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Huskies Post 19 Top-Five Finishes To Open Season

Jesse Drinks takes first place in the 100m dash.

March 31, 2012 


STORRS, Conn.- UConn men’s track and field opened up the 2012 outdoor campaign at home with its UConn Spring Invite on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies opened the outdoor season on a high note posting 19 top-five finishes.

In the field events, junior Josh Faboyede claimed first place in the hammer throw with a toss of 57.22m, while freshman teammate Chris Ackell was second following a throw of 54.18m. In the javelin, senior Eric Alfiere finished third (59.25m) and freshman Brian Eilers was fourth (56.38m).

Connecticut grabbed the top three seats in the pole vault with senior captain Kyle Duggan taking home the crown with a 4.80m leap, while Cory Duggan was second (4.65m) and Justin Blades (4.50m).

Freshman Selwyn Maxwell kicked off his first collegiate outdoor campaign with a bang as he claimed first place in the 110m hurdles in 14.81. Also finishing in the top-five of the hurdles was senior Kyle Rowbotham in fourth (15.51) and junior Ben Waruch in fifth (15.56).

UConn continued to dominate the competition on the track taking three of the top-five in the 100 meter dash with junior Jesse Drinks leaving with the title after posting a time of 10.89, while Kevin Smith was second (10.93) and Darnell Cummings finishing fifth (11.11).



In the 400 meter dash, Tyler Hopson was fourth with a time of 49.92. Joe Clark took second in the 800m in 1:53.52. Chris Whyte added another first place title to the Huskies’ tally with a 54.07 mark in the 400m hurdles, while Claudio DelliCarpini was fifth with a time of 54.07.

The Huskies 4x100m relay finished first with a mark of 42.31. Kyle Twombly added the final top-five performance of the afternoon by finishing third in the 200m dash (22.37).