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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

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.