BOSTON, Mass. – Susan Aneno of the University of Connecticut women’s track and field team earned a gold medal in the 800m race at the ECAC/IC4A DI Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend. Aneno led the Huskies to a seventh place finish.
“Following a very competitive AAC conference meet, we brought a few athletes to the ECAC’s and we had great success,” said Head Coach JJ Clark. “Susan Aneno picked up another victory and Kat Surin placed fourth with a personal best time. Katie Foley and a few other athletes has a very successful weekend.”
Over the course of three days, UConn accumulated 30 points to finish seventh in a field of 41 teams. Liberty took home the crown garnering 84.5 points, while UAlbany (67.5) and Cornell (48) rounded out the top three.
Aneno earned the Huskies only first place victory of the meet. Aneno crossed the finish line with a time of 2:09.43 to stand atop the podium. Teammate Mia Nahom also placed in the event with a time of 2:11.20, good for sixth overall.
Kat Surin ran her most successful race of the season as the sprinter turned in a personal best time of 54:02 in the 400m race. Her time earned her a bronze medal and provided the team with six points. In the 500m race Katie Foley stood among the best with a 1:13.40 performance and a fifth place finish.
In the field events, the Huskies landed two athletes in the top-10 of their respective events. In the shot put, Divine Oladipo threw for a distance of 15.23m (fifth place) and Amaris Blount finished seventh in the weight through with a 17.63m performance.
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