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Women's Track Wins the UConn Invitational

April 15, 2017

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STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s track and field team cruised past the competition at the UConn Invitational on Saturday, the only home meet at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex for the Huskies this season.

UConn defeated five other teams, scoring 200 points on the day with Rhode Island finishing in second with 159. Northeastern (64.5), Southern Connecticut State (60), Albany (54) and Central Connecticut (45.50) rounded-out the results.

For the complete results of the meet, please CLICK HERE.

Senior Alexis Panisse, senior Taylor Anderson, junior Ashley Wiggins, sophomore Susan Aneno and freshman Divine Oladipo each earned a pair of first-place finishes on Saturday, while the Huskies accounted for 12 first-place honors throughout the day.

In the 4x400 meter relay, the team of Sydnee Over, Kristine Cherrington, Susan Aneno and Panisse took first in a time of 3:43.42. Earlier in the day, the team of Elise Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Taylor Woods and Ashley Wiggins placed first in the 4x100 meter relay.

Oladipo took first in the shot put (15.92m) and discus throw (48.26m), while freshman Thalia Ghalam threw a 44.62m javelin – good for first as well.

Wiggins finished first in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 14.27, while Panisse ran the 800 meter in 2:12.09 for a gold-medal finish. Aneno won the 400 meter dash in a time of 54.47.

Among other first-place finishes for the Huskies were sophomore Courtney Akerley in the 3000 meter steeplechase, graduate student Emily Durgin in the 1500 meter run, Taylor Anderson in the 100 meter dash and sophomore Mary Monda Oewel in the 5000 meter run.

Next up for the Huskies is the Larry Ellis Invite on Friday in Princeton, N.J. The Penn Relays await after that on April 27 in Philadelphia, Pa.