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Huskies Finish Second At American Outdoor Championship

May 13, 2017

HOUSTON - The UConn men’s track and field team finished in second place at the American Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championship, which concluded on Sunday after three days of competition.

The Huskies finished the event with 136.5 points while Houston won the event with 181.5 points. Memphis finished third and East Carolina was fourth.

Complete results can be found HERE.

Among the notable performances for the Huskies on Sunday were:

The Husky 4x100 relay team of senior John Landis (Philadelphia, Pa.), senior Chinedu Amonu (Ewing, N.J.), freshman Stedman Cook (Fort Washington, Md.) and junior Trenten Beram (Hopewell Junction, N.J.) was second in 39.73 seconds.

Freshman Eric Van Der Els (Norwalk, Conn.) was second in the 1,500-meter run in 3:53.98.

Junior Stephon Henry (New Britain, Conn.) was second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.27 seconds while senior Randall Wall (Plainfield, N.J.) was fourth in 14.51. Henry was third in the 400-meter hurdles in 53.10 seconds.

Beram was second in the 400-meter dash in 45.56 seconds while Amonu was seventh in 48.43 seconds.

UConn had a great triple jump taking four of the top eight places. Sophomore Malik Snead (Trenton, N.J.) finished second with a mark of 51 feet, 4.25 inches in the final while freshman Ivan Nyemeck (Quebec, Canada) was third in 50 feet, 1.75 inches. Graduate student Patrick Meyer (Hamlin, N.Y.) was fifth in that event at 49 feet, seven inches and Landis was eighth in 48 feet, 6.25 inches.

Saturday highlights were:

Junior Seth Zuidema won the javelin with a throw of 230 feet, four inches. Junior Kevin Foster was third in the event at 209 feet, one inch.



Meyer finished third in the decathlon with 7,107 points while freshman Caleb Kasupski (South Burlington, Vt.) was seventh with 6,655. Junior Yannick Bruemmer was ninth with 6,334 and sophomore Joshua Lockhart (Somerset, N.J.) was tenth with 6,274.

In the second day of the decathlon, Meyer won the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.85 second in the final. Kasupski was second in the discus at 137 feet, seven inches while Meyer was third at 130 feet, two inches. Lockhart was third in javelin at 169 feet, one inch.

Sophomore Kyle Barber (Fayetteville, N.Y.) was second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:22.46 while senior Wyatt Million (Wrightstown, N.J.) was also a point-scorer with an eighth place finish of 9:40.66.

Landis finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 24 feet, 2.25 inches in the final while Snead was eighth with a leap of 23 feet, 11.5 inches.

On Friday, in the first day of action, freshman Cameron Thompson (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) won the hammer throw wtih a winning throw of 197 feet, 10 inches for the Huskies.

In the decathlon events, Meyer was second in the high jump, fifth in the decathlon 100-meter dash, third in the decathlon long jump and shot put and fourth in the 400-meter dash. Lockhart was fourth in the 100-meter dash and second in the shot put.

The other final of Friday was the 10,000-meter run with UConn freshman Kyle Brackman (Berkley Heights, N.J.) finishing seventh in 32:30.71 and junior Michael McGonnigle (New Fairfield, Conn.) in eighth in 32:45.89.