UConn heads to Boston for the IC4A
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 22:02
After an eventful two weeks in which the UConn men’s track and field team captured Big East and New England championships, the team looks to continue their meritorious season as they head to the IC4A Championships in Boston.
The Huskies have been dominant in their championship-winning performances, outscoring the second place team in both meets by an average of more than 50 points. Despite the prospect of facing much tougher competition at the IC4A Championships, the Huskies are confident they can contend for the title.
“I believe this is one of the best, most well-rounded teams we have had in a long time,” junior Cory Duggan said. “I am really excited to see what is in store for the remainder of our season.”
Duggan was one of five Huskies to win an individual title at the New England Championships, setting a UConn record with a pole vault of 5.26 meters. UConn also captured first place in the 500-meter dash, 800-meter run, 60-meter hurdle and 4x800 meter relay.
Unlike the Big East and New England Championships, the IC4A Championships are a qualifying meet. This means that instead of the entire team being able to participate, only athletes that have qualified will be able to compete.
In last year’s IC4A Championships, the Huskies finished in second place with 59 total points, 15 points behind first place Cornell. The Big Red are ranked first in the Northeast Region this season, with the Huskies nipping at their heels in second. However, in the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup earlier in the season, Cornell scored 11 points fewer than the Huskies.
“We are going all out to win the IC4A [Championship],” Head Coach Gregory Roy said.
The 92nd IC4A Championships will begin Friday, as the Huskies look to win their third title in as many weeks.