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    UConn Tallies Two First Place Finishes at Specs Town Invitational

    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Michael O'Donnell
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    Michael O'Donnell
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    April 12, 2014

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    ATHENS, Ga. – UConn men’s track and field completed competition at the Specs Town Invitational on Saturday in Georgia. Connecticut tallied a pair of first place finishes on the day.

    Michael O’Donnell and Robert Rhodes tallied UConn’s top finishes on the day. O’Donnell captured first in the 1500m run with a time of 3:51.08 Nicholas Bertolini and James Agati followed in third and sixth places, respectively.

    Rhodes led the way in a strong UConn showing in the 800m run. Rhodes took home first place in 1:51.06. Paul DeSalvo and Philip Caldwell accounted for UConn’s two other top five finishes, with DeSalvo taking third in 1:52.49 and Caldwell grabbing fifth in 1:53.29. Kyle Twombly grabbed tenth place in 2:07.52.

    Eric Masington supplied a second place finish in the discus throw with a heave of 53.50m (175-06). Matthew Graziano also represented UConn in the event, finishing fourth with a heave of 50.80m (166-08).

    Randall Wall took home fourth place in the 110m hurdles in a 14.97 second showing. Wall tallied another fourth place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of  57.06. Aeron Sykes took third place in a time of 54.76.

    Tobey Belton contributed a third place finish in the high jump after clearing 2.06m (6-09.00).

    UConn returns to action in its final home meet of the season on Saturday, April 19 at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.

    UCONN FINISHES

    High Jump

    3. Tobey Belton – 2.06m (6-09.00)

     

    Pole Vault

    3. Chris Wyckoff – 5.10m (16-08.75)

    6. Timothy Murphy – 4.65m (15-03.00)

     

    Long Jump

    8. Harley Lacroix – 6.82m (22-04.50)

     

    Discus Throw

    2. Eric Masington – 53.50m (175-06)

    4. Matthew Graziano – 50.80m (166-08)

     

    Javelin Throw

    6. Brian Eilers – 60.51m (198-06)

     

    Shot Put

    7. Eric Masington – 17.25m (56-07.25)

     

    4x100m Relay

    5. UConn - 41.37

     

    1500m Run

    1. Michael O’Donnell – 3:51.08

    3. Nicholas Bertolini – 3:53.62

    6. James Agati – 3:57.94

     

    110m Hurdles

    4. Randall Wall – 14.97

     

    400m Dash

    8. Chinedu Amonu – 48.31

    13. Robert Hovanec – 49.15

     

    100m Dash

    5. Darnell Cumings – 10.59

    9. Patrick Hayes – 10.72

     

    800m Run

    1. Robert Rhodes – 1:51.06

    3. Paul DeSalvo – 1:52.49

    5. Philip Caldwell – 1:53.29

    10. Kyle Twombly – 2:07.52

     

    400m Hurdles

    3. Aeron Sykes – 54.76

    4. Randall Wall – 57.06

     

    200m Run

    11. Darnell Cummings – 21.63

    13. Patrick Hayes – 21.73

     

    4x400m Relay

    3. UConn – 3:16.32