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    Men's Track and Field Finishes Second in Outdoor BIG EAST Championship

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    VILLANOVA, Pa. (May 4, 2008) - The University of Connecticut men's track and field team came in second place in the outdoor BIG EAST Championship over the weekend for the second consecutive year. UConn finished the event with 105 points. Notre Dame won the conference title with 122.50 points.

    After Andrew Dubs (Holland, Pa.) won the shot put title on Saturday, two more Huskies joined him with individual titles on Sunday. Basil Campbell (Ewing, N.J.) won his second career individual BIG EAST outdoor title when he took the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.17 seconds. Michael Rutt (Sinking Spring, Pa.) won his first ever BIG EAST title when he took the 800-meter run with a time of 1:48.08.

    Other top track performances on Sunday included Campbell finishing his day with a fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.53 seconds, and a fifth place finish in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.22 seconds. Troy Rochester (Danbury, Conn.) was fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.95 seconds. Anthony Burris (Bridgeport, Conn.) was fifth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.86 seconds. The top relay team for Connecticut was their 4x400-meter team of Rochester, Burris, Campbell and Brian Gagnon (Lowell, Mass.) that finished third with a time of 3:12.39.

    In the field events run on Sunday, Daniel Hutcherson (New London, Conn.) took second in the triple jump with a jump of 50-5½. Patrick Sampson (Middletown, R.I.) was the top finisher for the Huskies in the hammer throw. He came in sixth with a toss of 171-11.

    UConn returns to  the outdoor New England Championship next weekend for the first time since 2005. The meet will take place May 9-10 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

     

    Final Team Scoring

    1. Notre Dame, 122.50

    2. UConn, 105

    3. Louisville, 93

    4. Cincinnati, 80

    5. Rutgers, 78

    6. Georgetown, 76

    7. USF, 63

    8. Villanova 56

    9. Syracuse 55

    10. Pittsburgh, 45

    11. Seton Hall, 31

    12. DePaul, 23

    13. Providence, 15

    14. Marquette, 14.50

     

    Complete UConn Results

    100-Meter Dash

    4. Basil Campbell, 10.53

     

    200-Meter Dash

    1. Basil Campbell, 21.17

     

    400-Meter Dash

    5. Troy Rochester, 48.95

     

    800-Meter Run

    1. Michael Rutt, 1:48.08

    8. Brian Gagnon, 1:52.93

     

    110-Meter Hurdles

    4. Basil Campbell, 14.22

     

    400-Meter Hurdles

    5. Anthony Burris, 52.86

    7. Kyle Edmonds, 53.31

     

    3000-Meter Steeplechase

    4. Will Sanders, 9:07.99

     

    4x100-Meter Relay

    5. UConn, 41.77

     

    4x400-Meter Relay

    3. UConn, 3:12.39

     

    4x800-Meter Relay

    5. UConn, 7:33.87

     

    Long Jump

    8. Museveni Akanno, 23-2¾

    9. Anthony Pomo, 22-4¼

     

    Triple Jump

    2. Daniel Hutcherson, 50-5½

    6. Museveni Akanno, 48-5½

    7. Jamaal Smith, 48-4

    9. Aaron King, 46-11

    14. Tyrone Faverey, 45-9¼

     

    High Jump

    6. Daniel Hutcherson, 6-8¼

    9. Marquis Thomas, 6-6¼

     

    Pole Vault

    11. Kyle Duggan, 14-9

    13. Dylan Dombrowski, 14-3¼

     

    Shot Put

    1. Andrew Dubs, 60-3¼

     

    Discus Throw

    12. Gregory Manzolillo, 153-8

    17. Andrew Dubs, 138-10

     

    Hammer Throw

    6. Patrick Sampson, 171-11

    12. Gregory Manzolillo, 158-5

     

    Javelin Throw

    10. Dylan Dombrowski, 180-0

     

    Decathlon

    3. Aaron King, 6,671 points

    5. Sean Smith, 6,608 points

    6. Kyle Rowbotham, 6,595 points

    7. Joseph Staub, 6,544 points

    8. Dylan Dombrowski, 6,324 points