Minutewomen Seek Progress Following Success In Opener
Jan. 17, 2014
KINGSTON, R.I. -
A Look Ahead At The Sorlien Invitational
On Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 p.m. the Minutewomen will compete at Mackal Fieldhouse in Kingston, R.I. for the annual Sorlien Invitational hosted by URI. In the team's first meet of the season it was Becky Stoyle and Heather MacLean who led the way in the unscored competition. The pair reigned in three weekly awards in response to their success in the season opener.
Stoyle was honored as the UMass Co-Athlete of the Week for her first place performance in the triple jump. MacLean was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week as well as ECAC Athlete of the Week following her first collegiate track and field competition. The Peabody, Mass. native finished first overall in the 800 meter run and was one of three Minutewomen to finish in the top eight of the event.
Talent In All Areas On Display In Season Opener
Saturday was an encouraging day for the Minutewomen on the track and in the field. The meet was highlighted by the team's surplus of talent in the 800 meter run, scoring three in the top eight. Heather MacLean led the pack, finishing first overall in the event. The highly touted freshman out of Peabody, Mass. completed the race in just 2-minutes, 17.08-seconds.
Once again Coach Jackson's jumpers turned in impressive performances in their first meet. Becky Stoyle led the group with a 40-foot leap in the triple jump to finish first in the event. Fellow junior Courtney Kromko was not far behind with a 38-foot, 0.25-inch jump in the event for a fifth place finish.
Read the full recap from a week ago here.