April 20, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s track and field wrapped up weekend action at both the Larry Ellis Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Taylor Anderson had a strong showing to lead the Huskies, capturing the 100m dash and placing second in the 200m dash.
In Walnut, California, Brigitte Mania and Abby Mace represented the Huskies at the world renowned Mt. SAC Relays. Mania captured fourth in the 1500m run in 4:21.04 while Mace concluded the 5000m run in a time of 17:22.11.
In Princeton, New Jersey, the Huskies tallied a pair of first-place finishes and ten top-five results on Saturday afternoon at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Anderson accounted for one of UConn’s top finishes with an 11.80 second run in the 100m dash to grab the gold. She would also post a second place finish in the 200m dash in a time of 23.89, followed by Deysha Smith-Jenkins in third (24.19).
Connecticut’s other gold medal came in the long jump, where Sarah Bowens won with a leap of 6.01m. Brittany Power added a sixth-place finish in the same event, jumping for 11.89m.
The 4x100m relay team took home second place for the Huskies with a time of 46.02. Chantal Scott led off the run, followed by Taylor Anderson on the second leg, Smith-Jenkins on the third stretch and Nyanka Joseph closing with the anchor leg.
Saija Bikanova clinched the silver medal in the high jump after clearing 1.76m. She also took him fifth in the shot put with a heave of 12.88m. Megan Chapman also recorded a top-five finish in the discus throw, taking the bronze with a 42.81m launch. Connecticut received a fourth place finish from Odrine Belot in the triple jump after she recorded a distance of 12.59m.
The Huskies owned the 400m dash, posting four top-ten finishes in the event. Nyanka Joseph took the bronze medal in 54.10, followed by Faith Dismuke in seventh place in 55.12. Smith-Jenkins locked up eighth place in 55.16 seconds and Tiffany Daley completed the 7-8-9 finish in 55.71.
In 100m hurdles action, senior Chantal Scott paced the UConn effort with a 14.21 second result, good for sixth place. Madalyne Smith took ninth in 14.30 seconds.