Jan. 28, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.-The Huskies concluded the Penn State National Invite on Saturday with six top-five performances and the 800m title. Select women’s track and field members also competed at the Terrier Invite in Boston, Mass.
“We hit the whole spectrum of performances this weekend but will focus on the exemplary ones like Heather Wilson and Brigitte Mania today. Probably one of the finest 800m races contested in the country with everyone below 2:07 and within 1 second of each other with Wilson winning in her dramatic stretch run, it was just fantastic,” said Head Coach Bill Morgan. “Add Lindsay Crevoiserat in the mile along with Shauna McNiff and Courtney Dinnan and you have some incredibly mature runs. If everyone can emulate their approach to racing and team goals we will be fine - they showed what being inspired can do.”
Junior Ilva Bikanova (Madonas, Latvia) took second place overall in the high jump with a 1.75m leap to conclude Connecticut’s participation in the field events.
The Huskies were triumphant in the mid-distance and distance events as senior Heather Wilson (Homer, N.Y.) claimed first place in the 800m (2:06.12) and junior Brigitte Mania (Flemington, N.J.) was fourth in a time of 2:06.56.
UConn had great success in the mile as freshman Lindsay Crevoiserat (Glastonbury, Conn.) placed second after crossing the finish line in 4:42.42, while junior Shauna McNiff (Hingham, Mass.) was right behind for a third place finish (4:47.64).
Junior Ana Groff (Orlando, Fla.) added a top-five performance bringing home a fifth place seat in the 500m (1:15.99).
At the Terrier Invitational, sophomore Chantal Scott (Raleigh, N.C.) captured sixth place in the 60m hurdles after crossing the finish line in 9.01. On the field, junior Angelica Gilsenan claimed first place in the pole vault with a jump of 3.60m. This mark tied the all-time indoor record for UConn.
The Huskies will travel to New York, N.Y. for the New Balance Collegiate Invite next weekend.