Jan. 29, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s track squad was tabbed as the No. 25 team in country as announced by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday morning after a stellar start to the first three weeks of the 2013 indoor campaign. The Huskies concluded the 2012 indoor season as the No. 25 team in the nation.
Connecticut has been dominant in the opening weeks of competition claiming two first place finishes and having six Huskies finish first at the non-scoring Terrier Classic this past weekend.
“When we speak about performance on the track, two goals are at the forefront – win the BIG EAST Championship and have a prominent presence at the NCAA Championship level,” stated head coach Bill Morgan. “With six All-Americans returning this year, the team certainly has both in mind.”
The squad has been led by senior All-American Victoria Flowers who has captured six first place titles out of her six events she has competed in winning three shot put titles and three weight throw. Flowers is currently first in the BIG EAST and fourth in the nation in the weight throw (21.32m) and second in the league and 16th in the country in the shot put (16.43m).
Flowers isn’t the only Husky turning in commanding performances on a national and league level as sophomore Lindsay Crevoiserat is fourth in the country and second in the conference in the 5,000m with a time of 15:58.47, while Lauren Sara is ninth in the nation (16:30.50) in the 5,000m.
“I feel the significance of this ranking is that it's our third consecutive year being recognized – a position where we now feel a consistency exists within the program,” Morgan finished. “However, we're not naïve to understand the priority is the task at hand in improving in all areas - we need to get better.”
The Huskies return to competition on Friday and Saturday at the Armory Collegiate in New York City