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Men's Track Finishes Fourth At Brown Invitational

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 15, 2006) - The University of Connecticut men's track and field team finished in fourth place with 62 points at the Brown Invitational on Saturday. Fourteen Huskies finished in the top-10 of events at the meet.

In the 400m dash, sophomore Johanssy Joseph (Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.) finished in eighth place with a time of 50.53 seconds. Junior Edwin Campbell (Silver Spring, Md.) followed him across the line in 10th place in a time of 50.76.

In the hurdle events, freshman Verrol Jackson (Schenectady, N.Y.) captured third in both the 110m hurdles and in the 400m hurdles. He had a time of 14.72 in the 110m and 54.94 in the 400m. Freshman Michael DuPaul (East Haven, Conn.) was seventh in the 400m hurdles in a time of 56.50. As a team, the Huskies finished fourth in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:20.06.

UConn also saw great success in the field events, as junior Jonas TePaske (Freehold, N.J.) took third in the pole vault with a height of 4.45m. Senior Aaron Isaacs (Danbury, Conn.) had two top-10 finishes on the day, with a seventh place in the discus with a throw of 44.41m and he also took second in the hammer throw in a distance of 55.04m.

The Huskies had a stranglehold on the javelin throw competition, with freshman Jim Roy (Simsbury, Conn.) taking second with a throw of 64.66m. Sophomore Andrew Firger (Haverhill, Mass.) was fifth with a throw of 58.28m, followed by freshman Rob Lasko (North Branford, Conn.) in sixth with a throw of 57.80m, senior Earlando Torres in seventh in 56.86m and sophomore Thomas Landry (Athol, Mass.) was eighth with a distance of 56.69m.

Host Brown University captured the team title with 249 points and was followed in second place by Yale University with 149 points. Southern Connecticut State University was third with 137.50 points.

The Huskies will be in action next on Saturday, April 22 when they play host to the second UConn Invitational of the season at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. The meet will begin at 10:00 a.m.