Jan. 17, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- Junior Jesse Chapman (East Thetford, Vt.) was the leading Husky at URI Heptathlon where Connecticut registered a meet-best 15 points as he finished in third place with 5,228 points which currently ranks first in the BIG EAST and seventh in the nation. URI’s Andrew Reigstand captured first place with 5,338 points.
UConn brothers Ben and Jake Waruch (Kerhonkson, N.Y.) rounded out the top-five at Rhode Island as Ben finished fourth with 5,113 points and Jake in fifth with 4,924 points. Connecticut also had freshman Patrick Meyer (Hamlin, N.Y.) take ninth with 4,306 points and freshman Kris Horn (Pembroke, Mass.) in 11th with 3,316 points.
In Thursday’s pole vault, Chapman grabbed second place with a jump of 4.55m, while Ben was third with a leap of 4.35 meters.
The Huskies claimed four of the first six spots in the 60 meter hurdles as Chapman was third (8.57), Jake fourth (8.65), Ben (8.66) and Meyer in sixth (8.92).
Connecticut is back in action Friday at the Great Dane Classic where events are slated to begin at 12:30 p.m.