May 13, 2012
PRINCETON, N.J.- At the conclusion of the second day of the IC4A Championships, the Huskies sit in first place with 30 points. Connecticut had great success across the board at Princeton’s William Weaver Track & Field Stadium and earned four top-five in final events.
“Our athletes moved us into contention for an IC4A title on the day two of the competition,” stated Head Coach Greg Roy. “We have a tall order tomorrow and we will have to be perfect.”
Junior Ben Waruch (Kerhonkson, N.Y.) notched six points for Connecticut after earning third place in the decathlon with 6,478 points. Waruch’s best performance of the day came in a third place finish in the 110m hurdles in a time of 15.78.
Sam Smith (Slingerlands, N.Y.) conquered first place in the decathlon’s javelin with a toss of 52.22m and the title in the decathlon discus with a throw of 38.54m en route to concluding the decathlon sixth (6,376) for three points. Senior Kyle Rowbotham (Scotch Plains, N.J.) took ninth place with 6,137 points.
The Husky 4x100 relay team (Steinberg, Smith, Cummings and Drinks) will compete in Sunday’s finals after crossing the finish line third in 40.68.
Sophomore Darnell Cummings (Millbrook, N.Y.) fell just short of qualifying for Sunday’s 100 meter dash after finishing in 10.68 for ninth place with only the top eight moving forward.
The Huskies had a great showing in Saturday’s field events with freshman Amanze Williams (New Haven, Conn.) guiding the way grabbing a second place (7.63m) mark in the long jump for eight points towards the Husky total.
The Duggan pole vaulting duo totaled six points for UConn with Kyle capturing fourth place with a leap of 5.08m and Cory finishing eighth (4.93m).
Sophomore Eric Masington (Trevose, Pa.) earned his squad five points with a fourth place finish in the discus after a hurl of 51.66m, while freshman Chris Ackell (Brookfield, Conn.) finished seventh (55.23m) in the hammer for two points.
The Huskies will conclude the IC4A Championships on Sunday, May 13 with events starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last event beginning approximately at 3:05 p.m.