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Men's Track And Field Competes At Larry Ellis Invitational

April 21, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. - The UConn men's track and field team competed at the Larry Ellis Invitational this weekend at Princeton. For a full summary of results, CLICK HERE.

"Even with a limited number of entries, we had a solid performance in a competitive meet in lousy conditions to be honest," said head coach Greg Roy. "We are a better team now than we were on Friday."

On Saturday, junior Parker Timmerman (Brookfield, Conn.) finished third in the 1,500-meters in 3:58.55 while junior Michael McGonnigle (New Fairfield, Conn.) was eighth in 4:00.50.

Junior Trenten Beram (Hopewell, N.J.) was fourth in the 400 meters at 47.62 seconds while sophomore Kyle Trocki (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was 32nd in 50.78 seconds.

"Trent was coming back from a serious illness, so it was good to see him perform well," said Roy.

Freshman Stedman Cook (Fort Washington, Md.) was fifth in the 100 meters in 10.79 seconds and then was fifth in the 200 meters in 21.89 seconds.

Senior Randall Wall (Plainfield, N.J.) was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles at 14.92 seconds.

Junior Stephon Henry (New Britain, Conn.) was fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 53.56 seconds.

Sophomore Ian Bergere (Madison, Conn.) was sixth in the pole vault in 15 feet, 11 inches, while senior Matthew Graziano (Canton, Conn.) was third in the discus in 166 feet, 10 inches.

In Friday's action:

In the 800 meters, senior Alvaro Chavez (West Windsor, N.J.) finished in 21st place in a time of 1:50.80.

Freshman Eric Van Der Els (Norwalk, Conn.) finished 29th in the 1,500 meters in 3:53.16 while freshman Chris Heydrick (Ellicott City, Md.) was 60th in 3:59.73.

In the 10,000-meters, sophomore Kyle Brackman (Berkley Heights, N.J.) was fifth in 31:12.60 while junior Aidan Fiol (Fairfield, Conn.) was ninth in 31:50.57.

"Kyle's debut in the 10,000 was real success," said Roy.

Freshman Cameron Thompson (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.0 was fifth in the hammer throw in 198 feet, 11 inches. Thompson is now ranked first in the American Athletic Conference in that event.

"Cameron and Matt were tough in the discus and the hammer and Ian continues to establish himself as a reliable competitor in the vault," said Roy.