Jan. 28, 2011
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STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's track and field team will return to The Armory in New York, N.Y. this weekend when they participate in the Saturday Night at the Armory meet on January 29. Both track and field events will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the last race of the evening, the 4x400 meter relay, scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m.
"This will be two heavy duty weekends of Competition for us in a row, and it will be good to see what we can do after going hard last weekend," head coach Greg Roy said. "We will be running against some of the top teams in the country and it is great to get that opportunity this early in the season. Coming down to the Armory is a big deal for us because it allows everyone in the New York region to see what UConn men's track and field is all about."
The Huskies will be competing against 12 teams from around the area, including three that rank in the top-10 of their respective regions after the first USTFCCCA Regional Index of the season. Following the first two weeks of competition, UConn is also ranked in their region, earning the No. 1 ranking in the Northeast Region by the USTFCCCA with a score of 360.54, just beating out second place Cornell (358.56). Last weekend the Huskies earned their first team title of the season, bringing home the Great Dane Invitational crown with six first place finishes and three second place finishes.
Entering the meet, 12 Huskies have recorded a top-five BIG EAST mark in their respective events, led by Kevin Steinberg (Langhorne, Pa.) who has the leading time in the 60m dash with his school record 6.73 that he posted at the Yale Collegiate Invitational earlier this month. Also holding a top time in the BIG EAST is the distance medley relay team of Alex Bennatan (Lake Forest, Ill.), Tim Bennatan (Lake Forest, Ill.), Chris Dailey (Dallas, Pa.) and Dan Holst (Smithtown, N.Y.) who posted a 10:01.97 also at the Yale Collegiate Invitational.
Last season the Huskies finished fourth at the Saturday Night at the Armory meet after earning points in 14 of the 15 events that they competed in. UConn had five top-three finishes on the night, including a second place showing in the 1,000m run by Alex Bennatan and third place finishes in the 60m dash and the 200m dash from Steinberg.