Women's Track

Track and Field Competes at Holy Cross Crusades

Nastaran Shams placed ninth in the heptathlon.

Nastaran Shams placed ninth in the heptathlon.

April 16, 2004

Worcester, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's and men's track and field team competed in the Holy Cross Crusades in Worcester, Mass., Wednesday and Thursday, April 14-15. There was no team score.

In the first day of competition, Crystal Therrien (Fairhaven, Mass.) was the top Minutewomen finisher with 2,580 points, good for sixth place. Senior Nastaran Shams (Swampscott, Mass.) finished in 10th-place with 2,227 points, sophomore Ashley Creel (Sandwich, Mass.) finished in 11th place with 2,141 points and freshman Jessica Curran (Hopkinton, Mass.) finished in 15th-place with 1,823. For the minutemen, senior John O'Neil (North Reading, Mass.) finished third with 3,138 points. Junior Dan Trask (Brockton, Mass.) earned 2,733 points, good for an 11th-place finish.

In the second day of competition O'Neil earned 5,868 points, good for a third-place finish and Trask finished in 16th-place with 4,301 points. Shams led the way for the Minutewomen with 3,921 points and a ninth-place finish. Therrien placed 10th with 3,897 points and Creel earned 3,484 points, good for an 11th-place finish.

The women's squad will be back in action Saturday, April 17, in Storrs, Conn. The men's team will take on Connecticut, Brown, URI, and SCSU in Storrs, Conn., Friday, April 16.



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