March 28, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- The University of Connecticut women’s track and field team will travel to Raleigh, N.C. this Friday, March 29th to open up its outdoor season. The Huskies will be competing in the Raleigh Relays, which span over two days. The Huskies have been off since March 9th when they sent five athletes to compete in the indoor NCAA Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Complex in Fayetteville, Ark.
UConn is coming off a wildly successful indoor season, in which it finished second in the BIG EAST Championships, and captured first place in the New England Championships as well as the ECAC Championships. It marked the fifth time in the last six seasons that UConn has claimed the ECAC Championship crown.
The Huskies are led by senior Victoria Flowers, who delivered three consecutive first place finishes in the weight throw at the BIG EAST, New England, and ECAC Championships. Flowers competed in the NCAA Championships and finished 10th in the weight throw (20.13m). Sophomore Lindsay Crevoiserat also added to her stellar career at Connecticut by posting a 13th place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 3,000 Meter Run with a time of 9:37.11.
The Huskies recently had five athletes named Second Team All-Americans for their performances during the indoor season. Flowers, Brigitte Mania, Celina Emerson, Ana Groff and Crevoiserat received the honors. For Flowers, it marks the fifth time in her career that she has earned the All-American title. Mania and Emerson each notched their third All-American honor, while Crevoiserat added her second and third title. Groff received the honor for the first time in her Husky career, after participating in the DMR (Mania, Emerson, Groff & Crevoiserat) team that placed 12th at the NCAA Championships.
The Raleigh Relays have been friendly to the Huskies recently, as Connecticut also began last year’s outdoor season in Raleigh, claiming four first place finishes.
The Huskies will return home to Storrs for their first and only home event of the season when they compete in the UConn Invite, scheduled to take place all-day on April 6.