Jan. 31, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- The UConn women’s track and field squad returns to the Armory in New York City for the third time in four weeks as the No. 25 Huskies prepare to take on a strong pool of competitors at Friday and Saturday’s Armory Collegiate Invite. The meet will feature over 100 universities from all over the country with Friday’s events beginning at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday’s events are slated to begin at 8:30 a.m.
Connecticut was tabbed as the No. 25 team in the country after capturing two first place titles to open the 2013 indoor season followed by six individual top seats at the non-scoring Terrier Invite.
"We are very excited for this weekend and a high caliber meet such as this will provide a championship level atmosphere our team is looking for, " stated head coach Bill Morgan. "Our national level athletes will be exposed to other elite athletes from around the country along with teammates looking to move up the rankings for conference meets to come."
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, who has won three consecutive BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week honors, 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).
"This is the biggest indoor meet in the country which bring some of the best teams and athletes from all over. So we are looking forward to our athletes rising to the occasion," said Clive Terrelonge. "It will be a challenge for us. However, we have always donel in the Armory and at this meet in the past. W are very excited about this weekend's challenge."
Check back to uconnhuskies.com for complete results on Saturday evening.