STORRS, Conn. – Junior Malik Snead sits atop the Heptathlon standings after day one of the UConn Multi Event Challenge on Thursday afternoon at Hugh Greer Field House. Final results can be viewed above.
Snead (Trenton, N.J.) highlighted the opening four events on Thursday by setting a UConn school record in the long jump with a 7.67 M mark. Snead’s 2969 total after the completion of the 60 M dash, long jump, shot put and high jump puts him in first place, ahead of teammate Jordan Torney.
Torney (Tom’s River, N.J.) led the Huskies with a 12.32 M throw in the shot put. The sophomore also won his heat in the 60 M dash with a time of 7.22 seconds.
Freshman Samuel Rusak (Scarborough, Maine) scored a 11.61 M throw in the shot put, second-best on the team and produced a 1.85 M high jump mark to land in fifth place in the overall standings.
Benjamin Grosse (Wayzata, Minn.) tied with Snead for the team lead with a 1.95 M performance in the high jump. The freshman is currently in seventh place in his first home meet as a Husky.
Sophomore Nile Uzzell secured the best meet time in the 60 M dash with his sprint of 7.13 seconds.
The Huskies will close out the final three events in the Heptathlon and participate in the Pentathlon beginning Friday at noon. Check in for updates throughout the meet on @UConnMTrack on twitter.