Women's Track


  Sarah Bittermann
Sarah Bittermann


Marblehead, Mass.

High School:





League Best 139 UMass Student-Athletes Named To A-10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass had the most student-athletes in the league attain a 3.5 GPA or higher for spring semester


Becky Stoyle Rewrites The Record Books On Senior Day

Becky Stoyle breaks the school record in the triple jump and sets the UMass Track & Field Complex facility record.


Throwers Launch Minutewomen Through Holy Cross Invitational

The Minutewomen throwers combined for 64 of the team's 168.5 points in Saturdays meet.


Holy Cross Up Next For Women's Track And Field

On Saturday, April 20 UMass will compete at Hart Track in Worcester, Mass. for the Holy Cross Invitational beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Minutewomen Continue Outdoor Success In First Home Meet

Becky Stoyle and Katharine Finnegan each move up in the UMass record book in the Minuteman Invitational



WT&F-UMASS INVITATIONAL Photos by Thom Kendall '93


Massachusetts Outdoor Top Five All-Time Records
4x800 Meter Relay 2013 9:00.15 Third
Massachusetts Indoor Top Five All-Time Records
4x400 Meter Relay 2012 3:52.74 Second
4x800 Meter Relay 2012 9:07.16 Second

As a junior in 2013:Outdoor: Part of the 2013 New England Champion 4x800 meter relay team with a time of 9-minutes, 0.15-seconds, which also stands as the third best time in UMass history (5/11) ... Scored in every relay she ran in, including an eighth place finish in the 4x800 meter relay at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship (5/5) ... Turned in three top four performances in the 800 meter run with her best time coming at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet, completing the event in 2-minutes, 14.25-seconds (4/27) ... Ran a first place time in the first meet of the season at the AIC Invite in the 800 meter run (4/6). Indoor: Scored in three events during the indoor season including the 400 and 500 meter run as well as the 4x400 meter relay ... Ran her best time of the year in the 500 meter run at the ECAC Championship, completing the event in 1-minute, 15.45-seconds (3/2) ... Assisted in a pair of third place finishes in the 4x400 meter relay at the URI Coaches Invite (2/2) and the Joe Donahue Indoor Games (1/25) ... Scored for the Minutewomen with a fourth place finish in the 400 meter run at the Sorlien Invitational (1/19). As a sophomore in 2012: Outdoor: Competed in six meets, racing in the 400 meter hurdles and the 4x400 meter relay ... Finished sixth in the New England Championships at 3:55.06 in the 4x400 meter relay (5/11) ... Placed eighth with a time of 3:52.15 at the A-10 Championships in the 4x400 meter relay (5/5) ... Took a first place finish in the 4x400 meter relay at the Pre-Conference Meet, crossing the finish line at 3:59.07 (4/28) ... Finished first in the 400 meter hurdles and second in the 4x400 meter relay at the Holy Cross Invitational while qualifying for New Englands (4/21) ... Placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles as well as the 4x400 meter relay at the UMass Invitational (4/14) ... Finished third in the 400 meter hurdles and second in the 4x400 meter relay at the AIC Invitational (4/7). Indoor: Competed in eight meets, running in the 500 meter run, 4x400, 4x800 and the distance medley relay ... Finished ninth in the ECAC Championships with a time of 9:26.31 in the 4x800 meter relay (3/3) ... Placed third in the 500 meter run as well as the 4x400 meter relay at the New England Championships, finishing at 3:52.74 and claiming the fifth best time in school history (2/24) ... Ran in the fourth place 4x400 meter relay squad at the Charles Torpey Tribute (2/4) ... Finished first at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games in the 500 meter run while claiming fourth in the 4x400 meter relay (1/27) ... Ran in the 500 meter dash at the GoRhody Invitational and claimed first place (1/20) ... Claimed a fourth place finish at the Sorlein Invitational in both the 500 meter dash and 4x400 meter relay (1/14).

As a freshman in 2011: Outdoor: Ran in the 400 meter hurdles...Had her fastest time of the season at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (1:04.88) which qualified her for New Englands...Ran in the 4x400 meter relay...Finished in 10th in the 400 meter hurdles at New Englands with a time of 1:07.23. Indoor: Qualified for the New England Championships in the 500 meter run at the Sparks Sorlein Invitational with a time of 1:17.86...Had her best time on the season in the 500 meter run at the NECs with a time of 1:16.19 in the Preliminaries...Finished 10th overall at the NECs...Ran on the 4x400 meter relay team at the New England Championships that ended with a time of 3:54.50.

Before UMass: A 2010 graduate of Marblehead High School where she was a four-year letterwinner for indoor and outdoor track under coach Mike Toomey...Helped the Magicians to an NEC Indoor South championship title during the 2010 season...Went undefeated in the 600 meters that season, winning the NEC crown in the event... Was the school's 2010 indoor track MVP and also won the outdoor Coaches Award...Was named the spring track MVP during her junior season...Owns four school records... Was the NEC Champion in the 400 meter hurdles during both her senior and junior seasons, grabbed eighth in the event at the all-state meet...Also was a three-year letterwinner in cross country.

Personal: Sarah Alyson Bittermann...Daughter of David and Margaret Bittermann...Has one brother, Noah...Born Feb. 26, 1992 in Boston, Mass.... Majoring in Linguistics.


Career Best Outdoor Times/Marks
400 Meter Hurdles 1:03.17 (4/21/12)
800 Meter Run 2:14.25 (4/27/13)
4x400 Meter Relay 3:52.14 (5/5/12)
4x800 Meter Relay 9:00.15 (5/11/13)
Career Best Indoor Times/Marks
400 Meter Dash 59.72 (1/19/13)
500 Meter Dash 1:15.45 (3/2/13)
800 Meter Run 3:06.53 (1/18/14)
1,000 Meter Run 2:13.77 (2/7/14)
3,000 Meter Run 10:38.57 (1/24/14)
4x440 Yard Relay 4:02.08 (2/1/14)
4x400 Meter Relay 3:52.74 (2/25/12)
4x800 Meter Relay 9:07.16 (3/4/12)
Distance Medley Relay 12:09.12 (2/17/12)


    Event Calendar

    Wednesday, Apr 16
    at Holy Cross Heptathlon 11:00 AM
    Thursday, Apr 17
    at Holy Cross Heptathlon 11:00 AM
    Saturday, Apr 19
    at Holy Cross Invitational 11:00 AM
    Saturday, Apr 26
    at UNH Pre-Conference Meet 11:30 AM
    Saturday, May 3
    vs Atlantic 10 Championship 9:00 AM
    Sunday, May 4
    vs Atlantic 10 Championship 9:00 AM
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