.50 meters (18 feet, 0.5 inch). The ACC champion was the top ACC finisher in the event, and he closed his career by becoming an All-American for the sixth time. Only Yavgeniy Olhovsky (seven from 2008-11) and Torben Laidig (six from 2014-18) earned as many or more All-America honors in the men’s pole vault at Tech than Volz. Peter Seufer earned second-team recognition after his performance in the 5,000-meter run. Seufer, competing in his last NCAA Outdoor Championships (he has cross country and indoor track and field eligibility remaining), finished 12th with a time of 14 minutes, 13.91 seconds. He became an All-American for the second time in his career. Distance runner Bashir Mosavel-Lo and hurdler Miles Green both missed on qualifying for the finals in their respective events, but both still earned second-team All-America honors. Competing in the 800, Deakin Volz closed his career at Virginia Tech by earning All-America honors for the sixth time.