Stoyle Shatters Triple Jump Record In Cambridge
Feb. 1, 2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Minutewomen left the Harvard Invitational with a very strong showing against a slew of northeast schools including Boston College, Northeastern, Holy Cross, Quinnipiac and the host #25 Harvard. The meet was unscored and highlighted by jumps specialists Becky Stoyle and Courtney Kromko.
Stoyle set a new program record in the indoor triple jump with Kromko following suit in the event bettering her fifth best all-time mark. The reigning indoor and outdoor Atlantic 10 and New England triple jump champion, Stoyle, leaped 41-feet, 4.5-inches ranking her 23rd in the country. Kromko was the runner up in the event with a personal best distance of 38-feet, 7.75-inches.
The third and fourth place finishers in the triple jump also hailed from UMass. Lauren Avery finished third overall with a jump equaling 37-feet, 6.5-inches. Ashley Palmer rounded out the top four with a 37-foot, .5-inch jump.
Minutewomen finished first, second and sixth in the long jump as well. Stoyle had the best distance of the meet with a mark totaling 18-feet, 3.25-inches. Kromko was once again the runner up with a 18-foot, 3-inch mark. The sixth place performance came from Palmer who leaped 17-feet, 0.5-inches in the event.
The trio of Stoyle, Kromko and Palmer finished in the top eight of the 300 meter dash as well with Stoyle once again leading the way. The Pembroke, Mass. native finished second with a time of 40.52-seconds. Palmer finished fourth in the race crossing the finish line at the 42.38-second mark. Kromko completed the event in 42.77-seconds for a seventh place finish.
The Minutewomen finished three in the top eight of the pole vault with Sarah Bierly leading the way. The sophomore vaulted herself 10-feet, 11.75-inches for a second place performance. Junior pole vault specialist Rachel Busch set a height of 10-feet, 6-inches for a third place finish with freshman Katherine Gabriele not far behind in fifth place at 10-feet.
On the track the gutsiest performance of the day came from Rachel Hilliard. The junior harrier out of Hookstown, Pa. ran a first place 4-minute, 59.23-second mile and then came back to run the 3,000 meter run in just 9-minutes, 54.02-seconds for a third place finish. Hilliard just missed the record book in both events.
Carly Zinner joined Hilliard in the mile, crossing the finish line fifth at the 5-minute, 12.04-second mark. Molly McMahon and Katrina Martyn competed alongside Hilliard in the 3,000 meter run finishing fifth and eighth respectively. McMahon completed the race in 10-minutes, 34.43-seconds while Martyn crossed the finish line at the 10-minute, 51.50-second mark.
UMass finished a trio in the top eight of the 800 meter run as well with Heather MacLean leading the way once again. MacLean finished sixth crossing the finish line in 2-minutes, 15.90-seconds. Sarah Bittermann and Katie Powers finished seventh and eighth respectively with Bittermann finishing in front at the 2-minute, 16.15-second mark. Powers completed the event in 2-minutes, 19.41-seconds.
In the 60 meter hurdles Brittany Green finished sixth overall with Meghan Patrolia finishing in seventh. The freshman led the way with a time of 8.95-seconds while Patrolia finished in just 9.06-seconds.
UMass finished six in the top eight of throwing events with Kesley Crawford once again throwing for the best performance. The sophomore threw 42-feet, 3.25-inches in the shot put for a fourth place performance. Alexa Fearing and Margaret Riseborough finished seventh and eighth place respectively.
Fearing and Riseborough then finished sixth and seventh in the weight throw with marks of 42-feet, 9-inches and 42-feet respectively. Sara Wagner led the pair with a fifth place, 45-foot, 4.25-inch throw in the event.