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    Huskies Start Season With Five First-Place Finishes at Yale Invitational

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    NEW HAVEN, CT (January 11) - The University of Connecticut men’s indoor track and field team opened their season with 23 Top-Five finishes in 16 events at the Yale Invitational on Friday and Saturday, January 10 and 11.

    The Huskies swept the competition in the pentathlon (55-meter high hurdles, 1000 meter, high jump, long jump, shot put), finishing 1-2-3 with sophomore Chad Caldwell (Bayport, NY) leading the pack with 3565 points. He was followed closely by teammates Cody Kretschmer (Chester, NH) and Joe DiCola (Courtland Manor, NY).

    On Saturday, UConn picked up four more first place finishes. Rick Gross (Nanuet, NY) finished the 55-meter high hurdles in a time of 7.60, the 4x800 relay team picked up a first place finish with a time of 7:53.46. Mike Deibler (Monroe, NY) led the high-jumpers with a height of 6’7". The pole vaulting squad had a very successful day, with four of the top five vaulters representing the Huskies’ squad. Chris Mazza (Toms River, NJ) cleared a height of 15’3" for the top spot in the event.

    UConn Finishers Listed Below:

    Pentathlon
    1. Chad Caldwell, 3565
    2. Cody Kretshmer, 3478
    3. Joe DiCola, 3426

    55 Meter Dash
    3. Ernest Holloway, 6.55

    800 Meter Run
    5. Dave Higgs, 2:00.75

    Mile Run
    2. Eric Fleckenstein, 4:20.98
    4. Joel Legare, 4:22.52
    7. Logan Jones, 4:25.93
    8. Pat Blake, 4:27.37

    55 Meter High Hurdles
    1. Rick Gross, 7.60
    2. Mike Delgado, 7.78
    4. Marcus Siwemike, 8.05
    5. Mike Boney, 8.09

    4x400 Meter Relay
    Fourth Place, 3:25.03

    4x800 Meter Relay
    First Place, 7:53.46

    High Jump
    1. Mike Deibler, 6-7
    5. Rich Torok, 6-5
    8. Mike Delgado, 6-1.25

    Pole Vault
    1. Chris Mazza, 15-3
    2. Jake Radzevich, 14-9
    3. Mark Malatesta, 14-9
    5. Jonas Tepaske, 14-3.25

    Long Jump
    2. Brian Egy, 21-4.25
    13. Mark Godoy, 19-8.75

    Shot Put
    4. Will Thomas, 49-9
    6. Steve McGovern, 46-9
    16. Mike Boney, 40-8.75
    30. Jeremy Duffy, 32-2.25

    35-lb. Weight Throw
    4. Luke Thayer, 51-11.75
    5. John Barth, 51-6.5
    6. Jeremy Duffy, 50-4.75
    10. Steve McGovern, 44-11.5