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    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Ana Groff set a New England record last week in the 500m.
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    Ana Groff set a New England record last week in the 500m.
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    March 2, 2011

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    Storrs, Conn. - It was announced on Tuesday by the USTFCCCA that the UConn Women's Track and Field Team is ranked No. 1 in the Northeast Region. The Huskies dropped out of the National Top-25 for the first time in three weeks. UConn heads to the ECAC Indoor Championships in search of its fourth-straight title.

    UConn will head to the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston, Mass on Saturday and Sunday for the ECAC Indoor Championships. The Huskies have dominated the ECACs in recent years, winning three-straight titles. UConn took home the team trophy in 2010, 2008 and 2007. The Huskies did not compete in 2009.

    UConn will also send its 10th ranked 4,000m distance medley relay squad to the Armory in New York, N.Y. in hopes of ensuring a spot in the NCAA Championships. The top-twelve DMR teams earn the right to compete at the NCAAs. The squad, consisting of senior Leah Andrianos, junior Heather Wilson, sophomore Brigitte Mania and freshman Celina Emerson, ran 11:11.93 at the New Balance Invitational on the same track back on February 5.

    Connecticut competed last weekend taking home the team title at the New England Championships for the sixth-straight season. The Huskies won gold in 10 events while setting a New England record in four.

    Junior All-American Victoria Flowers broke the New England record in the shot put and the weight throw. She reached 16.28m (53' 5") in the shot put while finishing with a top mark of 20.95m (68' 9") in the weight throw.

    Sophomore Ana Groff had a record-setting day for Connecticut in the 500m. She took gold with a time of 1:13.35.

    The UConn 4x400m relay squad also set new mark in New England. The team consisting of Groff, freshmen Imani Sudlow and Tiffany Daley along with senior Coleen Hepburn ran 3:43.21.

    Emerson took the New England Title in the 400m, finishing at 55.50, just a step ahead of Daley at 55.90.

    While she didn't break any New England records on the day, sophomore Kristen Brown did bring home two individual titles. She placed first in the 60m with a time of 7.71 and first in the long jump at 5.95m (19' 6.25").

    The UConn mid-distance corps took home titles in the 800, 1,000 and the mile. Sophomore Brigitte Mania placed first in the 800 with a time of 2:07.56. Junior Heather Wilson led the pack in the 1,000 and the mile. In the 1,000 Wilson finished at 2:48.86. She crossed the line in the mile at 4:46.36.

    Check back at UConnhuskies.com on Sunday for a recap of the ECAC Indoor Championships.

     

     

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