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“Trent (Beram) will double the 200 and 400 meters and freshman Tyler Gleen in the 800 meters has really done a great job all year and is really looking like he is getting ready to go. (Michael) O’Donnell has the top time in the mile and we are strong with (Patrick) Begley in the 10k and (Kyle) Barber in the steeple. We are really looking to them to lead on the track.”

Senior captain Trenten Beram (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) will run the 200 and 400 meters for the Huskies. Beram has had a strong senior season and heads into the weekend ranked fifth in the conference in the 400 meters, an event he finished second last season, posting a season best time of 46.97 seconds at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

In the 800 meters, freshman Tyler Gleen (Trumbull, Conn.) is set to compete in his first collegiate outdoor championship. He owns the fifth fastest time this spring in the conference, clocking a 1:51.10 at the Florida Relays at the end of March.

Senior captain Michael O’Donnell (Methuen, Mass.) brings the top-time in the 1,500 this spring into the weekend, having run 3:44.10 at the Penn Relays. Junior Patrick Begley (Suffield, Conn.) comes in ranked third in the 10,000 meters, posting a time of 29:44.57 at the Mt. Sac Relays. Begley had the fourth fastest time this spring in the 5,000 meters, running 14:25.31 at the Florida Relays. Freshman Ian Mickool (Ridgefield, Conn.) and sophomore Kyle Brackman (Fayetteville, N.Y.) are right behind him in fifth and sixth in the event.

“In the field, Craig Hunter is a two-time All-American in the pole vault. He’s got his work cut out for him with Adrian Valles from Cincinnati who he have never beaten but Craig looks really, really good. Our seniors, Seth Zuidema and Kevin Foster in the javelin throw look really great.”

The Huskies have a pair of defending conference champions in the field events in senior Seth Zuidema (Midland Park, N.J.) in the javelin and sophomore Cameron Thompson (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.). Zuidema and fellow senior Kevin Foster (Groton, Conn.) come in ranked in the top-five this spring. Zuidema moved up to fifth in the AAC thanks to a season-best throw of 69.15 meters (226’10”) at UConn’s Northeast Challenge. Foster is fourth with a throw of 69.96 meters (229’6”) back at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge in March.

A pair of UConn freshmen will lead the Huskies in the high jump in Safir Scott (Greenwich, Conn.) and Daniel Claxton (Long Island, N.Y.). Scott is ranked sixth in the league at 2.09 meters (6’10.25”), cleared at the UConn Northeast Challenge. Claxton cleared 2.06 meters (6’9”) at the Florida Relays to put him seventh heading into the weekend.

R-Freshman Jordan Torney (Toms Rivers, N.J.) will lead the Huskies in the decathlon this weekend. The rookie had his best performance of the spring at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational where he collected 6,668 points, the seventh best performance this spring.

The three-day events gets underway on Friday morning with the men’s hammer and follows with the men’s decathlon’s first event, the 100 meter dash. On the track, trails will start at 6 pm on Friday night and will end with the running of the 10,000 meters.

Saturday’s decathlon events kick-off at 10:30 am and the field events will get underway with the discus at 2:30 pm. Track events will begin at 5 pm closing with the running of the steeplechase. The final day opens at 10 am with the javelin and the track events will kick-off the afternoon at 4:30 pm. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 8:10 pm.