Jan. 23, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women’s track and field team is set to compete at Boston University’s Terrier Classic tomorrow in Boston. The meet opens with field events beginning at 2pm on Friday, followed by the unseeded heat of the women’s 3,000 Meter run. For a complete listing of event times, click here.
“We have a great lineup of athletes for the Terrier Classic,” said Coach Amy Begley. “Meg Chapman will start the day off competing in the weight throw. Her mentor, Victoria Flowers, holds the meet record in both the weight throw and the shot put.” Also looking to have a strong showing for Connecticut will be transfer junior Kelly Myers, who is making her debut as a Husky in her first indoor meet.
UConn mid-distance runners will compete in the 800 meter and the 1,000 meter runs, with Abby Mace racing in the mile run. In the jumping department, Sarah Bowens will look to continue improving in the long jump after posting a 5.75 meter leap last week at the Great Dane Classic.
The meet will conclude with the 4x400 meter relay team. UConn’s excellent relay teams will show off the speed and teamwork of the Huskies.
“This is our third meet of the season and we are expecting to see improvements and personal bests,” concluded coach Begley.
Durgin To Compete At The Cherry and Silver Invite
While the squad travels north to Boston, one Husky will head west to Albuquerque, New Mexico to participate in the Cherry and Silver Invite. Emily Durgin will run the mile and 3,000 meter races at the meet for both the competition and the opportunity to acclimate to the altitudes. The NCAA Indoor Nationals and USATF Nationals will both be held in Albuquerque this year, affording her an early chance to experience the change in elevation.
“Emily is running with confidence this year and knocking on the door to qualify for Nationals,” said coach Amy Begley. Assistant Coach Andrew Begley will accompany Durgin as she competes this weekend. More information and updates will be posted was it becomes available