Just two weeks after claiming the BIG EAST men's indoor track & field title, Connecticut won its first ECAC Championship title in the history of the program in the meet held March 5-6 at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center in Boston, Mass. Rutgers came in just behind the Huskies, coming in a tie for second with 46 points. Pittsburgh rounded out the BIG EAST squads in 26th with 11 points.
The Huskies have won back-to-back-to-back team titles in the past three weeks, winning the BIG EAST, New England and IC4A Championships. The team has won the IC4A title in cross country, outdoor track and field and indoor track and field. Senior Mike Rutt won his seventh individual event of the season when he brought home first place honors in the 1,000-meter run. Junior Aaron King took first in the heptathlon, winning the event in every meet that he has competed in this season.
Rutgers was led by freshman Devin Jones who set a school record in the triple jump with a distance of 51' 1.75" to place first. Jones also grabbed second in the long jump. Junior Kevin Bostick came in second in the triple jump behind Jones with a distance of 51'1.5". Junior Aaron Younger led the team on the track, placing second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.54.
Pitt placed 26th and was led by junior Dontave Cowsette (800-meter run) and Garrett Larkin (shot put) who both placed sixth overall. Cowsette set a career best with a time of 1:49.84 in the 800 meter, leading three Panthers who set personal bests in the event.
BIG EAST Team Results
1. Connecticut - 73.5
T-2. Rutgers - 46
26. Pittsburgh - 11