Feb. 23, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. – The UConn men’s track and field team had an impressive final day of competition at the New England Championships claiming three individual titles and a first place finish from the school’s 4x800 meter relay team en route to the Huskies’ eighth consecutive New England crown. Connecticut finished with 164.50 points which was 67 points higher than second place Rhode Island.
Senior Noel James (Whitman, Mass.) started off the Huskies strong with a second-place finish in the men’s high jump at 2.09m. Freshman Kris Horn (Pembroke, Mass.) finished eighth in the event with a personal best of 1.99m.
Two personal bests were set in the -mile run with senior Tim Bennatan (Lake Forest, Ill.) finishing fifth with a time of 4:08.37; Sophomore James Agati (Valley Stream, N.Y.) also set a PB with 4:10.11.
Connecticut had fifth and seventh place finishers in the triple jump with Amanze Williams (New Haven, Conn.) finishing fifth at 14.61. Freshman Harley Lacroix (Elkins Park, PA) set a personal best with 14.43 m, good enough to earn him 7th in the event.
UConn’s Eric Masington (Trevose, PA) finished fourth in the men’s shot put with a distance of 17.17m.
Sophomore Selwyn Maxwell (Monroe. N.Y.) set a personal best at 7.87 seconds in the 60 meter hurdle finals claiming first place.
In the 500 meter race, junior Kyle Twombly finished in first with a PB of 1:03.25, his previous best was 1:03.95. Paul DeSalvo (Plymouth, Minn.) and Justin Doehr (Wallingford, Conn.) took him fifth and sixth respectively with personal bests of 1:04.41 and 1:04.89. Senior Chris Whyte (Rahway, N.J.) finished in 7th on the event.
In the 1000m, Philip Caldwell (Cheshire, Conn.) set a personal record finishing at 2:28.48 and earning the Huskies sixth place. Bryan Fowler (Tolland, Conn.) also set a personal best in the 3000m with a time of 8:15.91, good enough for 3rd place in the event.
Connecticut took home a fourth place finish during the men’s 4x400 meter relay registering a time of 3:14.50. Sophomores Paul DeSalvo and Dele Owoye paired with seniors Ben Waruch and Tyler Hopson to make up the team.
UConn finished the day by taking first place in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 7:33.83. Sophomores Philip Adams, James Agati, and Alexander Levine, along with freshman Nicholas O’Leary made up the team.
The Huskies will next compete on March 2 and 3 at the IC4A Championship in Boston, Mass.