May 2, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. - The Huskies entered day two of the 2014 American Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday afternoon in Tampa, Fla. A rainy Friday made for challenging conditions but the student-athletes powered through for some strong performances.
The women picked up 15 points on the opening day of competition thanks to the efforts of four Huskies. Emily Durgin, who received the most outstanding performer at the indoor conference championships in the beginning of March, took home a silver medal in the 1000m run with a time of 35:07.88. Finishing just after her in fourth place was Lauren Sara, who clocked 35:32.96. Durgin's second place finish picked up eight points for UConn while Sara earned five.
Terra Briody represented the Huskies in the 3,000m steeplechase. Her time of 11:18.00 was good for seventh place and two points to Connecticut.
Competing in the multi-events, Saija Bikanova entered day two after four events with 2,494 points in the heptathlon. On Friday she posted a pair of sixth place finishes in the 200m dash and 100m hurdles and two third-place results in the high jump and shot put.