Feb. 14, 2014
Schedule of Events
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women’s track and field team travels to Boston for the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by Boston University on Saturday, Feb. 15. The meet begins around 11AM with the preliminary hurdles and continues through 3:50 with the women’s 5k race. Click on the ‘schedule of events’ link posted above to view complete meet times for the day.
The Huskies will look for a strong performance on Saturday, as the meet will be Connecticut’s final competition before the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship on Feb. 28.
Carrying momentum into this weekend will be Celina Emerson (Newark, Del.), who was named the American Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Emerson broke the school record in the 400 meter run last weekend at the Armory Collegiate Invite in New York City. Her personal-best time of 53.38 marks the 14th fastest time in the country.
Also performing well last weekend were a pair of Maine natives in Abby Mace and Emily Durgin. Mace (Readfield, Maine) competed in her first 5,000 meter indoor race at Armory, winning the event in a time of 17:14.52. In the College Championship 5,000 meter race, Durgin (Portland, Maine) cracked the national leaderboards with the 21st-best time in the country at 16:44.13. The marker earned her a second place finish.
Also adding a nationally-ranked result last weekend was Sarah Bowens (Hillburn, N.Y.), whose jump of 6.06M (19-10.75) in the College Championship long jump. The leap set a new personal-best for the sophomore. The Connecticut jumpers performed well across the board, with Melodee Riley (Jamesport, N.Y.) and Odrine Belot (Elmont, N.Y.) setting personal records. Riley and Belot established new personal-highs in the triple jump with leaps of 12.28M (40-05.50) and 12.26M (40-02.75), respectively.
Complete results will be posted as they become available.