VT Thrower Irena Sediva Wins Javelin National Title

Tim Thomas

Virginia Tech’s track and field teams are currently competing in Eugene, Oregon in the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships looking to finish the season well with a high finish along with trying to win some individual national titles. While the Hokies most likely won’t win a team national title, they do have an individual national champion.

Senior Irena Sediva won the women’s javelin national title with a throw of 58.76 meters (192.75 feet) that matched her career best. Sediva’s national title is the second of her career (first in 2015)¬†and the 16th individual national title all-time for Virginia Tech track and field (men’s or women’s).

Sediva has had an illustrious career with the Hokies with her two individual national titles ranking tied for third in program history while she also has become the fifth Hokie to win multiple national titles  (indoor or outdoor) joining Queen Harrison (2 titles), Spyridon Jullien (4), Marcel Lomnicky (2), and Alexander Ziegler (3).

Congrats to Irena Sediva on a great career and winning her second women’s javelin national title.