As a senior in 2014: Outdoor: Ran a season best time in the 400m hurdles at the Minuteman Invitational (4/12) and placed fourth overall with a time of 1-minute, 7.18-seconds... Placed third in the 400m hurdles at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/19) crossing the finish line at 1-minute, 7.19-seconds... Competed in the Atlantic 10 Championships and ran a 400m hurdle time of 1-minute, 7.65-seconds...Placed third at the UConn Invitational (4/5)(1:08.91)...Finished in seventh place at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet in a time of 1-minute, 9.7-seconds (4/26)...Saw action in the 4x400m relay...At the UConn Invitational, finished sixth at 4-minutes, 7.4-seconds (4/5)... Placed fourth at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/12)(4:09.90), and fifth at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26)(4:13.73). Indoor: Competed in the 400m dash in five meets ... Posted a season-best time in the event of 1:01.04 at the Northeastern Indoor Games (1/24) ... Finished third with a time of 1:01.93 at the Sorlien Invitational (1/18) ...Part of 4x440 yard relay squad that finished fifth with a time of 4:06.07 at the Harvard Invitational (2/1) ... Competed in the 4x400m relay on five occasions ... Raced with the 4x400m relay team that took seventh at the Yale Invitational (1/11) with UMass' third-fastest time of the season, 4:04.71 ... Helped 4x400 squad post a sixth-place time of 4:09.67 at the Northeastern Indoor Games (1/24) ... Contributed to a fourth-place finish in the 4x400 at the Sorlien Invitational (1/18) (4:09.92) ... Helped UMass' distance medley relay take eighth at the Yale Invitational (1/11) with a time of 12:47.05 ... Saw action in the 500m dash at the Hemery Valentine Invitational (2/7) ... Ran the 200m dash at the Hemery Valentine Invitational (2/7).
As a junior in 2013:Outdoor: Ran the 400 meter hurldes and the 4x400 meter relay for the Minutewomen ... Finished sixth at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1-minute, 6.60-seconds (4/27) ... Placed third in the 400 meter hurdles at the Holy Cross Invitational crossing the finish line at 1-minute, 6.96-seconds (4/20) ... Indoor: Part of a third place finish in the distance medley relay at the URI Coaches Invitational with a time of 12-minutes, 26.22-seconds (2/2) ... Ran the second leg of the third place 4x400 meter relay quad at the Sorlien Invitational with a time of 4-minutes, 7.20-seconds (1/19) ... Placed fifth at the GoRhody Invitational in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1-minute, 1.73-seconds and ran the first leg of the third place 4x400 meter relay team (1/11).
As a sophomore in 2012: Outdoor: Competed in the 400 meter hurdles at the New England Championships (5/11) ... Ran in the 400 meter hurdles at the A-10 Championships (5/5)... Claimed a fourth place finish in the 4x400 meter relay as well as an eighth place finish in the 400 meter hurdles at the Pre-Conference Meet (4/28) ... Placed eighth in the 400 meter hurdles at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/21) ... Finished sixth in the 400 meter hurdles at the UMass Invitational with a time of 1:07.62 (4/14) ... Crossed the finish line fifth at the AIC Invitational in the 400 meter hurdles (4/7). Indoor: Did not compete.
As a freshman in 2011: Outdoor: Competed in the 400 meter hurdle with her best time coming in the New England Championship Meet on May 13, 2011 with a time of 1:08.09...Her second best time of the year was in the Minuteman Invitational on April 16, 2011 with a time of 1:08.32...Indoor: Ran in the 400 meter run this season with her best time coming at the Sparks Sorlein Invitational, running a time of 1:03.33...Also ran on the 4x400 meter relay team at the Sparks Sorlein Invitational, which had a time of 4:05.25.
Before UMass: A 2010 graduate of Peabody High School where she ran under track coach Joe Rocha...Set a school record in the 400 meter hurdles...In her senior season was the 2010 Athlete of the Year, was both the indoor and outdoor MVP, and was a Salem News All-Star...Was the Team MVP, GBL MVP, and a Salem News All-Star while setting school records in the 4X200 relay and 400 meter hurdles as a junior...In her sophomore year, was given the Coaches Award, was named the Team MVP, and was named a Salem News All-Star...As a freshman, was the Rookie of the Year, Team MVP, and GBL All-Star...Also was a League All-Star and Team MVP of the field hockey team at Peabody...Received high honors in academics.
Personal: Andrea Marie Saccardo...Daughter of George and Lucille Saccardo...Has one brother, Mark...Born on November 8, 1991 in Malden, Mass.... Majoring in Psychology.