UConn women's track heads to nationals
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 23:03
The University of Connecticut will be well represented at this weekend’s women’s track and field national championships. The meet, which will be held in Fayetteville, Ark., will feature the top 16 athletes in each competition and the top 12 relay teams in each event. The Huskies will be represented by Victoria Flowers (weight throw), Lindsay Crevoiserat (3,000m run), and the distance medley relay team, which consists of Crevoiserat, Brigitte Mania, Celina Emerson and Ana Groff.
Flowers will be competing in her fourth and final NCAA indoor championship this weekend. The four-time All-American senior has finished in the top 10 in each of her three appearances at the NCAA’s, including a second place finish her sophomore year.
“Victoria has the teams highest profile and that experience offers a better view at competing,” Coach Bill Morgan said. “However, each year requires a new initiative and focus.”
Crevoiserat will be competing in her first individual NCAA championship meet. Last year the sophomore competed as part of the distance medley relay team. Crevoiserat just barely made the cut as the 16-ranked runner in the 3000m run. But according to Morgan, this will not affect her mindset.
“Lindsay will take care of business,” Morgan said. “She’s a confident athlete who won’t doubt her effort.”
The distance medley relay team truly broke onto the national scene just a few years back. According to Morgan, this was a breakthrough for the program.
“Historically the field events have had an annual presence at NCAA’s,” Morgan said. “But with sprinters and mid-distance being as visible we have more of a total team presence.”