Stoyle Claims Gold And Record In A-10 Finale
Feb. 17, 2013
KINGSTON, R.I. - Just weeks after claiming the UMass record the Minutewoman who does not have the triple jump record in her high school can now say she is an A-10 Champion with the A-10 record in the triple jump. Becky Stoyle is now UMass' latest Indoor Atlantic 10 Conference Champion with a leap of 41-feet and 1-inch.
Her jump not only won her gold, it also broke the conference record of 40-feet, 9-inches; a record set by Fordham's Kerstin Greene back in 2007. Stoyle also bested her own UMass record of 40-feet, 7.75-inches.
Stoyle entered the competition as the favorite in the event due to her previous best mark of 40-feet, 7.75-inches with the next closest mark being 40-feet jumped by Charlotte's Briauna Jones. Stoyle set the golden distance on her third jump of the preliminaries.
The mark would not be contested until the final jump by Jones who leaped 11-inches better than she had all season for a second place distance of 40-feet, 11-inches. Stoyle now has her sights set on the New England Championships as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.
Also placing top eight in the field Sunday afternoon was Nalis Mbianda. The senior threw a distance of 44-feet, 5.25-inches for a sixth place finish overall. Courtney Kromko leaped a personal best 36-feet, 11-inches in the triple jump but could not break the top eight.
UMass also came up with two new personal bests on the track thanks to Molly McMahon and Megan Cummings in the 3,000 meter run. McMahon raced for a time of 10-minutes, 26.96-seconds while Cummings crossed the finish line in 10-minutes, 42.44-seconds.
The Minutewomen are back in action on Friday, February 22 for the New England Championships in Boston, Mass. The meet's start time is set for 10:00 A.M.