Jan. 24, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- The women’s track and field team has had an outstanding start to the 2013 campaign capturing back-to-back first place titles at the Armory behind the arm of senior All-American Victoria Flowers. Flowers has posted four first place finishes in two meets earning her consecutive honors of BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week.
The Huskies are now preparing to head to Boston University’s Terrier Classic on Friday, January 25. The Terrier Classic is slated to kickoff at 2 p.m. with Friday’s final event beginning at 7:45 p.m.
Mania claimed a first and second place at the Great Dane Classic last weekend grabbing the top seat in the 800 (2:11.82) and second in the 1,000 (2:47.55) which broke the previous meet record. Mania’s time in the 800 currently is sixth in the BIG EAST, while her 1,000m mark is second in the league.
All-Americans Bikanova and McLaren have each captured first place titles in the high jump the opening two meets with Bikanova taking first at the Armory Invite (1.74m) and McLaren finished first at the Great Dane Classic with a leap of 1.75m.
Crevoiserat blew by competition at the Great Dane Classic capturing first place in the mile with a time of 4:44.60 which is currently second the conference and 12th in the nation.
Also posting impressive performances have been Connecticut’s freshmen as Odrine Belot took third in the triple jump with a leap of 12.21m, currently fourth in the league, and Melodee Riley finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 5.59m, currently 14th in the conference.