UConn will look to improve off a stellar second-place American Athletic Conference finish in 2015 and will compete in four meets before the league competition in late October.
Connecticut kicks off its 2016 slate on Saturday, Sept. 10 when it travels to Amherst, Mass. for the Minuteman Invitational. A season ago, Connecticut posted a meet-best 53 points at the event, averaging 19:53 in the 6K race.
Six days later, the Huskies return to competition at the UB Stampede, hosted by Buffalo, on Sept. 16 before making their first appearance at the New England Championships (Oct. 8) since the 2013 campaign.
The Huskies’ final tune-up prior to the conference meet comes on Oct. 14 when the squad returns to Warwick, R.I. to take part in the 2016 Rothenburg Run. UConn captured the meet title in 2015, winning the meet with 30 points, and topping two of the top-15 teams in the USTFCCCA’s Northeast Region in Dartmouth (No. 4) and Brown (No. 11). The Huskies’ average finish time in the 8K race was 25:15, which was 20 seconds faster than the nearest competitor.
The Huskies, which posted their best conference meet finish since 1990 a season ago, will compete at the 2016 American Athletic Conference championship on Oct. 29 in Cincinnati.
NCAA action begins on Nov. 11 when the squad hits the road to Bronx, N.Y. for the Northeast Qualifier.
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