March 15, 2010
STORRS, Conn. - For the second straight year, sophomore Victoria Flowers earned All-America status with her second place finish at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. The two-time All-American led the way for the UConn program after entering the weekend ranked 12th in the nation.
With four individuals competing at the championship in five events, the Huskies were represented well among the best women's track and field collegiate athletes in the country.
Flowers' throw of 21.44 meters (70' 4 ¼) is the third best throw in the country this year as she set a personal record in each of her first three throws. Her mark is also a new UConn record, beating out her own record set at 20.74.
Flowers has a remarkable indoor season this year as a sophomore as she won the New Balance Intercollegiate Invitational with a then personal best of 66-6½ (20.28m), ranking her first in the Northeast Region. She also won this year's New England and ECAC titles.
UConn three-time All-American Carin Knight finished in a tie for 12th place in the high jump with a mark of 1.78 meters (5-10). Knight was ranked 13th going into the weekend's competition.
Phylicia George ran in the 60 meter hurdles for the Huskies, finishing in 11th place in the preliminaries with a time of 8.24. Her run broke the school record mark, which she already held at 8.32.
Trisha-Ann Hawthorne competed in two events for the Huskies over the weekend as she placed 12th in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.37 and 16th in the 200 meter with a time of 23.92. Hawthorne had another stellar season for the Huskies this year as she won BIG EAST, New England and ECAC titles in the 200, while in the 60 meter dash she picked up the first place crown at the BIG EAST Championship. She went into the weekend ranked 10th in the nation in the 60 meter and 13th in the 200.
UConn's outdoor season will begin on March 18 as the Huskies will compete at the three-day Hurricane Invitational in Miami, Fla. Results and information can be found at UConnHuskies.com.