Jan. 26, 2012
STORRS, Conn.-The men's track and field team will travel to the Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston, Mass on Friday, Jan. 27th. The Huskies look to build upon last week's impressive first place finish at the Great Dane Invitational held in New York, N.Y. as they are now ranked number one in the Northeast Region according to USTFCCCA.
"This is a great New England based invitational for us to be competing in and should be a strong team event," stated Head Coach Greg Roy. "We will be mixing up our lineup for this weekend's invite. It should be a great progression meet towards the BIG EAST Championships."
As UConn continues its season, the squad will look for direction from Roy, and will rely on continued strong performances from its underclassmen. Sophomore Noel James (Whitman, Mass.) is ranked 16th in the country in the high jump and freshman Amanze Williams (New Haven, Conn.) is having a remarkable start to his career and is ranked 8th in the long jump.
In addition to the strong accolades of the underclassmen, many veteran teammates have also had excellent starts to this season. Such notable performances include junior Joe Clark (West Islip, N.Y.) who became ranked 4th in the country in the mile with a time of 4:03.25 at the Great Dane Classic last week. Also excelling in competition are junior Nick Aguila (West Hartford, Conn.) who is ranked 49th in the country in the 5,000m and senior Alex Bennatan (Lake Forest, Ill.) who is ranked 50th in the country in the 800m. Their leadership, combined with a talented underclass should make for an exciting showing at the Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games and hopefully prove to be rewarding as UConn continues its quest for a conference championship.
Check back tomorrow for the recap and results of the Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games.