IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
2009-10 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Was the team's top long jumper and a New England Championship qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump...Posted a mark of 17-08.75 and placed fifth in the long jump at the New England Championships (5/8)...Also placed 19th in the triple jump at the meet with a mark of 33-03.25...At the A-10 Championships (5/2) qualified for New Englands in the long jump with a mark of 18-04.25 and a fifth place finish...Also notched a ninth place finish and qualified for the New England Championships in the triple jump (37-08.00) at the meet...Took eighth in the long jump (17-00.00) at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/24)...Indoor Track: Was the team's top long jumper and a significant contributor in the triple jump... Set a UMass top five-all time mark in the triple jump... Was a New England Championship qualifier in both the triple jump and long jump... At the New England Championships (2/26), placed ninth in the long jump with a mark of 17-05.50... Notched a sixth place finish in the triple jump (38-01.25) and a seventh place finish in the long jump (17-10.75) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19)... Her mark in the triple jump was good for fourth all-time at UMass and qualified her for the New England Championships... Set the team's best mark of the season in the long jump (18-03.75) with a fourth place finish at the Great Dane Invitational (1/22).,. Also qualified for the New England Championships with the jump.
2008-09 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Top long jump athlete for UMass... Also a member of the top 4X100 meter relay team... At the New England Championships, set a mark of 17-04.75 and finished in 12th place in the long jump... Took sixth place in the long jump with a distance of 18-01.00 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3)... At the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/17), helped the 4X100 meter relay to a sixth place finish with a time of 49.30... Posted the team's top distance of the year in the long jump (18-06.50) at the UMass Six Way Meet (4/11) where she took first place overall... Grabbed first place in the long jump at the UConn Invitational (4/4) with a distance of 17-11.50.... Indoor Track One of the teams most versatile athletes, competing in the sprints and the jumps ... Placed forth in the long jump at the New England Championships (2/27), with a mark of 18-00.25 and also placed 12th in the triple jump, marking 35-04.00 ... Placed third in the long jump at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20), jumping 18-08.50, along with an eighth place in the triple jump jumping 36-10.25... Best mark of the season came at the Great Dane Invitational (1/23), where she placed third in the long jump with a distance of 18-09.25
Before UMass: A transfer from University of Jyvaskyla in Jyvaskyla, Finland ... Attended Kuopion klassillinen lukio High School in Kuopion, Finland ... Placed second in the long jump 2005 and third in 2004 at the Indoor Finnish Championships ... personal record is 6.13m.
Personal: Ida Anne Maria Okkonen, born April 30, 1987 to Vesa and Pirjo Okkonen in Kuopio, Finland ... Sister to Antti (28) and Olli (25) ... Majoring in kinesiology.
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