The team will travel to Mackal Fieldhouse in Kingston R.I. Friday morning for the GoRhody Invitational.
Six New England Championship qualifiers, five first place finishes and 33 top eight performances propel the Minutewomen to a first place finish with 175.50 points in their 2012 outdoor season opener at the AIC Invitational.
On April 7, UMass will make the short trip to Springfield, Mass. to compete in the AIC Invitational and open their 2012 outdoor campaign.
Karen Roa and a pair of relays wrap up the indoor season at the ECAC Championships at Reggie Lewis Track in Roxbury, Mass.
The ECAC Championships could mark the finish line for the 2012 indoor season, unless one of the Minutewomen can qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
First All-Time At UMass In The Distance Medley Relay - 11:49.37 (2/5/2010)
Fifth All-Time At UMass In The 4x800 Meter Relay - 9:04.30 (5/15/2010)
As a junior in 2012: Outdoor: Competed in one meet, running in the 1,500 meter run ... Finished third in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:43.45 at the AIC Invitational (4/7). Indoor: Competed in six meets, running in the distance medley relay, 4x800 meter relay, mile run and 1,000 meter run ... Finished ninth at the ECAC Championships in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:26.31 (3/4) ... Recorded her season best time of 5:10.25 in the mile run at the New England Championships while recording the team's best time in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:23.91 (2/24) ... Competed in the mile run at the A-10 Championships (2/17) ... Finished fifth in the 1,000 meter run and placed third in the distance medley relay at the GoRhody Invitational (1/21) ... Finished second in the 4x800 meter relay at the Sorlein Invitational and placed sixth in the mile run (1/14).
As a sophomore in 2011: Indoor: Participated in the 1000 meter run and the mile run...Her best time in the 1000 came at the A-10 Championship meet where she ran a time of 3:03.83...Her best time in the mile run was 5:10.68.
As a freshman in 2010: Outdoor: Helped the 4X800 meter relay set the second fastest all-time mark at UMass with a time of 9:04.30 and a sixth place finish at the ECAC Championships (5/16)...Was the team's top 1500 meter run athlete...Finished 19th overall in the 1500 meters at the New England Championships (5/8) by crossing at 4:38.74...Placed fifth in the 1500 meters at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/2) by crossing at 4:33.58...Also at the A-10s, helped the 4X800 meter relay team finish fifth and set an ECAC Championship qualifying mark (9:08.28)...Competed in the 800 meter run on one occasion, taking 10th with a time of 2:19.18 at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/24)...Qualified for the New England Championships in the 1500 meters at the UConn Invitational (4/3), placing second with a time of 4:37.43. Indoor: Showed an extraordinary amount of versatility in her first season at UMass... Helped set a school record in the distance medley relay and a UMass top five all-time mark in the 1000 meters and 4X800 meter relay... Was an ECAC and New England Championship qualifier in the 1000 meters, mile run, distance medley relay, and 4X800 meter relay... Helped the 4X800 meter relay team to the second highest all-time mark at UMass (9:15.10), and helped the distance medley relay to an eighth place finish with a time of 11:49.96 at the ECAC Championships (3/6)... Set the fifth highest all-time mark at UMass and snagged a sixth place finish in the mile at the New England Championships (2:55.14)... The mark qualified her for the ECAC Championships... Also helped the 4X800 meter relay qualify for the ECAC Championships with a seventh place finish and a time of (9:20.66)... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19) placed fourth in the mile (4:58.49) and helped the distance medley relay team to a third place finish (11:56.36)... Helped set a school record in the distance medley relay (11:49.37) at the Giegengack Invitational (2/5)... Set best time of the season in the mile and qualified for the ECAC Championships by crossing at 4:58.31 at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/29)...
Before UMass: Ran indoor and outdoor track for Lowell High School under Coach Patrick Swett ...As a senior, finished eighth in the 800m outdoors at the Massachusetts state championships with a time of 2:17.45, to set the school record at Lowell High ... Finished sixth in the 300m and fifth in the 400m at the state meet as a freshman and sophomore, respectively ... Won a Division I state title in the 600m indoors as a senior and was an All-State runner up in the event, as well ... Named to the Lowell Sun All-Star indoor and outdoor track teams three times ... Tabbed the Lowell Sun Runner of the Year during the 2009 indoor season ... Selected as Team MVP for indoor twice (2008 and 2009) and outdoor once (2009) ... Named to both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic teams as a senior indoors ... Was named the most outstanding female athlete at Lowell High following her senior season ... In addition to the outdoor 800m record, also set new school marks for the 400m (indoor and outdoor), 600m, 600y, 800m (indoor) and 1000m (indoor) ... Was a MVC All-Conference runner in the 400m in 2008 ... Served as team captain for track as a senior ... Played three years of soccer at Lowell, and was captain of the team as a senior.
Personal: Courtney Jayne Baldwin ... Born May 6, 1991, in Lowell, Mass., to William and Joan Baldwin ... Has one brother, Christopher ... Majoring in Communication Disorders.
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