Feb. 11, 2012
STORRS, Conn.- The UConn men's track and field team competed at the Ryder-Lafayette Invite at the Armory in New York, N.Y. on Friday where they captured four first place titles and 25 top-five finishes.
Junior Joe Clark added another first place finish to his resume taking the top seat in the 1,000m run in a time of 2:24.94, while teammates James Agati and Scott Johnson took second (2:28.65) and fourth (2:29.35).
Senior Kevin Steinberg was second in the 60m dash as he crossed the finish line in 6.95. Connecticut had two Huskies in the top-five of the 200m dash as sophomore Darnell Cummings was third overall in 21.95 and junior Jesse Drinks was fifth in 22.06.
Junior Tyler Hopson and sophomore Kyle Twombly finished third (49.18) and fifth (49.45) in the 400m dash, while sophomore Paul DeSalvo was second (1:05.29) in the 500m dash and twin brothers Alex and Tim Bennatan took fourth (1:51.56) and fifth (1:52.12) in the 800m run.
The Husky freshman shined at the Armory on Friday with Selwyn Maxwell finishing second in the 60m hurdles (8.08), while Mark Fuller had his first collegiate career first place finish as he had a 1.99m leap in the high jump and Toby Belton was third with a jump of 1.99m. Freshman Amanze Williams took fourth (6.71m) in the long jump, John Wlasuk was second in the shot put (16.58m) and Treval Hatcher was the final freshman of the day taking third (14.39m) in the triple jump.
On the field, senior Mike Alleman continued to be a dominant force as he was first in the shot put with a toss of 16.78m and sophomore Eric Masington
was fifth with a throw of 15.86m. Junior Josh Faboyede was fourth in the weight throw (18.69m).
Senior captain Kyle Duggan was the final first place victor in the field events with a 5.10m mark in the pole vault. Joining Duggan was senior Matt Alexander in third with a 4.80m leap.
The Huskies will begin the championship season next weekend when the squad travels to the BIG EAST Championship in New York, N.Y.