April 20, 2012
STORRS, Conn.- This weekend the Huskies travel to Princeton, N.J. to compete at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Connecticut is coming off of an impressive showing last week at the three day Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.
Senior All-American Victoria Flowers got UConn off to a hot start on Thursday. Flowers earned first place in the hammer throw with a toss of 61.27 m. This throw was her career best and was the 13th longest in the country this season. Flowers also placed third in the shot put on Saturday with a toss of 15.56m, an outdoor personal best.
Continuing into Friday, the Huskies were strong on the track. In the 100m hurdles, sophomore Madalayne Smith (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) placed fifth, crossing the finish line in 13.75. Her time is currently fourth in the BIG EAST.
On Saturday, Connecticut was able to claim five top-five finishes. The 800m was controlled by Huskies, who earned two of the top three spots. Junior All-American Brigitte Mania (Flemington, N.J.) claimed first place, crossing the finish line in 2:05.45. Close behind Mania was senior All-American Heather Wilson (Homer, N.Y.), who finished second (2:06.13).
Freshman Lindsay Crevoiserat (Glastonbury, Conn.) placed fourth in the 1,500m, coming in at 4:25.61. In the 400m, Celina Emerson (Newark, Del.) earned a fifth place finish (55.20). The 4x400 m relay team, consisting of Emerson, Mania, junior Ana Grof (Orlando, Fla.), and sophomore Tiffany Daley (Northborough, Mass.), broke into the Connecticut record books, with their time of 3:41.26, an effort which earned them third place.
After a successful trip to the Sea Ray Relays, the Huskies hope to continue this season’s progress at the Princeton Invite this weekend in Princeton, N.J.