Jan. 17, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- Coming off their first place overall finish in the Armoy Invite last weekend, the UConn women's track team looks to continue their momentum into the Great Dane Classic this Friday in New York, NY. Events are slated to begin at 12:30 p.m.
The Huskies were outstanding in their opening meet as they dominated competition winning the meet with a total of 204 points, while second place Penn notched 105.5 points.
UConn had a strong showing from its underclassmen with many Huskies competing in their opening collegiate meet and posting top-five finishes, while the squad had four first place finishes from its veteran All-Americans.
Senior All-American Victoria Flowers led the team at the Armory with two first place finishes in the shot put and the weight throw earning herself this week’s BIG EAST Field Athlete of the week. Flowers' toss in the shot put of 16.43m (53' 11") ranks second in the BIG EAST and 9th in the nation this season. In the weight throw, her distance of 20.84m (68' 4 1/2") ranks her first in the BIG EAST and third in the nation.
Also registering first place finishes at the Armory was junior All-American Celina Emerson in the 400m (56.04), freshman Laura Williamson in the 800m run (2:20.43), junior Madalayne Smith in the 60m hurdles (8.59), freshman Odrine Belot in the triple jump (11.96m) and junior All-American Ilva Bikanova in the high jump (1.74m). Additionally, UConn’s 4x400 relay squad of Tiffany Daley, Emerson, Ana Groff and Nyanka Joseph took first place.
Returning to New York this weekend, the Huskies hope to build off this first place overall finish and continue their success in the Great Dane Classic.