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Campbell Leads Men's Track and Field to Successful Day at Lafayette-Rider Invitational

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 15, 2008) - In their last meet before next week's BIG EAST Championship, the University of Connecticut men's track and field team had a successful tune-up at the Lafayette-Rider Invitational Friday, held at the Armory in New York City. Indoor track and field captain Basil Campbell (Ewing N.J.) led the way with two wins in the non-scoring meet. He won the 60-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.05 seconds, and followed it up with a 200m dash win with a time of 21.64 seconds.

Other winners included Anthony Pomo (Saddle Brook, N.J.), who won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.84 seconds, as well as Marquis Thomas (Mattapan, Mass.), who the high jump by clearing 6-8¼. The high jump proved to be especially successful for UConn as Daniel Hutcherson (New London, Conn.) and Tyrone Faverey (Allentown, Pa.) finished right behind Thomas, each clearing 6-6¾.

Other top performers for the Huskies included Verrol Jackson (Schenectady, N.Y.), who finished in second behind Campbell in the 60-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.09 seconds. Brian Gagnon (Lowell, Mass.) was second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.74. Will Sanders (Wethersfield, Conn.) was second in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:28.55, while Faverey finished his strong day with a second place showing in the triple jump, with a distance of 48-10¾.

The BIG EAST Championship is next weekend, February 23-24 at the Armory in New York City. Events will begin at 8:00 a.m. both days and will continue throughout the day.


Final UConn Results


60-Meter Dash

1. Anthony Pomo, 6.84

7. Anthony Burris, 7.03


200-Meter Dash

1. Basil Campbell, 21.64

5. Anthony Burris, 22.31

10. Verrol Jackson, 22.38


500-Meter Dash

3. Michael Rutt, 1:04.35

12. Dan Holst, 1:06.18


800-Meter Run

2. Brian Gagnon, 1:50.74

7. Steve Iannaccone, 1:52.12

17. Andrew Smith, 1:55.63


1000-Meter Run

2. Will Sanders, 2:28.55

3. David Macklem, 2:29.11


60-Meter High Hurdles

1. Basil Campbell, 8.05

2. Verrol Jackson, 8.09

15. Kyle Rowbotham, 8.68

31. Dylan Dombrowski, 9.04


Long Jump

4. Aaron King, 23-1¾

6. Anthony Pomo, 22-9

11. Jamaal Smith, 21-9

12. Joe Staub, 21-8¼

29. Kyle Rowbotham, 20-7¼


Triple Jump

2. Tyrone Faverey, 48-10¾

3. Jamaal Smith, 48-4

4. Museveni Akanno, 47-10¾


High Jump

1. Marquis Thomas, 6-8¼

2. Daniel Hutcherson, 6-6¾

3. Tyrone Faverey, 6-6¾


Pole Vault

4. Zachary Meverden, 15-3

10. Kyle Duggan, 14-9

10. Dylan Dombrowski, 14-9

25. Sean Smith, 12-9½


Shot Put

3. Dennis Faherty, 55-2¾

4. Andrew Dubs, 53-9

16. Bryan LeBlanc, 46-9½


Weight Throw

8. Patrick Sampson, 51-11¼

10, David Roy, 51-0¼