The Daily Collegian's feature story on Becky Stoyle following her breakthrough indoor season, written by Joey Saade
On April 7, UMass will make the short trip to Springfield, Mass. to compete in the AIC Invitational and open their 2012 outdoor campaign.
On January 13 UMass opens their 2012 season in North Kingston, R.I. at the Sorlein Invitational.
David Jackson enters his sixth season with UMass women's track and field and has seen many of the top-5 marks in the program's record book for field events, multi-events, short sprints and hurdles rewritten under his tutelage.
Jackson has produced three NCAA East Region qualifiers (Stephanie Aguguo; Becky Stoyle - triple jump), seven Atlantic 10 champions (Kelsey Crawford (2013) - heptathlon (4766 Pts.), Stephanie Aguguo (2011) Beck Stoyle (2013, 2014) - indoor & outdoor triple jump), seven indoor New England Champions (Stephanie Aguguo (2010) -triple jump, Kelsey Crawford (2013) heptathlon (2013 & 2014), Becky Stoyle (2014) - triple jump, Courtney Kromko (2014) - long jump), three school record holders (Stephanie Aguguo - triple jump (41' 3.75"), Becky Stoyle - triple jump (indoor: 42' .05" and outdoor: 42'3.25") and multiple Student-Athlete of the Week award winners.
Prior to coming to UMass in 2009, Jackson spent the previous two years working with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sprinters, women's pole vault and multi-event athletes, including three All-Americans and four ACC champions.
Before coaching at UNC, Jackson was the assistant men's and women's track & field coach at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y., from 2004 to 2007. While at Roberts Wesleyan, he was responsible for working with the teams' sprinters, hurdlers, and relays. Jackson guided three members of the Raiders to NCCAA national titles and coached five NCCAA All-Americans.
Jackson worked as a New York State public high school Section V track & field official from 2001 to 2003 and has also coached for the ACS Track Club and Nichols Academy and Churchville-Chili Sr. High, during his time in Rochester.
A standout discus thrower and sprinter in high school, Jackson went on to compete for Susquehanna University where he received all-conference accolades and earned a trip to the NCAA Division III national championship as a part of the school's 400m relay team in 1994. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo in 1998 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Media Study and went on to earn a Masters of Arts in Organizational Communication from SUNY Brockport in 2000.
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