Huskies Sign Three Talented Student-Athletes for the 2004-05 Season



    STORRS, CT (June 7) - University of Connecticut women’s cross country and track & field interim head coach Bill Morgan has announced the signing of three additional student-athletes to the program for the 2004-05 season, joining the four who signed earlier this year.

    One of the team’s most exciting recruits hails from Sydney, Australia, where she ranks as one of the best long jumpers in the country. Edwina Clark will join the Huskies next season after ranking seventh in the national open long jump, and second in the U-20 category with a personal-best jump of 6.14 meters (20-1.75).

    "Edwina is a gifted athlete and will contribute in the sprints as well as the long jump," says Morgan. "I feel she will be the next great jumper to come through the program."

    Sarah Fisher, a native of Houston, Texas, will also join the UConn squad next season. "Sarah is a nationally- ranked runner in the 800-meter who will have an immediate impact," says Morgan. "She will set the pace for us as we continue to develop in the middle distance events."

    The third signee is Daphne Desrosiers, who hails from Danielson, Conn., where she attended Killingly High School. A sprinter, Daphne "will make the freshmen class the largest and, I believe, the most talented group in many years," according to Morgan.

    "Our ability to reach past our regional boundaries has been most exciting and will be a continued effort in the future. With these three as well the group of early signees, (Tamara Highsmith, Emily Lewek, Meghan O’Conor, Maxine Davila) and other committed and talented freshmen, the potential is there for some great performances."