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Torney Finishes Second at URI Heptathlon

Freshman Jordan Torney took second-place at the URI Heptathlon.
Jan. 19, 2017

SOUTH KINGSTON, R.I. – After a strong performance on day two, freshman Jordan Torney took second-place overall at the URI Heptathlon, which concluded on Thursday, Jan. 19.

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Torney finished with 4506 points after taking second-place in both the 60m hurdles (8.74) and the 1000m run (2:52.04) on the second day of competition.

UConn started the day off strong, capturing three of the top-five spot in the 60m hurdles. Torney led the Huskies with an 8.74 time and a second place finish while freshman Brandon Webster and sophomore Joshua Lockhart took fourth and fifth, respectively.

Webster finished with a 9.11 time in the event with Lockhart right behind at 9.16.

In the pole vault event, Lockhart led the Huskies with a 12’ 1.50’’ (3.70m) vault, which left him tied for seventh. Torney and Webster tied each other in the pole vault, both finishing with an 11’ 5.75’’ (3.50m) mark.

In the final event of the day, Torney again brought home second-place, earning a 2:52.04 time in the 1000m run. Webster made the top-10 with a 3:14.74 time and Lockhart came in 11th running it in 3:15.96.

Sophomore Caleb Kasupski was scratched from the competition in day two.

Massachusetts freshman Hunter Gray won the URI Heptathlon with 4544 points. Gray is the first non-URI athlete to win the event since 2005.


Kasupski finished in the top-five of all four events, taking fourth in the 60m dash (7:30), fifth in the long jump (6.29m, 20’ 7.75’’), third in the shot put (11.91m, 30’ 1.00’’) and tied for third in the high jump (1.82m, 5' 11.50'').



Lockhart stole the show in the shot put, capturing first place with a 43’ 3.00’’ (13.18m) throw. He also took second-place in the 60m dash with a time of 7.21.

In their collegiate debuts, Torney stood out in the long jump event with a 21’ 8.25’’ (6.61m) leap, which put him in second place, while Webster excelled in the shot put with a 32’ 4.25’’ (11.08m) throw to finish in sixth.


The rest of the Husky squad is back in action at URI on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the Sorlien Invitational at Mackal Fieldhouse. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.