LEXINGTON, Kent. - The UConn men's track and field team concluded its season this weekend at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Championship. UConn had nine athletes in seven events and one relay compete this weekend.
"We didn't want or expect our season to end today," said head coach Greg Roy. "It's a disappointment to not be represented at the nationals in Eugene, but we really had a heck of a season."
Junior Trenten Beram (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) finished 23rd in the first round of the 400-meters in 47.54 seconds to advance on Thursday. Senior Chinedu Amonu (Ewing, N.J.) was 42nd in 48.54 seconds, but did not advance.
In Friday's next round, Beram finished 21st in 47.18 to conclude his NCAA competition in that event.
In Saturday's action:
Sophomore Malik Snead (Trenton, N.J.) was 32nd in the triple jump with a mark of 49 feet, 1 3/4 inches.
Senior Matthew Graziano (Canton, Conn.) was 41st in the discus with a mark of 166 feet.
The UConn 4x100 relay team finished 15th in a time of 39.72 seconds. That time broke their own school and New England record and just missed a 12th place finish and a trip to the nationals by .25 seconds.
"Hats off to the three seniors completing their careers today -- Matt Graziano, Chinedu Amonu and John Landis and congrats to our 4x100 of Landis, Amonu, Stedman Cook and Trent Beram," said Roy.
Also on Thursday:
Senior Kevin Foster (East Lyme, Conn.) was 14th in the first round of the javelin with a best mark of 208 feet, 11 meters and just missed advancing to the nationals by two places. UConn junior Seth Zuidema (Midland Park, N.J.) was 26th with a best throw of 194 feet, eight inches.
Junior Stephon Henry (New Britain, Conn.) finished 31st in the 52.31 in the 400-meter hurdles. Henry will run in the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Freshman Cameron Thompson (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was 38th in the hammer throw at 193 feet, eight inches.
Graduate student John Landis (Philadelphia, Pa.) was 21st in the long jump at 23 feet, 9.5 inches.