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Men's Track and Field Impresses at Armory Track Invitational, Terrier Invite

Craig Hunter won the pole vault with a season-best 5.36m result at the Armory Track Invitational.
Jan. 31, 2015

Armory Track Invitational Results | Terrier Invite Results

NEW YORK - The University of Connecticut men's team turned in several impressive performances in a busy weekend split between the Armory Track Invitational in New York City and the Terrier Invite in Boston.

Armory Track Invitational (Jan. 30-31)

Sophomore Craig Hunter, who earned ECAC Co-Athlete of the Week honors on Jan. 15, posted a career-best and program record 5.36m result in the pole vault, taking first place. The 5.36m mark currently stands at No. 10 on the NCAA 2014-15 Qualifying List and ranks as the top result in The American. Amanze Williams took 13th in the triple jump (14.76m), while Oluwatusin Edwards earned fourth in the weight throw with a career-best 19.14m mark.

Williams (6.69m) and John Landis (6.67m) secured 36th and 37th, respectively, in the long jump.


 

 

Junior captain Selwyn Maxwell, who was tabbed as the ECAC Division I New England Athlete of the Week on Thursday, picked up where he left off last weekend, grabbing a 15th in the 60m hurdles prelims (8.07). Pobo Efekoro secured a 10th-place finish in the shot put with a 15.75m toss.

Terrier Invite (Jan. 31).

Stephon Henry grabbed 14th in the 60m hurdles (8.40), while Alvaro Chavez picked up a top-five finish in the 800m run, finishing fourth (1:50.18) and setting a new best in the American Athletic Conference. 

Trentam Beram finished sixth in the 60m dash, clocking in at 6.91 seconds and moving up to No. 10 on the conference performance list. Chinedu Amonu impressed with a 9th-place result in the 400m dash (48.02), marking a new conference best, while teammate Robert Hovanec earned ninth in the 500m dash (1:04.66).

The Huskies enjoyed tremendous success in the 200 dash, as Patrick Hayes (21.40) took fifth, finishing just ahead of Beram (21.47), who placed sixth.

In the 1,000m run, Parker Timmerman collected a 16th-place result (2:28.47), while Michael O'Donnell picked up an 11th-place finish in the mile run (4:05.55).

In the field, Demario Gray earned eighth in the long jump (6.76m) and Jake Almquist secured fifth in the high jump (2.00m), the seven-highest result in the conference.

"We had an overwhelmingly positive weekend," said 30th-year head coach Greg Roy. "We showed an amazing amount of progress. This puts us in a good spot as we head out to Penn State next weekend for competition with the best teams in the east."

The squad returns to action on Friday, Feb. 6 when it travels to State College, Pa. to compete in the Sykes Sabok Challenge, hosted by Penn State. 

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