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Men's Track and Field Concludes Action at Penn Relays and Wins Eight Events at Wildcat Invitational

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 26, 2008) - The University of Connecticut men's track and field team concluded its participation in the Penn Relays on Saturday. The Huskies competed in both the 4x800-meter relay as well as the triple jump. The rest of the team traveled to the University of New Hampshire for the Wildcat Invitational where they won eight events at the non-scoring competition.

In the 4x800-meter competition, the team of Mike Rutt (Sinking Springs, Pa.), Andrew Smith (Sudbury, Mass.), Dan Holst (Smithtown, Mass.) and Brian Gagnon (Lowell, Mass.) came in 10th place with a time of 7:32.68. Museveni Akanno (Linden, N.J.) came in 16th in the Eastern Division triple jump event, with a leap of 45-9.

Sean Smith (Scotch Plains, N.J.) got the Huskies started at the Wildcat Invitational when he won the decathlon with 6,089 points. In the track events, winners included Anthony Burris (Bridgeport, Conn.), who took both the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.35 seconds, and the 200-meter dash in a time of 22.12 seconds. David Macklem (Tolland, Conn.) won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.99. Will Sanders (Wethersfield, Conn.) won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:56.49. Finally the 4x400 meter relay team was first with a time of 3:21.08.

In the field events, Tyrone Faverey (Allentown, Pa.) was first in the high jump, clearing 6-6. Jamaal Smith (Albany, N.Y.) won the triple jump with a distance of 46-2.50.

After winning the indoor title earlier this year, Connecticut will look to add the outdoor crown to their resume when they travel to Villanova, Pa. for the BIG EAST Championship on May 2-4.


UConn Results - The Penn Relays


110-Meter Hurdles

23. Basil Campbell, 14,47


400-Meter Hurdles

18. Kyle Edmonds, 53.04


4x400-Meter Relay

22. UConn, 3:12.06


4x800-Meter Relay

10. UConn, 7:32.68


Shuttle Hurdles Relay

7. UConn, 58.80


Long Jump - Eastern

9. Museveni Akanno, 23-1¾


Triple Jump - Eastern

16. Museveni Akanno, 45-9


Pole Vault - Eastern

3. Zachary Meverden, 15-5

7. Kyle Duggan, 15-1


Shot Put - College

2. Andrew Dubs, 55-1½


UConn Results - Wildcat Invitational


100-Meter Dash

1. Anthony Burris, 11.35


200-Meter Dash

1. Anthony Burris, 22.12


800-Meter Run

1. David Macklem, 1:54.99


1500-Meter Run

1. Will Sanders, 3:56.49


110-Meter Hurdles

2. Kyle Rowbotham, 15.86

5. Joe Staub, 17.07


400-Meter Hurdles

2. Alex Banach, 54.81


4x400-Meter Relay

1. UConn, 3:21.08


High Jump

1. Tyrone Faverey, 6-6


Long Jump

2. Aaron King, 22-7

3. Jamaal Smith, 22-3¾

6. Rene Coleman, 21-2


Triple Jump

1. Jamaal Smith, 46-2½

3. Tyrone Faverey, 44-5½


Shot Put

7. Joe Staub, 44-4

13. Kyle Rowbotham, 38-7


Discus Throw

2. Greg Manzolillo, 148-4

5. Aaron King, 134-4

9. Joe Staub, 127-3

13. Kyle Rowbotham, 118-1


Hammer Throw

4. Patrick Sampson, 163-0

5. Greg Manzolillo, 159-1

6. David Roy, 158-8