BOSTON, MA (Jan. 25, 2002) -- Behind 11 top-three performances, the University of Connecticut womens track and field team finished first with 140.5 points among the 14-team field at the Northeastern Husky Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston, MA, Friday evening. The victory comes on the heels of a win at the New England Challenge Cup last weekend, helping the Huskies remain undefeated in the indoor season.
UConn posted four first-place finishes on the night, paced by senior Wadudah Nurul-Islam (Providence, RI), who posted her fourth victory in as many meets this season in the weight throw with a heave of 59101/2. Nurul-Islam was joined in the victory column by classmate Nichole Tremblay (Warwick, RI), who ran to her second first-place finish in the 1,000-meters this season with 2:57.58.
Other first-place finishers for the Huskies included sophomore Nicola Hines (Bridgeport, CT), with a personal best 58.29 in the 400-meters, and the 4x400 relay team with a time of 3:52.7.
Senior Sharmaine Abrams (Manchester, CT) scored points in two events for the Huskies, placing second in the 200-meters with a time of 25.44 and fourth in the 55-meters at 7.28. Sophomore Deirdre Mullen (Princeton, NJ) recorded a personal best of 583/4 for second-place in the high jump while freshman April Garner (Temple Hills, MD) and junior Gillian Flemmings (Bridgeport, CT) comprised a 2-3 Husky finish in the 55-meter hurdles with 8.11 and 8.18, respectively.
UConn returns to action on Feb. 8-9 in the Armory Invitational in New York City.
1. UConn 140.5
2. Rutgers 101.5
3. Syracuse 82
4. Boston College 56.5
5. Northeastern 54
Final Results (Top Three UConn Finishes By Event):
55-meter high hurdles: 2. April Garner 8.11; 3. Gillian Flemmings 8.18
200-meters: 2. Sharmaine Abrams: 25.44
400-meters: 1. Nicola Hines 58.29
500-meters: 2. Louise Agoston 1:16.93
800-meters: 3. Sarah Casilli 2:17.54
1,000-meters: 1. Nichole Tremblay: 2:57.58
4x400 relay: 1. UConn 3:52.7
Distance Medley: 2. UConn 12:16.63
High Jump: 2. Deirdre Mullen 583/4
Weight Throw: 1. Wadudah Nurul-Islam 59101/2