For the piece, Connolly spoke with both UMass women's track and field head coach Julie LaFreniere and sophomore Heather MacLean following a record-breaking Saturday at the Meet. MacLean won the 800m title and was part of the Gold medal-winning 4x800m relay squad, breaking New England records in both events.
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Massachusetts women's track and field coach Julie LaFreniere received an e-mail in mid-March that perplexed her.
The e-mail, from the academic services within the athletic department, notified her that all women's sophomore track and field athletes could sign up for fall courses.
But on the list was freshman cross country and track and field athlete, Rachel Hilliard.
Like the United States Postal Service, the UMass indoor track and field team delivers on time, no matter what the weather is.
Wednesday's mammoth nor'easter hardly was a hurdle for the Minutemen as they prepared for this weekend's season-opening Sorlien Memorial Invitational in Kingston, R.I.
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