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Women's T&F Place Second at 2017 American Championships

Alexis Panisse finished third in the 1500m run on Sunday at The American Championships
May 14, 2017

Final Results

HOUSTON –
 
The UConn women’s track and field team captured a second place finish at the 2017 American Championships accumulating 107 points. Emily Durgin received Co-Women’s Most Outstanding Track Performers with Tulane’s Jessica Duckett.

Durgin added another first place finish on Sunday in the 5000m run, completing the race in 16:33.94, setting a new stadium record with the previous time set at 16:50.42. Durgin also won the 10,000m race on Friday with a meet record time of 34:28.06

Susan Aneno had a stellar day for the Huskies taking first place in the 800m race and fifth in the 400m dash. In the 800, Aneno set a stadium record time of 2:04.97 to lift the Huskies with 10 points added on to three other Huskies that earned points in the event; Katie Foley (fourth), Alexis Panisse (sixth) and Sydnee Over (eighth).

UConn grabbed third in three other events on Sunday with Panisse finishing third in the 1500m run (4:31.25), Divine Oladipo in the discus throw (49.15) and Christine Donat in the triple jump (12.26m).


 

 

On Saturday, sophomore Courtney Akerley(Ashford, Conn.) secured a runner-up in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:26.44.

Freshman Divine Oladipo (London, U.K.) recorded a runner-up finish in the shot put event with a throw of 15.82m.

In the Javelin throw, freshman Thalia Ghalam(Midland Park, N.J.) took fourth place in the event with a throw of 46.48m.

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