Across a magical two-day NCAA Indoor Championship meet, Virginia Tech Track & Field earned two NCAA titles, 14 All-American honors, and finished in sixth place on the women’s side for the highest indoor placement in women’s program history.
Lindsey Butler clinched Tech’s second national championship of the weekend Saturday night, finishing first in the women’s 800m final with a facility-record time of 2:01.37. Butler, who ran the fastest NCAA 800m of the indoor season at the ACC Championships, set a new Birmingham CrossPlex record with her title-winning run.
The Hokies’ other national championship at the indoors was provided by Rachel Baxter in the pole vault, the 19th individual NCAA title in Virginia Tech women’s track and field history.
Butler and Baxter’s national championships means this weekend is the first time in Virginia Tech history that the Hokies have won multiple titles at the same NCAA Indoor Championships, and only the third time in school history that Tech has claimed multiple titles at the same national meet.
In 2011 the Hokies swept the hammer throw outdoors as Dorotea Habazin and Alexander Ziegler won the women’s and men’s competitions, and in 2010 Queen Harrison became the first woman in NCAA history to win the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles at the same Outdoor Championships.