Five UConn runners turn in personal best performances
Huskies closing in on American Athletic Conference Tournament.
Huskies finish fifth overall after Saturday's events.
The Huskies set new personal bests and top-ranked conference times.
The Huskies kick off their 2017 indoor season with three first-place finishes.
- Placed fifth in hammer throw (52.37m) at Miami Hurricane Collegiate Invitational.
- Bronze medal in hammer throw (49.76m) at Brown Springtime Invitational.
- Took ninth in hammer throw (54.05m) at American Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
- Finished third in weight throw at the Wagner Invite and fifth at the Nittany Lion Challenge.
- Bronze medal finishes in weight throw at the Columbia East-West Challenge (18.24m) and Armory Track Invitational (18.58m).
- Placed 10th in weight throw at both the American and IC4A/ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships.
- Placed fourth in hammer throw (50.78m) at UConn Northeast Challenge.
- Finished seventh in hammer throw (53.08m) at Larry Ellis Invitational.
- Earned silver medal in hammer throw (50.49m) at Brown Springtime Open.
- Placed 11th in hammer throw (50.75m) at American Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
- Gold medal in weight throw (16.59m) at Yale Collegiate Invitational.
- Silver medal in weight throw (16.55m) at NYC Gotham Cup and at David Hemery Valentine Invitational (16.67m).
- Bronze medal in weight throw at John Thomas Terrier Invitational (16.83m).
- Finished 15th in weight throw at American Indoor Track and Field Championships and 11th at IC4A/ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships.
- Took fourth in hammer throw at the UConn Invitational (50.56m)
- Competed in hammer throw at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge, placing sixth (49.99)
- Competed in weight throw at the ECAC Championship, placing sixth (17.76m)
- Took first in weight throw at the Yale Invitational (17.05m)
- Captured second in weight throw at the Sorlien Invitational (17.77m)
Before UConn:Competed for four years at Luella High School, 3-time State qualifier, and 4-time letter winner,....Placed 4th Georgia State Meet shot put, Coached by Martin Seay... Captain during her junior and senior season... 3-time New Balance All American in Weight Throw and 4-time New Balance All American in Hammer Throw... 3-time USATF National Champion Hammer Throw, best throw (182'01), coached by Mike Judge.
Personal:Daughter of Vincent and Jocelyn Thomas... Has one sister Chelsey, who competed for Auburn, and one brother, Jordan, who runs track at Georgia Tech... Born Feb. 16, 1996... A nursing major.