Katie Foley helps UConn to track title

Katie Foley, a freshmen, finished in the top eight in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.05 when the University of Connecticut’s women’s track and field team won the second-ever American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship on Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Armory in New York City.

Foley competed under coach Jim McCaffrey at Trumbull High School, where she holds two schools records in the 300 and 600.

A two-time New England qualifier, Foley was honored as the Female Scholar Athlete for Trumbull in 2014.

UConn concluded the meet with 108 points, edging out UCF (86.5) and SMU (83).

The title marks UConn’s third indoor conference crown after winning Big East indoor titles in 2008 and 2009.

First-year head coach J.J. Clark earns his first conference title at Connecticut and fourth overall indoor coaching crown after winning three SEC indoor championships with Tennessee.

Following action on the track, the Husky coaching staff of Clark, associate head coach Clive Terrelonge and assistant coach Trisha-Ann Hawthorne was selected as the Coaching Staff of the Year.