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Huskies Finish Second At Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup

Selwyn Maxwell

Feb. 5, 2012


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Huskies returned to action on Saturday at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup at Penn State capturing second place with 91.5 points.

Sophomore Darnell Cummings (Millbrook, N.Y.) ended the meet with two top-five seats as he finished the 60 meter dash second in 6.82 and took fourth place in the 200m with a time of 21.81.

Connecticut had four place in the top-15 of the 600 meter run as junior Chris Whyte (Rahway, N.J.) led the way taking fifth (1:21.08), while sophomore Chris Dailey (Dallas, Pa.) and freshman Phil Caldwell (Chesire, Conn.) crossed the finish line eighth (1:21.49) and ninth (1:21.69), respectively. Freshman James Agati (Stream, N.Y.) was 14th in 1:23.21.

In the 800m, junior Tim Bennatan (Lake Forest, Ill.) completed the race in 1:51.12 for fourth place. Junior Joe Clark (West Islip, N.Y.) placed fourth in the mile with a time of 4:03.93, while senior Scott Johnson (Old Lyme, Conn.) finished eighth (4:08.88).

Clark, Dailey, Bennatan and Johnson earned the Huskies 10 points after turning in a 9:58.86 in the 4,000m DMR for the title.

Freshman Bryan Fowler (Tolland, Conn.) was fourth in the 3,000m in 8:24.93 to add another top-five performance to the Huskies' growing list.

Freshman Selwyn Maxwell (Monroe, N.Y.) continued to turn in strong performances in his first season as a Husky with a third place finish in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.12.

In the field events, Noel James (Whitman, Mass.), 17th in the nation with his 2.18m jump,  was the leader with a 2.21m leap in the high jump to grab first place. Junior Jake Waruch (Kerhonkson, N.Y.) was the only Husky to place in the top-10 of the long jump with a distance of 6.58m.

UConn brought home three top-five spots in the pole vault with brothers Kyle and Cory Duggan (Staten Island, N.Y.) taking second and third places (4.90m), while Matt Alexander (Tolland, Conn.) was fourth with 4.75m.

Concluding the field events was junior Joshua Faboyede (Providence, R.I.) with a fourth place finish in the weight throw (18.59m).

The Huskies will compete in the Ryder Lafayette Invitational next Friday, Feb. 10, in New York, N.Y.