Women's track and field wins New England
Published: Monday, February 25, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013 22:02
The UConn Women’s Track and Field team returned from the New England Championships with a first place finish for the eighth straight year at the meet.
The team captured eight first place finishes at the meet, which was held in Boston. The Huskies finished with 149.33 points as a team, which was 95 points higher than the second place team, Providence College.
Senior Victoria Flowers continued her dominant 2013 Indoor season with first place finishes in the weight throw and in the shot put. Flowers, who is ranked seventh in the nation in the weight throw, has now won gold in the last two meets for the weight throw.
Senior Jasmine Cribb took first place in the high jump. Right behind her was senior Ilva Bikanova and junior Natasha McLaren, who tied for second place. Other first place finishes included the 60m hurdles, the 400m, the 500m and the 1000m.
One event that stood out was the first place finish in the 4x400m relay. Sophomores Brianna Allen and Nyanka Joseph, along with seniors Tiffany Daley and Celina Emerson combined in the effort for the Huskies.
Coach Bill Morgan’s team will compete on March 2nd and 3rd as they travel to contend in the ECAC Championships in Boston.