April 12, 2012
STORRS, Conn.- After sending off their seniors last weekend at the UConn Regional Invite, the Huskies travel to the Sea Ray Relays April 13 and 14 in Knoxville, Tenn. Connecticut hopes to continue its success from last Saturday, where the team earned twenty top-five finishes.
In her final home meet, senior Danika Ham (Somersworth, N.J.) earned second place in the javelin (46.68m), which automatically qualified her for the ECAC Championships. Three time All-American Victoria Flowers (Providence, R.I.) placed first in the shot put (15.45m) and second in the hammer throw (55.76m). She automatically qualified for the ECAC Championships in both events.
Junior Jasmine Cribb also earned a spot in the ECAC Championships with her first place leap of 1.73m in the high jump.
On the track Connecticut continued their success, racking up numerous top-five finishes. In the 200m All-American Celina Emerson (Newark, Del.) earned first place with a time of 24.41, which automatically qualified her for the ECAC Championships. The Huskies took four out of the five spots in the 800m. Junior Ana Groff (Orlando, Fla.) took first, crossing the line at the 2:12.40 mark. Close behind Groff was freshman Stephanie Ellis (Gardner, Mass.), who finished second (2:21.27). Seniors Shelby Donahue (Griswold, Conn.) and Christine Vogel (Glastonbury, Conn.) placed fourth (2:22.54) and fifth (2:24.22), respectively.
All of the top three spots in the 400m were occupied by Huskies. Sophomore Tiffany Daley (Northbourgh, Mass.) took first place in 56.18, followed by junior Brigitte Mania (Flemington, N.J.), who finished second (56.14), and senior Heather Wilson (Homer, N.Y.), who placed third (57.53).
UConn's 4x400m relay team capped off the day with a first place performance. The squad, which consisted of Daley, Emerson, Mania, and Groff, automatically qualified for the ECAC Championships with a time of 3:45.99.
After coming off of such an impressive home showing, the Huskies hope to continue their success this weekend at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.