PRINCETON, N.J. - The UConn women's track and field team competed at the Larry Ellis Invitational this weekend at Princeton. For a full summary of results, CLICK HERE.
Freshman Divine Oladipo (London, U.K.) was superb this weekend, setting a school recordf in the shot put and a personal best in the discus. Oladipo set a school record in the shot put with a 16.64-meter throw taking second place in the event. She followed it up with by a runner-up placement in the discus with a personal-best throw of 49.53-meter.
"Divine had an outstanding weekedn with a school record in the shot and a personal best in the discus," said head coach J.J. Clark. "We left a few home to rest as we have the Penn Relyas on Thursday, but were able to use this meet to sharpen up in several different areas that will prepare us for the conference meet."
Tia Strackman (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) turned in a couple quality performances. The freshman took ninth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.92) and 13th in the 100-meter hurdles (14.72).
The Huskies secured top 10 finishes in the 800-meter Elite and 800-meter Division 2. In the 800, Susan Aneno ran to an eighth place finish with a time of 2:06.50. Sophomore Lindsey Kane (Turnersville, N.J.) captured fifth in the Division 2 race (2:14.12).
Freshman Danielle Jordan (Clifton, Park, and N.Y.) placed 10th in the 1500-meter Elite competition running the race in 4:40.33.
In javelin, freshman Thalia Ghalem (Midland Park, N.J.) threw 41.07 meters to take home eighth place in the event
In the 4 X 400 relay, the Huskies recorded a fourth and ninth place finish in the relays. The team of Kristina Cherrington, Aneno, Sydnee Over and Kat Surin ran the race in 3:50.95 to take fourth.
The Huskies resume action on Thursday, April 27 at the Penn Relays.