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  March 15, 2004

Track And Field Team Are Champs

With strong performances across the board, UConn's men's track and field team late last month won their fourth Big East Indoor Championship. It is the second time the team has won the championship in three years.

Sophomore Logan Jones and senior two-time All-American Will Thomas were named the Most Outstanding Track and Most Outstanding Field Performers, respectively, and head coach Greg Roy and assistants Ted Gibbons and Rich Miller earned Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

The Huskies earned 160 points in the competition, topping second-place Notre Dame by seven points. Georgetown came in third with 82 points.

One week later, the UConn men's track and field team won again, landing the New England Championship for the 11th straight time.

The Huskies won 162 points to place first, 76 points ahead of the closest competitor, Rhode Island, which came second with 86 points. Boston University placed third with 68 points.

The men's team also finished second at the IC4A Championships March 6-7. The Huskies finished with 55 points, just five points behind first-place Manhattan College.

And on March 7, senior Deirdre Mullen and junior April Garner each recorded first-place finishes to help the UConn women's track and field team take their second-best finish in 12 years at the 2004 ECAC Division I Women's Indoor Championships. Pittsburgh won the meet with 62 points; the Huskies tied for sixth place with 42 points.

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