Feb. 6, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- The Huskies return to action on Friday when they head back to the Armory in New York to compete at the Lafayette Rider Winter Games where events are slated to begin at 1 p.m. Connecticut is coming off a strong performance at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup where they finished in second behind the hosting Nittany Lions.
UConn was led by junior Darnell Cummings at the Penn State meet where the Millbrook, N.Y. native posted two first place finishes. Cummings finished first in the 60 meter dash for a new personal best of 6.78 while also tying UConn’s all-time fastest mark in the race. He also reached the top spot in the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.45.
“We have definitely held Darnell back, and his training has shown him to be ready for those types of performances,” head coach Greg Roy commented. “ This was a great meet for him, as well as the rest of our sprint squad, Kevin Smith and Jesse Drinks were tough as nails also. Darnell has clear goals for the season, none of them involve losing a race.”
Also notching a first place title at the Sykes and Sabock Challenge Cup was senior Ryan McGuire who completed the 5,000 meter run in 14:47.78.
Connecticut saw 12 Huskies set new personal bests at the meet with senior Josh Faboyede smashing his previous record of 18.83m in the weight throw with a fourth place finish after a toss of 19.44m.
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