UConn men's tennis match moved to East Hartford Racquet Club
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013 22:02
After placing second in the Big East Championship meet last weekend, the UConn Women’s track and field team is heading to Boston to take on the rest of the New England region.
The Huskies, currently ranked 1st in the Northeast region and 23rd nationally, have historically been unstoppable in the New England Championships. The winners of seven straight New England Championships, the team is currently the favorite to win their 8th straight championship.
In last year’s New England Championships, the Huskies were dominant in capturing five first place finishes. One to keep an eye on is senior Ana Groff, who enters the meet with two New England Championships in the 500-meter run. Groff, who won the event in both her sophomore and junior seasons, finished 11th in the Big East Championship.
According to Coach Bill Morgan, this weekend’s meet is important for a few athletes as they attempt to move up in the rankings. Senior Victoria Flowers, who is currently ranked 11th in the weight throw and 20th in the shot put, is one of those athletes. Coach Morgan thinks Flowers is capable of moving up the list and will be competing to do so this weekend.
The other athletes who are looking to use this weekend’s meet in order to better position themselves in the national rankings are junior high jumpers Natasha McLaren and Ilva Bikanova.
When asked what he is looking for from his team this weekend, Morgan made it clear that every event is key. “I’m looking for the intensity and passion requisite to being a champion,” Morgan said. “There’s a pride in being part of an exceptional team, and taking joy in each other’s work.”