April 16, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s track and field team will travel to cross-country to Walnut, California for the Mt. SAC Relays, running from April 17-19. The Huskies were last represented at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 2010-11 season, when Meghan Cunningham broke her own UConn record in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:23.66.
The momentum bodes well for the Huskies, who have already set and re-set records so far in the 2014 Outdoor Season. The 4x400 meter relay team of Celina Emerson, Deysha Smith-Jenkins, Faith Dismuke, and Nyanka Joseph lowered their own school record time last weekend at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tennessee. At the FSU Relays in Florida, the quartet posted a time of 3:36.35 to claim the school record and open the outdoor season on March 22. On Saturday in Knoxville the squad dropped that time by over one second, finishing in first place with a 3:35.04 result. The time tops The American and represents the 12th best time in Division I.
Also looking to continue strong performances are seniors Brigitte Mania and Madalayne Smith. Mania took first place in the 800m run on Saturday in Amherst, Mass. at the Minutemen Invitational while Smith claimed gold in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.01 seconds.
This year marks the 56th consecutive year for the Mt. SAC Relays, in which high-level athletes from Olympians to top High School contenders compete at Mt. San Antonio College’s Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
Flotrack will provide a live stream of the event. A link to the website is posted above. Meet results will be posted on uconnhuskies.com as soon as they become available, but also check THIS LINK on the meet home page for results. Continuous updates can also be found on the meet twitter site at the following handle: @ThemtSACRelays.