Jan. 16, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s track and field team will travel to Armory in New York City and compete at the Great Dane Invitational tomorrow afternoon. The meet will serve as the squad’s first scored meet of the season after the Huskies posted eight first-place finishes and set seven new personal-bests last week at the Yale Invite.
Last year’s Connecticut claimed first place in the meet and were paced by thrower Victoria Flowers’ two first-place finishes. Flowers is currently helping as a volunteer assistant coach and mentoring Megan Chapman, who claimed gold in the weight throw last week at the Yale Invite. Also in the field events UConn will hope for a big performance from Natasha McLaren who claimed first place at last year’s Invite and opened her senior year atop the podium in the high jump last week at Yale.
Senior captain Chantal Scott will look to improve on a sixth place finish in the 60m hurdles at last year’s Invite. Scott started the season off strong at Coxe Cage with the top finish and personal-best time of 8.63 seconds. The Huskies will also look to the 4x400m relay squad, which captured first place last week and owns the school record, to have a good showing.
The meet is set to begin at 12:30pm tomorrow afternoon. Results will be posted on www.uconnhuskies.com as soon as they become available