The UConn women's track and field team opened the 2011 indoor campaign in style, routing the competition at the Armory in the season's opening meet. UConn recorded 177 points, 52 ahead of second-place finisher and No. 11 ranked Villanova. Senior Trisha-Ann Hawthorne and junior Victoria Flowers each recorded two first-place finishes for Connecticut. UConn dominated the field events, taking first in the weight throw (Flowers), shot put (Flowers), long jump (Whitney Holder), triple jump (Natasha McLaren) and second in the high jump (McLaren).
Four individuals and one relay team tallied first place finishes and Villanova returned to action at the New York Armory for the first of two "College Saturday Night" events to be held this month. In all, the Wildcats registered nine top-three finishes at the competition and were second out of 14 schools in the team standings with 125 points.
Freshman Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and senior Robert Sainvil (Bay Shore, N.Y.) each won their respective events and Villanova returned to action at the New York Armory in the first of two "College Saturday Night" competitions to be held this month. In tonight's meet the Wildcats added a number of BIG EAST qualifiers to their list for the season in addition to the two event victories. Villanova totaled 40 team points and was seventh out of 17 schools at the meet.
Competing at the New York Armory for the second time in two days, the Red Storm track & field team placed fifth out of fourteen teams, scoring 47 points in the NYRR Saturday Night at the Armory meet.
The UConn women's track and field team will open the indoor season this weekend at the Armory Invitational in New York on Saturday, January 15. In preparation for the upcoming season, UConnhuskies.com will preview the team in three segments. Today will is the final installment, featuring the sprinters and hurdlers. Check UConnhuskies.com this weekend for a recap of the Armory Invitational.
The indoor track season will get into full swing for Villanova this Saturday night when the team competes in the first of two "College Saturday Night" meets at the New York Armory. There will be teams from 17 different schools competing in tomorrow night's meet, which will have field events beginning at 6 p.m. and running events starting at 6:30 p.m. This is the first meet for the Wildcats since they opened the season by hosting the Jack Pyrah Invitational last month.