Vols set personal best marks at Hokie Invitational

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In the second meet of the 2022 indoor track season, Tennessee recorded top marks on the first day of the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Virginia Friday.

In the 600-meter run, Alex Kay won the event with a time of 1:18.41, Joe Hoots was second (1:18.63) and Justin Swann came in sixth (1:20.22). All runners recording personal best times.

In the 1-mile run, three Tennessee athletes had career-best times as Tim Thacker completed the race in 4 minutes, 5.00 seconds. Matthew McMillan recorded a time of 4:22.89 and Fuji Anday finished in 4:19.50.

Eli Nahom had a personal best time of 8:27.22 in the 3,000-meter run.

The first half of the pentathlon was contested Friday and Ethan Robinson posted career-best marks including the 60-meter run (7.07 seconds), the long jump (6.74 meters), the shot put (11.40 meters) and the high jump (1.91 meters).

Peyton Davis posted his personal best efforts in the 60-meter run (7.40) and the high jump (1.97 meters).

Yariel Soto had a personal best effort in the long jump with a leap of 7.40 meters.

The heptathlon and the meet conclude Saturday.