March 3, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. – Victoria Flowers continues to be UConn women’s track and field constant leader as she reached the top of the podium in both the shot put (15.29m) and weight throw (19.82m) at this weekend’s ECAC Championships where the Huskies captured first place with 60.5 points. Flowers was tabbed Athlete of the Meet following her pair of gold medals.
The Huskies have now won the ECAC Championship in the last five out of six years. Connecticut now moves into second place all-time for most ECAC titles in the Championships’ 37 year history.
In her final season donning the UConn uniform, Flowers has claimed the weight throw title at the BIG EAST Championships, the New England Championships and the ECAC Championships, while taking second in the shot put at the conference meet and first at the New Englands and ECACs.
“An outstanding meet from the standpoint of the team responding to the challenge of winning without seven top mid-distance and distance teammates who were at the Armory preparing to make the NCAAs,” stated head coach Bill Morgan. “Also with over 80 teams competing there was a resilience by those in the finals to max out on their efforts. Much was learned from this meet and I believe it will reinforce our team goals and tradition.”
UConn registered four points in the 1,000 meter run as freshman Katherine Vodopia (Flemington, N.J.) finished fifth in 2:53.54.
Select UConn student-athletes will compete at the NCAA Championships next weekend. Connecticut will wait to see the final distances and times from across the nation to see what Huskies have earned the right to compete for a NCAA Championship.