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NEW YORK – The University of Connecticut men’s track and field team is set for a busy weekend when it returns to The Armory in New York City to compete in the 2015 indoor American Athletic Conference Championship set for Feb. 28-27.
The Huskies, who claimed the inaugural indoor conference crown a year ago, will make their third appearance at The Armory this season after competing last weekend in the Roadrunner Tune-up. Day one is set to begin at 10 a.m, with the pole vault and will conclude following the distance medley relay at 4:45 p.m. Day Two will commence with the heptathlon at 9 a.m. and will round out with the 4x400m relay at 3:20. For a complete schedule of events, please CLICK HERE.
Live video and live results will be available for the entire meet and can be accessed through the links provided above. Coverage is free of charge and is available on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Fans can also follow along on Twitter at@AmericanXCTrack or with the Instagram handle @American_Conf.
Last March, the Huskies hoisted the indoor crown after finishing with 158 points, besting second-place Louisville (123 points) and Houston (116 points). The team won a pair of events en route to the championship win, claiming the 4x400 meter relay and owning the mile run. The 4x400 team finished in 3:14.23 to seal the win in the final competition of the day, while Mike O’Donnell’s gold medal in the mile run started off the final day of the meet.
Following the conclusion of the meet, the UConn coaching staff was named the conference’s Coaching Staff of the Year.
Two weeks ago, the Husky squad faced one of its biggest challenges of the season when it split up between the Tyson and Valentine Invitational. In Arkansas, the team squared off against competition in a meet featured seven of the nation’s top 10 teams based on the weekly USTFCCCA Division I rankings. In Boston, many Huskies set career-bests, including Demario Gray, who shined in the high jump, moving into second on The American’s performance list when he matched his career-best 2.05m jump en route to a fourth-place finish overall. Gray also finished 13th in the triple jump, recording a 13.53m result.
This season, UConn has earned two American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors and boasts four ECAC Division I New England Athlete of the Week nods. The team ranks sixth in the Northeast in the most recent USTFCCCA regional rankings.
“We’re excited about the meet,” said 30th-year head coach Greg Roy. “The American is different than the Big East so we’ve had to change around the nature of our team a bit. We’ve got new teams in the league with different strengths that we don’t get to see too often. We’re in a good place heading into the weekend.”
In total, UConn has won 10 indoor conference championships.
Check back with uconnhuskies.com on Friday evening for a recap of Day One.