Minutewomen Set For Showdown At Northeastern
Jan. 24, 2014
ROXBURY, Mass. -
Preview To Friday's Competition
The Minutewomen will compete in their third meet of the season at the Northeastern Indoor Games on Friday, January 24 at the Reggie Lewis Center. So far this season UMass has shown strength and progress early in just about every area of the sport. The talent returning from a season ago mixed with a highly touted freshman class has made the Minutewomen a team to keep an eye on at the Atlantic 10 Championship in 2014.
Minutewomen Rewrite Record Book At Sorlien Invitational
Earlier in the week junior jumper Becky Stoyle said that the team's breakout performance in the season opener displayed the hard work this year and that the team plans on improving each week moving forward. The Minutewomen did just that on Saturday afternoon at the unscored Sorlien Invitational in Kingston, R.I.
Sophomore multi and high jumper Katie Osborne made the biggest jump in the record book with her height of 5-feet, 7-inches in the high jump. The mark now gives her the second best height all-time at UMass and was good enough for second place in the meet.
Fellow sophomore multi Kelsey Crawford has made a name for herself in the Atlantic 10 for her throwing abilities early in her career. On Saturday Crawford threw 43-feet, 7.25-inches in the shot put placing her first in the meet and fourth all-time at UMass.
UMass finished four in the top eight in both the long jump and triple jump. Courtney Kromko was one-of-three Minutewomen to place in the top eight of both events with two second place finishes. The junior leaped 38-feet, 6.5-inches in the triple jump placing her fifth in UMass history. She placed second in the long jump as well with a 17-foot, 9.75-inch jump.
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.