Five strong performances assist UMass to a four-point lead on first day of the New England Championships.
Three record breaking performances and an A-10 Championship performance propel the Minutewomen into the 2012 Outdoor New England Championships.
Roa and Bourque make history and highlight the 2012 Outdoor A-10 Championships.
UMass' performance was highlighted by two first place performances by Rachelle Bourque in the javelin and shot put.
The Minutewomen place second out of 15 teams with a total of 103.64 points on senior day.
Tied For Fourth All-Time At UMass In The Pole Vault - 11-9.75 (2/17/2012)
Fourth All-Time At UMass In The Pole Vault - 11-7.75 (5/11/2012)
As a senior in 2011-2012: Outdoor Track Finished her career at UMass with her best mark of the season in the pole vault at the New England Championships when she posted a 11-7.75, good enough for seventh overall in the event and fourth all-time in the UMass record book ... Placed third with a mark of 10-8.75 at the Pre-Conference Meet (4/28) ... Finished fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 10-6, also contributed to their second place finish as a team at the UMass Invitational (4/14) ... Started the outdoor season off right posting the best mark in the pole vault and assisting in the team's first place finish with a mark of 10-11.75 at the AIC Invitational (4/7). Indoor Track: ECAC qualifier in the pole vault ... New England Championship qualifier in the pole vault ... Placed eighth at the New England Championship (2/24) in the pole vault event with a mark of 11-06.50 ... At the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/17), took home fifth place in the pole vault with a mark of 11-09.75 ... Placed fourth in the pole vault event with a mark of 10-11.75 at the Joe Donahue Invitational (1/27) ... Took first place in the pole vault event with a height of 11-03.75 at the Go Rhody Invitational (1/21) ... Earned a fifth place finish in the pole vault event with a mark of 10-10.00 at the Sorlein Invitational (1/13).
As a junior in 2010-2011: Outdoor Track: Had the highest mark for UMass this season in the Pole Vault (11-05.75) which was also the fifth all time mark for UMass...Qualified for New Englands with a leap of 10-10.00...Placed sixth at NECs in the Pole Vault. Indoor Track: Had the best pole vault mark for the team of the season when she leapt a height of 11-03.75 at the Giegengack Invitational, also good for the UMass fifth all-time mark in the event.
Before UMass: A transfer student from UMass Lowell where she competed under head coach Gary Gardner...Helped the River Hawks to NE-10 Conference Championship titles for both the indoor (2008-10) and outdoor (2009) seasons...Was the 2009 NE-10 Indoor Conference Champion in the pole vault...Was the school record holder for the pole vault in both the indoor (11-02.00) and outdoor (11-00.00) seasons...Attended Fitchburg High School where she was a four-year letter-winner under coaches Stephen LeBlanc, Mike Lavers and Jack Scott...Was a school record holder in the pole vault, 200 meters, 4X100 meters, and team penthathlon...Was a 2006 Central Mass Champion in the 200 meters and 4X100 meter relay.
Personal: Christine Ann Silvar...Daughter of Steve and Debbie Silvar...Has one brother, Steve Jr....Was born on January 31, 1989 in Leominster, Mass....Is an English major focused in writing.
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