Jan. 10, 2014
STORRS, Conn . – After one of the finest years in program history, the University of Connecticut women’s track and field team will open its 2014 season in New Haven at the 32nd Yale Invite.
The day commences at 9:00AM with the weight throw and concludes around 5:20 with the 4x400m relays. For a complete schedule of events, click here.
2012-13 was a banner year for the Huskies, as they claimed eleven All-American titles, won a New England Championship, and captured two ECAC crowns. UConn also posted a pair of runner-up finishes in both the indoor and outdoor BIG EAST Championships while cracking the national rankings to climb as high as No. 23 in the country during the indoor season. The team was ranked No. 1 in the Northeast Region (out of nine regions nationally) for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
The team excelled not only on the track/field but in the classroom as well. As a squad, the women’s track and field program earned USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team recognition for maintaining a cumulative grade point average over 3.0. Six individual Huskies were honored as All-Academic Team members, including returning veterans Ana Groff, Brigitte Mania, and Lauren Sara.
UConn seeks to continue its winning ways behind the senior leadership of Brigitte Mania, Chantal Scott, and Brittany Power, who were named team captains in December. Mania, a four-time All-American with two nods apiece in both the 800m and the Distance Medley Relay, returns to the track for her fifth year with key experience to lead the Huskies. Sprinter/hurdler Chantal Scott posted a personal-best with an 8.64 second 60m hurdle effort last year, as well as posting a first-place finish at the Brown Invite. She will look to build on that success in her senior campaign.
“Our schedule presents a great challenge and will prepare us for two goals: win the conference championship and have great exposure at the national championships,” Coach Morgan explained.