Jan. 25, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Competition drew to a close for Emily Durgin at the Cherry and Silver Invite in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday afternoon. Durgin represented the University of Connecticut women’s track and field team, competing in the 3,000 meter run on Friday and racing in the mile run today.
Yesterday Durgin finished the 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:56.81 to grab fourth place. The sophomore concluded the meet today with a time of 4:59.18 in the mile run to finish seventh out of 50 runners.
“Emily is fighting a cold but did well,” said assistant coach Amy Begley. “We sent Emily to Albuquerque to experience racing at altitude. The 3,000m will be affected and she felt it. The first 2,000m were great then it caught up to her.”
Begley pointed out that Durgin excelled at altitude this weekend. “Races at altitude get converted for sea level comparisons. Her altitude conversion would be 4:52.67, which would be a personal record. I am really proud of her for racing at altitude for the first time and doubling. She is gaining experience for future championship races. Emily is continuing to put all the pieces together for a great indoor and outdoor season.”
Durgin and the Huskies return to action on Friday, Jan. 31 when they travel to State College, Pa. for the Penn State National meet.