March 9, 2014
BOSTON, Mass - The University of Connecticut women's track & field team captured the 2014 ECAC Championships on Sunday in Boston.
Three Huskies won their respective races to help the Huskies to victory. Laura Williamson finished first in the 1,000 meter run with a personal best time of 2:50.86. Teammate Emily Howard finished the 1,000m in 2:53.62, which also marks a personal record.
Celina Emerson finished first in the 400 meter run in 53.39, just off her personal best. The run marks one of the top times in the nation this season.
A trio of Huskies posted third-place finishes. Sarah Bowens added a third place result in the long jump with a leap of 5.77m (18-11.25). Senior captain Chantal Scott finished third in the 60 meter hurdles in 8.66 and Deysha Smith-Jenkins took home the bronze medal in the 200 meter in 23.87. Smith-Jenkins also finished in eighth in the 60 meter dash in 7.62.
Freshman Taylor Anderson ended a strong meet with four total personal bests, posting another top mark in the 200 meter dash to finish in 24.02 and earn fourth place. Nyanka Joseph also added her third personal record of the weekend when she posted a 54.41 in the 400 meter good for fourth place. Joseph shaved an entire second off her original personal best, which represents a significant achievement in the 400 meter.
The win concludes the 2014 Indoor season on a high note. The team will take off next week and earn well-deserved rest before a trip to Florida for spring break competition at FSU.
"Our athletes shoed tremendous character this weekend," said associate head coach Clive Terrelonge. "We have always been a resilient team and they continue to come through in the clutch when we call on them. It was an exciting way to end indoor. We are proud of the me and excited about getting outdoor started."