Women's Track

 

  Karen Roa
Karen Roa

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jamaica, N.Y.

High School:
Saint Francis Prep

Height:
5-3

Event:
Steeple/Distance


05/09/2012

A-10 Triumphs Propel UMass Into New England Championships

Three record breaking performances and an A-10 Championship performance propel the Minutewomen into the 2012 Outdoor New England Championships.

05/06/2012

UMass Continues To Make History At A-10 Championships

Rebecca Stoyle and Karen Roa shine in the final day of the 2012 Outdoor Atlantic 10 Championships.

05/05/2012

Historic Day For UMass On Day One Of A-10 Championships

Roa and Bourque make history and highlight the 2012 Outdoor A-10 Championships.

05/04/2012

A-10 Championships On The Horizon For Women's Track & Field

UMass will compete in the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championships this weekend at the UMass Track and Field Complex.

04/20/2012

Minutewomen Bound For Holy Cross Invite

The Minutewomen will look to build on a successful senior day where they placed second overall out of 15 teams in their home opener.

06/03/2009

Karen Roa 2009 Photo Gallery

Photos From The 2009 Season

2009 Photo Gallery

--INDOOR RECORDS--

First All-Time At UMass In The Distance Medley Relay - 11:49.37 (2/5/10)
Second All-Time At UMass In The Distance Medley Relay - 11:49.64 (2/18/11)
Second All-Time At UMass In The 3,000 Meter Run - 9:40.33 (2/10/2012)
Fourth All-Time At UMass In The 4x800 Meter Relay - 9:15.10 (3/6/2010)

--OUTDOOR RECORDS--

First All-Time At UMass In The 3,000 Meter Steeplechase - 10:26.19 (5/5/2012)
Fourth All-Time At UMass In The 5,000 Meter Run - 16:50.80 (5/6/2012)

As a senior in 2011-2012: Outdoor Track: Competed in the 1500 meter run, 5000 meter run and the 3000 meter steeplechase ... NCAA regional qualifier in the 3000 meter steeplechase and a New England qualifier in the 1500 meter, and 5000 meter run ... Had two record breaking performances at the A-10 championships, taking third overall in the 5000 meter run and fifth best in UMass history with a time of 16:50.80 and placing second overall in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:26.19, a time good enough for third best in A-10 history and the all-time best record in UMass history (5/5, 5/6) ... Posted her best time of the year in the 1500 meter run assisting in a first place finish as a team while coming in first place in the event with a time of 4:38.13 at the AIC Invitational (4/7). Indoor Track: ECAC qualifier in the 3,000 meter run ... New England Championship qualifier in the mile and 3,000 meter run ... Placed second in the 3000 meter run at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/18) with a finish of 9:46.27 ... Contributed to the eighth place finish of the distance medley with a time of 12:09.12 at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/17) ... Placed 16th in the 3000 meter run with a time of 9:40.33 at the Valentine Invitational (2/10) ... Took third place in the 3000 meter run at the Joe Donahue Invitational (1/27) with a time of 9:53.11 ... Placed first in the one mile run at the Sorlein Invitational (1/13) with a time of 5:01.58.

As a junior in 2010-2011: Outdoor Track: Set the UMass all-time mark in the Steeplechase three times this season, ending with her first place finish time of 10:31.28 at the New England Championship meet...Had the best mark of the season for UMass in the 5000 meter run with a time of 17:35.18...Also had the best mark of the season for UMass in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:40.05. Indoor Track: Qualified for the ECAC Championship meet in the 3000 meter run at the Great Dane Invitational with a time of 9:56.77 and qualified for the 5000 meter run at the Giegengack Invitational with a time of 17:30.77, which was also the fifth best all-time mark...Qualified for the New England Championship in the mile run, the 5000 meter run and the 3000 meter run...Her best time in the mile run came at the Boston Reebok Indoor Games with a time of 4:59.74, which was also a team season best...Her best time in the 3000 meter run came at the New England Championships with a time of 9:49.38, which is the fourth all-time mark at UMass.

As a sophomore in 2009-2010: Outdoor Track: Set a new school record in the 3000 meter steeplechase on three separate occasions...At the ECAC Championships, set a school record in the event by crossing at 10:46.19 and placing 20th...Qualified for the ECAC Championships in the steeplechase with a time of 10:50.10 and a fifth place finish at the A-10 Championships (5/2)...Set a qualifying mark for the New England Championships by crossing at 10:54.97 and placing eighth at the Larry Ellis Invite (4/17)...Grabbed second place in the 5000 meters (17:49.19) at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet...Qualified for the New England Championships in the 5000 meter run by winning the event with a time of 17:55.60 at the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10)...Indoor Track: Helped the distance medley relay set a UMass school record and helped the 4X800 meter relay team set a UMass top five all-time mark... Was a New England Championship qualifier in the mile... Was the team's top 3000 meter athlete... At the ECAC Championships (3/6), was a member of the 4X800 meter relay team that set the second fastest all-time mark at UMass (9:15.10)... At the New England Championships (2/26), placed ninth in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:10.33... Helped the distance medley squad take third place at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19) with a time of 11:56.36... Set a personal best of the season in the mile at the Valentine Invitational (2/12) by crossing at 5:05.73... Helped the distance medley relay squad set a UMass school record (11:49.37) at the Giegengack Invitational (2/5).

As a freshman in 2008-2009: Outdoor Track: Top athlete in the 3000 steeplechase and 5000 meter run for UMass... Posted a UMass top ten all-time mark in the 3000 steeplechase... At the New England Championships (5/8), finished the steeplechase in 11:06.70 and notched a seventh place finish... Posted the second best all-time finish for UMass in the steeplechase (11:03.57) and finished in seventh place at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3)... Set the team's top time of the season and placed sixth in the 5000 meters (17:59.34) at the UMass Six Way Meet (4/11)... Indoor Track: Ranked 15th at the ECAC Championship with the DMR, posting a time of 12:19.19 ... Ran her best time in the 3000 meter at the New England Championships (2/28) where she placed eighth with a time of 10:17.91. Also at that meet, ran with the DMR squad to their best time of the season (12:04.19) for a fourth place finish.

Before UMass: Three-year letterwinner for the Terriers of St. Francis Prep (N.Y.) ... Won every cross country meet she ran in high school except for one ... Ran two mile in 11:10 as a junior ... Ran 2000m steeplechase in 7:06 and the 3000m in 10:51 as a sophomore ... Also played tennis.

Personal: Born on July 5, 1990 in New York ... Daughter of Ana Rios and sister of Carlos (16) ... Majoring in Kinesiology with plans to attend medical school after college.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Jan 10
    at Yale Invitational 9:00 AM
    Saturday, Jan 17
    at Beantown Challenge 10:00 AM
    Friday, Jan 23
    at Joe Donahue Indoor Games 4:00 PM
    Friday, Jan 30
    at John Thomas Terrier Invitational 7:00 PM
    Saturday, Feb 7
    at Coaches Invitational 11:00 AM
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