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Huskies Finish Yale Invite With Six First Place Titles

Joe Clark took first place in 3,000m

Jan. 14, 2012


NEW HAVEN, Conn.-The Huskies concluded their third straight day of competition as they traveled to New Haven, Conn. for the non-scoring Yale Collegiate Invite on Saturday. UConn’s success continued with six first place finishes, including three relay crowns.

Junior Chris Whyte (Rahway, N.J.) was the only Husky to compete in the 800 meter run and he took 8th overall in a time of 1:59.41, while freshman Bryan Fowler (Tolland, Conn.) ran the mile in 4:18.69 to finish 5th overall.

The Huskies had four athletes compete in the 3,000 meter run with senior Joe Clark (West Islip, N.Y.) claiming first place with 8:25.87. Following Clark in the event was junior Ryan McGuire (Orange, Conn.) in third place (8:29.89), junior Nick Aguila (West Hartford, Conn.) in fifth (8:30.71) and senior Scott Johnson (Old Lyme, Conn.) took ninth (8:37.84).

In the first two relays, Connecticut posted two first place seats with sophomore Chris Dailey (Dallas, Pa.),sophomore Kyle Twombly (Penfield, N.Y.) , Whyte  and sophomore Paul DeSalvo (Plymouth, Minn.) earning first place in the 4X400m relay clocking in at 3:17.44. In the 4X800m relay, Tim and Alex Bennatan (Lake Forest, Ill.), Dailey and DeSalvo finished on top with a time of 7:45.37.

T. Bennatan, A. Bennatan, DeSalvo and Tombly were first in the 4,000m Distance Medley  in 9:59.75.

In the field events, the Huskies had two first place finished and 11 top-five places.

Freshmen Mark Fuller (Monroe, Conn.) and Tobey Belton took home second and third in the high jump with leaps of 1.99m.

The Huskies claimed four of the top five spots in the pole vault with senior captain Kyle Duggan (Staten Island, N.Y.) earning a first place victory clearing 4.95m. Senior Matt Alexander (Tolland, Conn. – 4.80m), sophomore Cory Duggan (Staten Island, N.Y. -4.80m) and junior Justin Blades (Griswold, Conn.- 4.35m) took second, third and fifth, respectively.

Freshman Treval Hatcher (Riverhead, N.Y.) was the lone Husky to compete in the triple jump 13.85m for a third place finish.

UConn continued its success in the shot put with senior captain Mike Alleman (Scotch Plains, N.J.) throwing 17.54m for first place, while freshman John Wlasuk (Newtown, Conn.) was third (15.31M) and sophomore Eric Masington (Trevose, Pa.) was fourth (15.21m). Wlasuk also finished fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 14.55m.

The Huskies will continue on the road next Friday at the Great Dane Invitational in New York, N.Y.