Five Huskies tabbed as Indoor Track All-Americans
Published: Monday, March 11, 2013
Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013 23:03
The UConn Women’s Track and Field team was well represented this past weekend at the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Five Huskies competed at the National Championships, and all five were named All-Americans.
Senior Victoria Flowers, who earned her fourth Indoor All-American title and fifth overall by finishing 10th in the weight throw, led the team. Brigitte Mania and Celina Emerson earned their third All-American honors. Lindsay Crevoiserat earned two All-American honors this past weekend for her performance in the distance medley relay and the 3,000-meter run. Ana Groff earned the first All-American honor of her career.
Flowers finished a dominant senior campaign with her 10th place finish in the weight throw. She took first place in the Big East, ECAC, and New England Championships in the event. She also placed first in the shot put at the New England and ECAC Championships.
Mania, Emerson, Crevoiserat and Groff represented the distance medley relay team, which finished 12th. The team had a very successful season, which included breaking the meet record at the Big East Championships. The distance medley relay team has consistently found success at UConn and this year certainly continued that tradition.
Crevoiserat also competed in the 3,000-meter run, in which she finished 15th. The sophomore came into the meet ranked 16th, moving up to 15th with her finish. The future is certainly bright for the underclassman.
The outdoor season begins for the Huskies in Raleigh, N.C. for the Raleigh Relays on March 29th. The meet will be held on the campus of North Carolina State. The next event for the Huskies will be their own meet, the UConn Invite scheduled for April 6th.
Last year in Raleigh, Emerson picked up a first place finish in the 400-meter race with a time of 54.20 seconds. Mania also placed first in the 800-meter run, with a time of 2:04:86.