2007 ECAC Division I Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships
BOSTON, Mass. (March 4, 2007) - The University
of Connecticut women's track and field team won the 2007 ECAC
Division I Indoor Track and Field Championship out of a field of
over 50 teams on Sunday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Track and
Athletic Center in Boston, Mass.
The victory marks the first time that UConn has won the championship in program history and the Huskies become only the ninth team in the 30-year history of the ECAC to win the championship title.
UConn claims a nine point margin of victory over the 2007 runner up from the University of Pittsburgh, with scores of 61 and 52 respectfully. Georgetown University, the 2006 Champions, finished out the top three with a two-day total of 48.
The Huskies took home the title in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:41.72. Sophomore Mandela Graves-Fulgham (Shutesbury, Mass.), sophomore Alyssa Evering (Bel Air, Md.), freshman Channel Smith (Bronx, N.Y.) and junior Tamara Highsmith (East Haven, Conn.) teamed up to take the win.
The Panthers received a first place finish in the Long Jump out of sophomore Jane Murphy who went 19-10.75 for the event.
The Hoyas' distance medley relay of graduate student Hilary Bontz (Fort Collins, Colo./Columbia University), junior Ashley Hubbard (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield), senior Nana Hanson-Hall (New Rochelle, N.Y./New Rochelle) and redshirt junior Elizabeth Maloy (Loudonville, N.Y./The Academy of Holy Names) led the way. The quartet won the event, earning 10 points for the Hoyas, with an NCAA provisional time of 11:12.73. The time is among the top-10 in the country this season and is the eighth-fastest time ever in Georgetown history.
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Top Ten Team Standings
1) University of Connecticut 61
2) Universtiy of Pittsburgh 52
3) Georgetown University 48
4) Duke University 39.50
5) Cornell 37
6) Bucknell University 31.50
7) Boston College 31
7) Seton Hall University 31
9) George Mason University 26
9) Princeton University 26