WT&F To Compete At First Annual Joe Donahue Indoor Games
The Minutewomen will travel to Roxbury, Mass. for first annual Joe Donahue Indoor Games this Friday, on January 27.
Chrissy Silvar tied her career best mark over the weekend, the mark is fifth best all-time at UMass in the pole vault.
Jan. 26, 2012
Roxbury, Mass. -
Previously known as the Reebok Indoor Games, the meet was renamed this season in honor of track and field coach Joe Donahue. Donahue is known as one of the all-time greats in Northeastern track and field. In his time at Northeastern he was a strong athlete, Hall of Fame member and a mentor.
The Minutewomen will look to continue their success this weekend. Two weeks into the season the women's track and field team has accumulated nine New England qualifiers and many first place finishes. Last week Rebecca Stoyle (Pembroke, Mass.) was the first freshman this season to qualify for the New England Championships. She had the best distance in the triple jump, leaping for a mark of 37-09.50.
Chrissy Silvar (Fitchburg, Mass.) took first at the GoRhody Invite this past weekend with a mark of 11-03.75. The mark not only qualified her for the New England Championships, it tied her career best distance which is fifth best all-time in the UMass record book.
Nalis Mbianda (Newton, Mass.) has competed well in both meets this season. The junior placed first twice and is a New England qualifier. Mbianda has high expectations for herself every week, although this week means a little more with the passing of Joe Donahue this fall. Donahue recruited the thrower out of high school; she spoke about it in this week's interview.