Feb. 2, 2012
STORRS, Conn.-This weekend the Huskies, who are coming off strong performances at the Penn State National Invite and the BU Invite, look for a strong showing at the New Balance Invitational. The UConn women's track team, ranked 24th in the country, returns to New York, N.Y. for its third visit to the city in four weeks.
At the Penn State Invite, the Huskies were successful in numerous events. In the heavily contested 800m, senior Heather Wilson (Homer, N.Y.) took first place with a time of 2:06.12. Close behind was junior Brigitte Mania (Flemington, N.J.), who finished fourth (2:06.56).
Freshman Lindsay Crevoiserat (Glastonbury, Conn.) helped UConn continue its strong showing in distance races, placing second in the mile (4:42.42). Following Crevoiserat, junior Shauna McNiff (Hingham, Mass.) finished third, crossing the line at 4:47.64.
In the field, junior Ilva Bikanova (Madonas, Latvia) was able to capture second place in the high jump with a leap of 1.75m. Junior Whitney Holder (Middletown, Conn.) earned a top-five finish in the long jump, placing fifth with a leap of 5.77m.
Select members of the team participated in the BU Invitational on Saturday. There were strong performances by several Huskies, including Chantal Scott (Raleigh, N.C.), who finished sixth in the 60m (9.01), and Angelica Gilsenan, who placed first in the pole fault with a jump of 3.60m to tie the all-time school record.
Based off of these two impressive performances, the 24th ranked Huskies travel to New York, N.Y. this weekend to participate in the New Balance Invitational.