March 2, 2013
BOSTON, Mass.- The UConn women’s track and field team sits in first place at the conclusion of the first day of the ECAC Championships as the team has 38.50 points. Second place George Mason has 19 points. Connecticut also had three Huskies qualify for Sunday’s finals in addition to the 4x400 meter relay.
Victoria Flowers (Providence, R.I.) added another title to her extensive resume on Saturday when she led the Huskies at the ECAC Championships with a first place finish in the weight throw posting a toss of 19.82m.
Once again UConn was outstanding in the high jump with three Huskies finishing in the top-five and notching 19.50 points towards the team total. Ilva Bikanova (Madonas, Latvia) reached the top of the podium with a leap of 1.78m, while Natasha Mclaren (Stroudsburg, Pa.) was third (1.78m) and Jasmine Cribb (Naugatuck, Conn.) finished fifth (1.75m).
Katherine Vodopia (Flemington, N.J.) qualified for Sunday’s 1,000 meter run final after finishing eighth in the prelims with a time of 2:52.19.
The Huskies totaled nine points in the triple jump with Brittany Power (Warwick, R.I.) finishing fourth with a leap of 12.27m and Odrine Belot (Elmont, N.Y.) taking fifth (12.18m).
UConn will finish the ECAC Championships on Sunday, check back to uconnhuskies.com for full results and recap.