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