Hokie trio earns preseason All-America honors

AUSTIN, Texas – Virginia Tech track and field’s redshirt senior Torben Laidig and freshmen Rachel Baxter and Lisa Gunnarsson have been named preseason indoor All-Americans by flotrack.org in the pole vault event. Laidig, a native of Germany, is no stranger to All-America honors as he earned first-team twice and honorable mention once in his storied career. The…

Vaulter Torben Laidig sets new Tech record

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – After recording two new personal bests, pole vautler Torben Laidig reset the Virginia Tech track & field program record on Friday night at the Penn State National Invitational. The sophomore shattered his previous mark, reaching a new height of 5.56 meters (18-3) to improve his best…