Jan. 26, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. -The UConn men’s track and field team competed at Boston University’s Terrier Invite on Saturday where the Huskies posted eight top-five finishes.
Junior Kyle Twombly (Penfield, N.Y.) captured the squads first top-five spot on Saturday as he crossed the finish line in 1:03.95 for fifth place in the 500. Twombly bested his previous personal best of 1:05.25.
Alex Bennatan (Lake Forest, Ill.) posted UConn’s highest finish of the day taking second place in the 800m in a time of 1:50.90 which is a new personal best for the senior. Also running in the 800 was freshman Robert Rhodes (Brooklyn, N.Y.) who finished 12th (1:58.52).
The UConn freshmen continued to impress as Alvaro Chavez (West Windsor, N.J.) and Alex Levine (Danbury, Conn.) grabbed fifth and sixth in the 1,000m run, respectively. Chavez crossed the finish line in 2:26.41 and Levine was sixth in 2:26.82. Additionally, senior Joe Clark (West Islip, N.Y.) took 15th (2:28.75) and sophomore Phillip Caldwell was 19th (2:28.81) in the race.
The Huskies kicked off Saturday’s field events with a bang as freshmen John Landis (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Harley Lacroix (Elkins Park, Pa.) claimed fourth and fifth place in the long jump, respectively. Landis took fourth with a leap of 7.02m (23-00.50) and Lacroix was fifth after jumping 6.87m (22-06.50). Also in the long jump, Claudio DelliCarpini (West Harrison, N.Y.) finished tenth (6.49m) and Amanze Williams took eleventh (6.45m).
This week’s BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week Cory Duggan (Staten Island, N.Y.) added another impressive performance to his resume as he claimed third in the pole vault with a personal best 5.00m (16-47-09.75). Freshman Connor Grunwald took sixth in the pole vault with a jump of 4.70m and freshman Tim Murphy (New Fairfield, Conn.) was ninth (4.60m).
Also registering a top-five finish was sophomore Tobey Belton (Westminster, Mass.) posted a leap of 2.00m (6-06.75) in the high jump to being home a fourth place finish. Rounding out the jumps events was Williams who took third in the triple jump with personal best leap of 14.57m (47-09.75).
For complete results from Saturday’ meet, click here.
The Huskies return to competition on Saturday, February 2, at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.
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