Flowers Takes Second Place In Hammer At ECAC Championships

Emerson will compete in the 400m  finals on Sunday.
Emerson will compete in the 400m finals on Sunday. UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM

May 12, 2012


PRINCETON, N.J.- The women’s track squad concluded the first two days of the 2012 ECAC Outdoor Championships on Saturday night at Princeton’s William Weaver Track & Field Stadium. The Huskies will enter Sunday with 13 points after sophomore Allison Lasnicki earned five points and senior Victoria Flowers gained eight points for the Huskies with their top-five performances in their respective events.  

On Friday evening sophomore Allison Lasnicki (Canastota, N.Y.) took fourth place in the 5,000m run after crossing the finish line in 16:33.43 to give the Huskies five points towards their team total.

Senior Heather Wilson (Homer, N.Y.) will compete in Sunday’s final for the 1,500m run after posting a qualifying mark on Saturday with a time of 4:30.58. Joining Wilson on Sunday will be sophomore Celina Emerson (Newark, Del.) who reached the finals of the 400m dash following a time of 54.16 in the prelims, while junior Ana Groff (Orlando, Fla.) will compete in Sunday’s 800m finals qualifying with a fifth place (2:08.46) in the preliminaries.

All-American Victoria Flowers (Providence, R.I.) notched eight points for the Huskies with her second place finish in the hammer throw with a heave of 60.91m. Meanwhile, senior Danika Ham completed the javelin in 11th place with a toss of 37.61m.

The 4x400m relay squad consisting of Tiffany Daley, Emerson, Brianna Allen and Groff qualified for the finals with a time of 3:42.28.

The Huskies will conclude the ECAC Championships on Sunday, May 13 with events starting at 10 a.m. with the last event beginning approximately at 3 p.m.