Feb. 18, 2012
NORTH KINGSTON, R.I. -
Overall the Atlantic 10 Championships was an exciting two day event for the Minutewomen. Chrissy Silvar moved up in the all-time record books on day one of the contest while Rachelle Bourque and Rebecca Stoyle both set records in their events on day two of the championships.
Rachelle Bourque (Rowley, Mass.) set a career high in the shot put and still stands at fourth all-time in the UMass record book. The junior thrower took eighth overall with a mark of 43-06.00, beating her previous personal best of 43-05.25.
Rebecca Stoyle (Pembroke, Mass.) proved that she is a solid competitor in the triple jump by inserting her name into fourth place all time at UMass. The freshman took 5th overall in the competition leaping for a distance of 38-04.75. Stoyle beat out Ida Okkonen's record of 38-01.25 which was set back in 2010.
Karen Roa (Jamaica, N.Y.) had a strong performance of her own in the 3000 meter run. Roa placed second overall at the A-10 Championships with a mark 9:46.27. This was her third time this season crossing the finish line with a ECAC qualifying time.
Deanna Julian placed sixth overall in the 1000 meter run. The senior finished with a time of 2:59.92.
Jaclyn Lam wasn't far behind Stoyle in the triple jump, placing eighth in the event. The freshman jumped for a distance of 37-05.25.
Nalis Mbianda threw for a mark of 43-09.25 in the shot put. The mark placed the junior at sixth in the event.
Next week the New England Championship qualifiers will travel to Boston University for the 2011 Indoor New England Championships.