UMass had the most student-athletes in the league attain a 3.5 GPA or higher for spring semester
Becky Stoyle breaks the school record in the triple jump and sets the UMass Track & Field Complex facility record.
The Minutewomen throwers combined for 64 of the team's 168.5 points in Saturdays meet.
Becky Stoyle and Katharine Finnegan each move up in the UMass record book in the Minuteman Invitational
The Minutewomen were the front-runners of the AIC Invitational, scoring 213 points in their outdoor season opener.
As a junior in 2013:Outdoor: Placed in five of the six races she competed in, racing in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter run ... All-New England in the 10,000 meter run at the New England Championship with a second place finish and a time of 38-minutes, 8.80-seconds (5/11) ... Ran the fourth best time in UMass history and qualified for the New England Championship at the Atlantic 10 Championship in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 37-minutes, 23.57-seconds (5/5) ... Finished third in the 5K at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet crossing the finish line at 18-minutes, 21.28-seconds (4/27) ... Finished fourth at the Holy Cross Invitational with a time of 17-minutes, 56.21-seconds in the 5,000 meter run (4/20) ... Finished seventh and qualified for the New England Championship in the 5K at the Minuteman Invitational completing the race in 17-minutes, 55.26-seconds. (4/13) ... Finished the 5,000 meter run in 18-minutes, 12.67-seconds for a third place finish at the AIC Invitational (4/6). Indoor: Finished fifth in the 3,000 meter run at the URI Coaches Invitational with a time of 10-minutes, 46.60-seconds (2/2) ... Crossed the finish line at the 10-minutes, 58.31-second mark for a sixth place finish in the 3,000 meter run at the Sorlien Invitational (1/19).
As a sophomore in 2012: Outdoor: Competed in the 10,000 meter run at the New England Championships (5/11) ... Ran in the 10,000 meter run at the A-10 Championships (5/5) ... Finished fifth at 18:47.49 in the 5,000 meter run at the Pre-Conference Meet (4/28) ... Placed second in the 10,000 meter run in the UMass Invitational with a time of 40:09.58 (4/14). Indoor: Competed in three meets, appearing in the 3,000 and 5,000 meter run.
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Sharon High School ... Was a three year letter winner under coaches Tim Cimeno and Alan Conway ... Tabbed Most Improved XC Athlete as a sophomore ... Won the Coach's Cross Country Award as a senior ... Named a cross country captain ... Also played lacrosse for the Eagles, scoring a career total 104 goals.
Personal: Alexandra Cari Purdue-Smithe ... Born June 2, 1992 in North Carolina ... Daughter to Alan Smithe and Susan Purdue ... Sister to Alina ... Majoring in Nutrition.
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