STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's track and field team will travel to Armory in New York City and compete at the Great Dane Invitational tomorrow afternoon. The meet will serve as the squad's first scored meet of the season after the Huskies posted eight first-place finishes and set seven new personal-bests last week at the Yale Invite. Last year's Connecticut claimed first place in the meet and were paced by thrower Victoria
Eight UConn Athletes Set Personal Bests on Saturday in New Haven
Seven-time All-American UConn standout thrower Victoria Flowers joins the Connecticut coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2013-14 season.
Flowers graduated in May as one of the most decorated athletes in UConn history with seven all-american accolades in the hammer throw, shot put, and weight throw. In total, the Providence, R.I. native finished her collegiate career with three New England Championships, three first-place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships, and four ECAC titles.
In April, Flowers broke her own personal best to re-set the school record in the hammer throw with a 64.78m toss. She also owns UConn's records in the shot put (16.18m) and the 20 lb. weight (22.24m). Flowers holds the New England Championships record in the weight throw with a 20.74m effort
The USTFCCCA tabbed Flowers as the Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year following an exceptional senior campaign. The BIG EAST Conference named her a recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Award, recognizing her impressive career of athletic feats in addition to her work in the classroom. To be eligible for the honors, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.0-or-better cumulative grade point average.