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.
Becky Stoyle and Katharine Finnegan each move up in the UMass record book in the Minuteman Invitational
As a junior in 2013:Outdoor: Ran the 400 meter hurldes and the 4x400 meter relay for the Minutewomen ... Finished sixth at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1-minute, 6.60-seconds (4/27) ... Placed third in the 400 meter hurdles at the Holy Cross Invitational crossing the finish line at 1-minute, 6.96-seconds (4/20) ... Indoor: Part of a third place finish in the distance medley relay at the URI Coaches Invitational with a time of 12-minutes, 26.22-seconds (2/2) ... Ran the second leg of the third place 4x400 meter relay quad at the Sorlien Invitational with a time of 4-minutes, 7.20-seconds (1/19) ... Placed fifth at the GoRhody Invitational in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1-minute, 1.73-seconds and ran the first leg of the third place 4x400 meter relay team (1/11).
As a sophomore in 2012: Outdoor: Competed in the 400 meter hurdles at the New England Championships (5/11) ... Ran in the 400 meter hurdles at the A-10 Championships (5/5)... Claimed a fourth place finish in the 4x400 meter relay as well as an eighth place finish in the 400 meter hurdles at the Pre-Conference Meet (4/28) ... Placed eighth in the 400 meter hurdles at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/21) ... Finished sixth in the 400 meter hurdles at the UMass Invitational with a time of 1:07.62 (4/14) ... Crossed the finish line fifth at the AIC Invitational in the 400 meter hurdles (4/7). Indoor: Did not compete.
As a freshman in 2011: Outdoor: Competed in the 400 meter hurdle with her best time coming in the New England Championship Meet on May 13, 2011 with a time of 1:08.09...Her second best time of the year was in the Minuteman Invitational on April 16, 2011 with a time of 1:08.32...Indoor: Ran in the 400 meter run this season with her best time coming at the Sparks Sorlein Invitational, running a time of 1:03.33...Also ran on the 4x400 meter relay team at the Sparks Sorlein Invitational, which had a time of 4:05.25.
Before UMass: A 2010 graduate of Peabody High School where she ran under track coach Joe Rocha...Set a school record in the 400 meter hurdles...In her senior season was the 2010 Athlete of the Year, was both the indoor and outdoor MVP, and was a Salem News All-Star...Was the Team MVP, GBL MVP, and a Salem News All-Star while setting school records in the 4X200 relay and 400 meter hurdles as a junior...In her sophomore year, was given the Coaches Award, was named the Team MVP, and was named a Salem News All-Star...As a freshman, was the Rookie of the Year, Team MVP, and GBL All-Star...Also was a League All-Star and Team MVP of the field hockey team at Peabody...Received high honors in academics.
Personal: Andrea Marie Saccardo...Daughter of George and Lucille Saccardo...Has one brother, Mark...Born on November 8, 1991 in Malden, Mass.... Majoring in Psychology.
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