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.
On Saturday, April 20 UMass will compete at Hart Track in Worcester, Mass. for the Holy Cross Invitational beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Becky Stoyle and Katharine Finnegan each move up in the UMass record book in the Minuteman Invitational
WT&F-PRE CONF. MEET Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Fourth All-Time At UMass In The Shot Put - 43-6.00 (2/17/2012)
First All-Time At UMass In The Javelin Throw - 141-11 (5/13/2011)
As a senior in 2013:Outdoor: Put together the most decorated season of her career in the javelin with six top two performances ... Qualified for the NCAA Regional Championship (5/25) ... Shattered her own UMass record in the javelin with her golden toss of 150-feet, 5-inches at the New England Championship (5/11) ... Won her second Atlantic 10 Conference Championship in the javelin with a 143-foot, 1-inch mark (5/5). Indoor: New England qualifier in the shot put, scoring in five meets ... Finished in eighth place at the New England Championship in the shot put (2/22) ... Threw her season best distance of 42-feet, 8-inches in the shot put at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games (1/25).
As a junior in 2012: Outdoor: Appeared in all six meets of the outdoor season, ompeting in the javelin throw, shot put, and hammer throw ... Placed fourth in the javelin at the New England Championships with a distance of 137-4 and placed ninth in the shot put with a mark of 42-4 (5/11) ... Claimed her first A-10 Championship of her collegiate career in the javelin when she threw a distance of 139-8, also threw a mark of 41-5.75 in the shot put and competed in the hammer throw (5/5) ... Took home a pair of first place finishes at the Pre-Conference Meet, throwing a UMass fourth best all-time mark of 43-10 in the shot put and 134-4 in the javelin (4/28) ... Claimed another first place finish in the javelin at the Holy Cross Invitational and finished second in the shot put with a distance of 41-6.5 (4/21) ... Placed first in the javelin when she threw 139-2 and fourth in the shot put throwing 43-1, the fifth best mark in UMass history at the UMass Invitational (4/14) ... Finished first in the javelin ( 138-4) and second in the shot put (40-5) at the AIC Invitational (4/7). Indoor: Competed in seven meets during the indoor season, throwing in the weight throw as well as the shot put ... Threw distance of 41-4.5 in the shot put at the New England Championships (2/24) ... Placed eighth in the shot put and claimed the fourth best all-time mark in school history at the A-10 Championships, throwing a distance of 43-6 (2/17) ... Threw for a third place finish in the shot put at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games (1/27) ... Finished third in the shot put as well as fourth in the weight throw at the GoRhody Invitational (1/21) ... Placed second in the shot put at the Sorlein Invitational (1/14).
As a sophomore in 2011: Outdoor: Set the all-time record for UMass in the javelin throw at the New England Championship meet with a throw of 141-11, also giving her a second place finish at the meet...Had her best mark in the shot put at the Larry Ellis Invite (40-05.50) which also qualified her for New Englands...Participated in the hammer throw with her best throw of 121-11 coming at the UMass Invitational. Indoor: Qualified for the New England Championships in the shot put at the Great Dane Invitational with a throw of 42-04.00...Her best throw of the season came at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games where she put up a mark of 43-05.25, which is currently the fourth best all-time mark at UMass...Had a mark of 36-11.75 at the New England Championship meet and a mark of 41-07.75 at the A-10 Championship meet...Also participated in the weight throw, with a season best mark of 40-11.00.
As a freshman in 2010: Outdoor: Set a school record in the javelin in only her first season...Qualified for the New England and ECAC Championships in the event...Won the javelin at four separate meets...Placed 10th in the event (127-04) at the ECAC Championships (5/16)...At the New England Championships (5/8), took the gold medal in the javelin with a toss of 135-04...Set a new school record in the javelin at the A-10 Championships (5/2), placing second with a mark of 139-08...Also took 13th in the hammer throw (101-10) at the meet...Won the javelin with a mark of 134-05 at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/24)...Also set a personal high in the shot put with a toss of 35-08.75 at the meet, good for fifth place...Grabbed first place in the javelin at the Larry Ellis Invite (4/17) with a mark of 129-02...At the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10), qualified for both the New England and ECAC Championships in the javelin (137-02), taking first and also setting the then second all-time highest mark in school history. Indoor: Competed primarily in the shot put as a freshman... Placed 12th in the shot put at the Giegengack Invitational (2/5) with a toss of 36-02.75... Set her best mark of the season in the shot put at the BU Quad-Meet with a fourth place finish and a mark of 38-02.75... Also placed eighth in the weight throw (32-01.50) at the meet.
Before UMass: A 2009 graduate of Triton Regional High School where she was a two-time Division III state champion in javelin ... Four-year letterwinner for head coach Joseph Colbert ... Helped the Triton Vikings to a 10-0 record and a Division III state championship in 2008 ... Three-time Cape Ann League javelin champion ... Three-time CAL all-star ... Holds Triton Regional High Record in javelin with a throw of 128'- 7".
Personal: Rachelle Frances Bourque ... Born April 16, 1991 in Beverly, Mass. ... Daughter of Richard and Susan Bourque ... Has one sister and one brother, Melissa and Christopher ... Majoring in Kinesiology.
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