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Huskies Headed to Boston for Valentine Invite

Feb. 9, 2018

STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men’s track and field team will head up to Boston this weekend to take part in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at the BU Track and Tennis Center in their final competition before the upcoming American Athletic Conference Championships at the end of the month.

Fans can follow live results on Lancer Timing and also watch the action online at FloTrack.  The event will feature more than 3,500 athletes representing over 90 teams including hundreds of post-collegiate athletes.  For a full list of accepted entries click HERE

“This is a performance meet and it’s a really fast track and folks come up to get qualifying times,” stated head coach Greg Roy.  “For our guys, we just came off of last weekend, we didn’t do too much this week.  Just sharping type stuff, got some rest involved.  We are going to let them get out there and see what they can do this weekend.  Then next week will work hard and the following week we head to Birmingham for the AAC meet.”

The Huskies are coming off competing at the New England Championship last weekend where they finished second in the event, coming just short of capturing a 23rd title at the annual event. 



Senior Michael O’Donnell (Methuen, Mass.) will run the mile at this weekend’s event, competing in the second fastest heat in this event.  He currently holds the second fastest time in the AAC this season (4:07.97 at Columbia).  O’Donnell won the 3,000 meters at last week’s New England meet as well as anchoring the UConn distance medley team that captured the gold with a season-best time of 12:06.48.

At last week’s meet, senior Trenten Beram (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) ran second in the 200 meters and posted the eighth fastest time in the conference this year at 21.64 seconds.  The Huskies 4x400 relay team that won at New England’s posted a season best time of 3:16.03, third fastest in league this year.