Feb. 22, 2013
BOSTON, Mass.- The UConn men’s track and field team had a successful outing at the opening day of the New England Championships claiming two individual titles, the DMR team taking third and sending 12 to Saturday’s finals.
Cory Duggan (Staten Island, N.Y.) claimed first in the pole vault as he set the New England Championship record with a personal best leap of 5.11m, while Matt Alexander (Tolland, Conn.) was second with a jump of 4.85m.
Also capturing a crown was Josh Faboyede (Providence, R.I.) in the weight throw with a toss of 19.27m and Oluwatusin Edwards (Windsor, Conn.) was fifth with a hurl of 18.08m.
UConn was outstanding in the 500 meter dash with Kyle Twombly (Penfield, N.Y.) guiding the group crossing the finish line second in 1:04.63, while Paul DeSalvo (Plymouth, Minn.)was third (1:04.90, Chris Whyte (Rahway, N.J.) in seventh (1:05.09) and Justin Doehr (Wallingford, Conn.) finished eighth (1:05.18).
Alvaro Chavez (West Windsor, N.J.) was first in the preliminaries in the 800 meter posting a time of 1:51.37 and Alex Bennatan was fifth (1:51.39) to head to Saturday’s finals.
Other Huskies qualifying for Saturday’s finals include Phil Caldwell (Cheshire, Conn.) in the 1,000 meter run (2:29.20) and Selwyn Maxwell (Monroe, N.Y.) in the 60 meter hurdles after finishing first in 8.00.
Additionally, the UConn Distance Medley Relay team finished third in 9:54.11.
The Huskies will complete the New England Championships on Saturday with events beginning at 10:30 a.m.