IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
2009-10 (Senior): Indoor Track: Was the team's top 500 meter run athlete and a member of the team's top 4X400 meter relay squad... Set a UMass top five all-time mark in the 500 meters and was a New England Championship qualifier in the event... At the New England Championships (2/26), grabbed sixth in the 500 meters (1:16.08) and set the fourth fastest all-time mark at UMass... Placed ninth in the 500 meters (1:17.93) at the A-10 Championships (2/19)... Helped set the team's top time for the season in the 4X400 meter relay (3:54.21) at the Valentine Invitational (2/12)... Notched a second place finish in the 500 meters with a time of 1:16.80 at the BU Quad-Meet (1/14) and qualified for the New England Championships.
2008-09 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Set a UMass top ten all-time mark in the 400 meter hurdles... Part of the top 400 meter relay team for the Minutewomen... At the New England Championships (5/8), set the fifth highest mark all-time for UMass in the 400 meters, posting a time of 1:02.51 and a fourth place finish overall... Also at that meet, helped the 400 meter relay to a second place finish with a time of 3:51.95... Finished fifth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:04.03) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3)... Indoor Track: Top Minutewoman in the 500 meter run, as well as a part of the top 4X400 meter relay squad ... At the New England Championships (2/28), finished eighth overall with a time of 1:16.93 after placing fifth in the preliminaries. Also at that meet ran with sister Kristen, Ros Murphy and Holly Heinricher to a seventh place finish with a time of 3:56.68 ... Crossed the finish line eighth (1:17.23) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21) ... Ran her top time of the season individually at the BU Valentine Invitational (2/13) for a seventh place finish (1:16.74) ... Ran with the 4X4 at the Giegengack Invitational (2/7) for the best time of the season (3:53.70) and a second place finish.
2007-08 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Best on the team in the 400 meter hurdles ... At the New England Championships (5/10), posted best time of the season (1:03.78) and took fourth place overall ... Ranked tenth at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/4) with a time of 1:06.45 ... At Larry Ellis Invitational (4/19), ran the 400M hurdles in 1:04.78 for a tenth place finish... Also at that meet, ran the 4X400 meter relay with sister Kristen and teammates Gina Perno and Alisha Tatham to a second place finish with a time of 3:52.51 ... Competed in the 4X100 meter relay at the UConn Invitational with a time of 49.84 ... Indoor Track: Competed in the 500 meter run at the New England Championships (3/1) with a time of 1:19.08 ... Ran the 4X400 meter relay at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/16) with Danielle Bolt, Holly Heinricher, and Ros Murphy to a fifth place finish ...Also finished the distance medley at the A-10's in 12:29.63 to a fourth place finish with teammates Taryn Trapp, Jen Curtin, and Shiyi Zan.
2006-07 (Freshman): Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), placed 20th in the 400-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 1:06.19 ... At the A-10 Championships (5/5), finished 15th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:09.31) ... Indoor Track: At the A-10 Championships (2/17), ran the second leg of the seventh-place 4x400 relay team ... Ran her top time in the 400 meters (1:01.52) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/10) ... Had her best performance in the 500 meters (1:22.52) at the Reebok Indoor Games (1/26).
Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School where she was captain and named a league All-Star her senior year ... Helped lead her team to four straight district championships as well as a league championship in her senior year ... Posted a personal best of 48.09 in the 300m hurdles as a senior ... A soccer standout who played club soccer for the Boston Renegades helping them to become Super-4-League Regional champs in 2004 ... Named nationwide Super-4-League player of the week in 2004.
Personal: Brittany Megan Bakanowski ... Born March 4, 1988 in Worcester, Mass. ... Daughter of James and Karen Bakanowski ... Has one brother and one sister, Jason and Kristen ... Sister Kristen is a former member of the track & field team ... a marketing major.