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Huskies Wrap Up NCAA Championship Meet

June 8, 2018

NCAA Championship - High Jump Final Results

– The UConn Huskies wrapped up their appearance at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday night with freshman Safir Scott (Greenwich, Conn.) competing in the high jump at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

Friday night’s event took place in a steady rain with some wind that made for tough conditions for the high jump field.  The freshman Scott was one of seven rookies competing in this year’s 24 athlete field.  Scott elected to pass at the opening height of 2.08 meters (6’9.75”) and take his first jump at the second height of 2.13 meters (6’11.75”).

Scott could not clear the bar in his three attempts as the slick conditions made for some tough footing. The rookie finished with three other athletes in the event with no mark.  Kansas State freshman Tejaswin Shankar won the event, clearing a bar at 2.24 meters (7’4.25”).

He finishes his rookie season collecting a second place finish at the American Athletic Conference Championship (2.12m) followed by qualifying for his first ever NCAA title meet with an eighth place finish at the East Regional Prelim (2.11m).

On Wednesday, senior Craig Hunter (Robbinsville, N.J.) earned second team All-American status thanks to a 16th place finish in the pole vault.  Hunter cleared the bar at 5.30 meters (17’4.50”) to become a three-time All-American.