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.
The Minutewomen open up competition Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M.
WT&F-PRE CONF. MEET Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Second All-Time At UMass In The Shot Put - 44-11.50 (2/11/11)
Second All-Time At UMass In The Shot Put - 46-6.25 (4/14/12)
As a senior in 2013:Outdoor: Scored nine times for the Minutewomen competing in the shot put and discus ... Threw the second best mark in UMass history at the New England Championship in the shot put with a mark of 47-feet, 11.25-inches, placing second in the event (5/11) ... Finished third in the Atlantic 10 Championship with a mark of 45-feet, 7-inches in the shot put (5/5) ... Threw for a first place finish in the shot put at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet with a mark of 46-feet, 10.25-inches (4/27) ... Had the best mark at the Holy Cross Invitational throwing 45-feet, 4.25-inches in the shot put (4/20) ... Placed second overall in the Minuteman Invitational with a distance of 45-feet, 10.50-inches in the shot put (4/13) ... Threw 44-feet, 6.75-inches in the shot put for a second place finish qualifying for both the New England and ECAC Championship at the AIC Invitational (4/6). Indoor: Qualified for the ECAC Championship at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a 44-foot, 5.25-inch throw in the shot put (2/16) ... Finished third with a 42-foot, 3.5-inch mark in the shot put at the URI Coaches Invitational (2/2) ... Threw for second place at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games in the shot put with a 43-foot, 6.5-inch throw (1/25) ... Claimed first place with a 44-foot toss in the shot put at the Sorlien Invitational (1/19) ... Placed third with a New England Championship qualifying mark of 41-feet, 9.25-inches at the GoRhody Invitational (1/11).
As a junior in 2012: Outdoor: Finished fifth at the New England Championships in the shot put with a mark of 43-9 and competed in the discus (5/11) ... Grabbed a fifth place finish in the shot put with a mark of 44-8, threw a distance of 128-6 in the discus and competed in the weight throw at the A-10 Championships (5/5) ... Threw a 42-5.25 in the shot put for a second place finish at the Pre-Conference Meet (4/28) ... Threw good enough for a first place finish at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/21) ... Claimed the second best mark in UMass history placing first in the shot put with a distance of 44-0.5 and finished third in the discus at the UMass Invitational (4/14) ... Placed first in the shot put at the AIC Invitational with a mark of 42-11.75 (4/7). Indoor: Placed sixth at the New England Championships in the shot put with a mark of 42-9.5 (2/24) ... Threw a distance of 43-9.25 at the A-10 Championships for a sixth place finish (2/17) ... Placed third at the Valentine Invitational in the shot put (2/10) ... Placed second in the shot put at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games where she threw her best mark of the indoor season, 44-9.50 (1/27) ... Finished the GoRhody Invitational in first place in the shot put (1/20) ... Placed first at the Sorlein Invitational in the shot put (1/14).
As a sophomore in 2011: Outdoor: Grabbed the second all time mark at UMass in the Shot Put at the Larry Ellis Invitational with her toss of 45-03.75...Finished in third place in shot put at the New England Championship Meet with a throw of 44-05.25...Finished in fourth place at the Atlantic 10 Championship Meet with a throw of 44-05.50...Had a season high throw in the discus at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (118-06). Indoor: Grabbed the second all-time mark at UMass in the shot put with her toss of 44-11.50 at the Valentine Invitational, which qualified her for both the NECs and the ECACs. Had the second best team mark in the weight throw with a toss of 41-02.50, which she threw at the A-10 Championship meet.
As a freshman in 2010: Outdoor: Set a UMass top five all-time mark and was a New England Championship qualifier in the shot put...Competed at the ECAC Championships (5/16), taking 20th place in the shot put with a mark of 42-05.00...At the New England Championships (5/8), placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 42-04.00...Threw for a mark of 41-01.50 and placed tenth in the shot put at the A-10 Championships (5/2)...Also added an 18th overall placing in the discus at the meet (97-08)...Placed second in the shot put (44-03.25) at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/24)...Also took sixth with a mark of 110-10 in the discus at the meet...At the Larry Ellis Invite (4/17), set the third highest all-time mark at UMass in the shot put (44-04.25) and grabbed fifth place overall at the meet...At the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10), took second in the shot put with a toss of 42-11.00...Qualified for the New England Championships in the shot put at the UConn Invite (4/3), posting a mark of 41-09.75 and sixth place overall...Notched a mark of 77-09 in the hammer throw at the meet, good for 12th place... Indoor: Burst onto the throwing scene as a freshman... Set a UMass top five-all time mark in the shot put in her first collegiate track and field meet... Was an ECAC and New England Championship qualifier in the shot put... Took 21st overall in the shot put at the ECAC Championships (3/6) with a mark of 41-04.50... At the New England Championships (2/26), placed seventh and threw for a mark of 43-09.75 in the shot put... Placed ninth (41-10.00) in the shot put at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19)... Grabbed third place in the shot put (44-04.00) at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/29)... Set the second highest all-time mark at UMass in the shot put (44-08.25) at the Great Dane Invitational (1/22)... Qualified for the ECAC and New England Championships with the throw.
Before UMass: A 2009 graduate of Newton South High School where she was a Boston Herald all-star as a senior in 2009 ... Helped team to all-state championship in 2008 ... Boston Globe all-scholastic selection in 2009 ... Team won back-to-back Dual County League and Division I state titles in 2008 and 2009 ... Owns school indoor and outdoor shot put records.
Personal: Nalis Njaiteh Mbianda ... Born August 14, 1991 in Bamenda, Cameroon ... Daughter of Alexander and Josephine Mbianda ... Has five siblings, Rabbi, Kizito, Kizita, Parkie and Julvet ... Majoring in Kinesiology.
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