STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut men’s track and field senior Randall Wall was named the American Athletic Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Artie O’Connor Invitational Friday, as announced by the league Tuesday.
The senior from Plainfield, N.J. turned in a career-best 8.15 time in the 60m hurdles to claim first-place in that event. Wall’s final time marked the third-fastest in the American Athletic Conference this season.
“This award couldn’t go to a more deserving athlete,” UConn head coach Greg Roy said, “Randii has made himself into a division I hurdler. His intense belief in himself and his incredible enthusiasm for the event has translated into an excellent career. I know he can’t wait to get down to Birmingham this weekend and compete for a conference championship.
Wall’s first-place title was one of eight on the team, which bolstered UConn to an overall first-place finish, 100 points ahead of the second-place team.
The award marks UConn’s first Track Athlete of the Week nod this season.
Wall and the rest of the Huskies will turn their attention to the 2017 American Athletic Conference indoor championship, which is set for Feb. 24-25 in Birmingham, Ala.