Women's Track & Field Takes Sixth At Brown Invitational
April 18, 2005
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Highlighted by senior Christina Huff's (Springfield, Mass.) second-place finish in the 100 meter dash and freshman Kristen Bakanowski's (Northboro, Mass.) third-place finish in the pole vault, the University of Massachusetts women's track and field team took a sixth-place finish this past weekend at the Brown Invitational.
Bakanowski's mark of 11-feet, 5.75 inches in the pole vault is the third-best height in the outdoor program's history. The freshman also tied the pole vault record during the indoor season at 12-feet even.
Huff finished second in the 100 meter dash in both the preliminary race and in the finals. Her time of 12.21 seconds in the final heat was a season-best for the senior.
Freshman Christina DeRosa (Sound Beach, N.Y.) feel just shy of posting the fifth fastest time in school history in the 5,000 meters. Her time of 17:36.61 was two seconds shy of placing her in the all-time top five performer list.
Marissa Kay Callahan posted a pair of 10th place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles and in the triple jump. Callahan clocked a 16.16 second performance in the hurdles, while recording a mark of 34-feet, 5.50 inches in the triple jump.
Senior Jenn Iasiello finished fourth in the hammer throw (152'08") to round out the top performances for the Minutewomen.
Select members of the men's and women's track and field teams will compete in the Holy Cross Decathlon held April 20-21 in Worcester, Mass. Both teams will next compete at the UConn Invitational on Saturday, April 23.
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