April 24, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – UConn track and field will look for a strong showing this weekend as they travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2014 Penn Relays April 24-26. The Penn Relays are the first and oldest of meets in the sport and this season marks the 120thconsecutive season the University of Pennsylvania will play host to the event. Last year, the three-day attendance total reached 111,284.
A complete schedule of events has been posted above, with live streaming available via Flotracker. Saturday’s competition will be nationally televised on NCA Sports from 12:30-3:00 p.m. ET. Live results will also be posted and can be reached by clicking on the link above.
UConn enters the weekend meet coming off an excellent performance at its final home meet of the season, the New England Challenge Meet. The Huskies collected 14 top finishes en route to a 51-point margin of victory over their nearest competitor in Southern Connecticut.
Among the numerous highlights from the weekend, freshman pole vaulter Craig Hunter captured the event with a personal-best height of 5.20m in challenging wind conditions. Darnell Cummings paced Connecticut with two of its 14 top finishes, owning both the 100m and 200m dashes.
Also finding success, though not in Storrs, was sophomore Bryan Fowler. The distance competitor represented the Huskies at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton University. Fowler rank in the 5k, finishing 15th by clocking a personal-best time of 14:19.65.
Connecticut will look for big performances this weekend as its last competition before traveling to Tampa, Fla. for the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship. UConn, who captured the first-ever AAC Indoor Championship in early March, will look to make a clean sweep in The American’s inaugural season.
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