Jan. 15, 2012
NEW YORK, N.Y.-The Huskies opened the 2012 indoor campaign with a bang as they claimed first place overall at Saturday Night at the Armory in New York, N.Y. Freshman Lindsay Crevoiserat (Glastonbury, Conn.) broke the all-time school record in the 3,000m run at her first collegiate competition.
“It was a nice opener with some impressive performances. We will build on this and return next week to the Great Dane Classic,” said Head Coach Bill Morgan. “If we can close the gap in several areas where we are underperforming and our champions build toward those national level performances we should be fine. The challenges are there, we will see what the team does with them.”
Juniors Danielle Lyte (Burlington, Ontario) and Kewanna Donaldson (Enfield, Conn.) finished fourth (7.68) and fifth (7.72) in the 60m dash, respectively. Donaldson was also the top Husky in the 200m dash clocking in at 25.16 for a sixth place finish.
Returning All-American Celina Emerson (Newark, Del.) wasted no time as she kicked off her sophomore campaign with a first place finish in the 400m dash. Freshman Nyanka Joseph (Brooklyn, N.Y.-56.47) and sophomore Tiffany Daley (Northborough, Mass.- 57.11) also finished in the top-five of the event with fourth and fifth place.
Junior Ana Groff (Orlando, Fla.) was the lone Husky to compete in the 500m dash and claimed third place in a time of 1:16.86.
The Huskies continued to claim seats in the top-five of each event with senior Shelby Donahue (Griswold, Conn.) and freshman Terra Briody (Ridgefield, Conn.) finished fourth (2:17.48) and fifth (2:19.80), respectively.
The Huskies owned the top three spots in the mile with junior Shauna McNiff (Hingham, Mass.) finishing first in 4:53.74. Following McNiff was senior Courtney Dinnan (Hamden, Conn.) in second with a time of 4:58.06 and sophomore Allison Lasnicki (Canastota, N.Y.) in third with a time of 4:58.35.
Crevoiserat won the 3,000m run in a record-breaking 9:29.78 as senior Heather Wilson (Homer, New York) was shortly behind for a second place finish in a time of 9:34.88.
In the relays, the Huskies finished second in both the 4X400m and 4X800m.
UConn claimed the first three seats in the high jump as sophomore Natasha McLaren (Stroudsburg, PA) took first (1.78m), junior Ilva Bikanova (Madonas, Latvia) finished second (1.78m) and junior Jasmine Cribb (Naugatuck, Conn.) was third with a leap of 1.74m.
Junior Whitney Holder (Middletown, Conn.) was the only Husky to compete in the long jump as finished first with a leap of 5.92m.
The Huskies will return to New York next week for the Great Dane Classic on Friday, Jan. 20.