April 24, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – UConn track and field will look for a strong showing this weekend as the team travels to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2014 Penn Relays April 24-26. The Penn Relays are the first and oldest of meets in the sport and this season marks the 120thconsecutive season the University of Pennsylvania will play host to the event. Last year, the three-day attendance total reached 111,284.
A complete schedule of events has been posted above, with live streaming available via Flotracker. Saturday’s competition will be nationally televised on NCA Sports from 12:30-3:00 p.m. ET. Live results will also be posted and can be reached by clicking on the link above.
No stranger to the Relays, the Huskies have historically performed well at the event. Last year, Victoria Flowers took home the hammer throw title with a toss of 64.20m (210-7). Flowers also took fourth in the shot put.
The Huskies relay teams flourished in Philadelphia last season, with the 4x400m team of Celina Emerson, Deysha Smith-Jenkins, Tiffany Daley and Paris Taft taking second in 3:38.61. The 4x200m squad of Taylor Anderson, Celina Emerson, Nyanka Joseph and Deysha Smith-Jenkins took fourth in 1:36.23.
The 4x400m team will look to continue a spectacular season that has seen it set and reset the school record. The team of Celina Emerson, Deysha Smith-Jenkins, Faith Dismuke and Nyanka Joseph will look to continue improving on their season-best time of 3:35.04 this weekend.
The Penn Relays and the Brown Invitational, at which several Huskies will also be competing, mark the final weekend of competition before embarking on the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship on May 2 in Tampa, Fla.