Track & Field Teams Each Finish 9th At New England Championships
May 16, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. - Both the men's and women's track and field teams took ninth place this weekend as the University of Massachusetts competed at the New England Championships hosted by the University of New Hampshire. Seniors Henry Smith and Christina Huff and freshman Kristen Bakanowski led the Minutemen as each captured second-place finishes on the weekend.
Huff used her fastest time of the season in the 100-meter preliminaries to qualify for Saturday's finals. She clocked a 12.19 second sprint before taking second overall on Saturday with her time of 12.80 seconds.
Bakanowski tied her season-high mark in the pole vault as she cleared 12-feet even for the second time this season. Bakanowski was the Atlantic 10 Indoor Champion in the event and shares the UMass Indoor Pole Vault record.
In other top 10 performances for the women's team, Jennifer Iasiello took fifth in the hammer throw, Budd placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles, Marissa Callahan placed sixth in the triple jump, Ashley Creel took seventh in the heptathlon, Katelyn O'Toole took seventh in the high jump, Troyanah Evans placed eighth in the long jump, Christina DeRosa took ninth in the 5,000 meters and Amanda Dahlberg finished ninth in the 10,000 meters.
The Minutewomen finished the meet with 34.50 points. Boston College won the meet with 117 points.
In men's action, Smith captured second place in the triple jump with his season-best mark of 47-feet, 4.25 inches.
After taking third in the 400 meter preliminaries, James Godinho was disqualified in the event finals after false starting.
Andy McCarron rounded out the team's top individual performers with a sixth-place finish in the 10,000 meters.
The Minuteman 4x800 meter relay team took third place picking up six points.
UMass finished the meet with 27 total points, just 2.5 points shy of eighth-place Boston College. Rhode Island won the meet with 126 total points.
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