Women's Track

UMass To Travel To Boston For New England Championships

Courtney Baldwin will compete on day two of the New England Championships in the mile run.

Courtney Baldwin will compete on day two of the New England Championships in the mile run.

Feb. 23, 2012

BOSTON, MASS. - The Minutewomen will travel on Friday to Boston University, home of the 2012 Indoor New England Championships. A total of 20 athletes will compete this weekend in a variety of events. Kaylee DeVincent (Southborough, Mass.) will not be competing this weekend due to injury. DeVincent is a New England qualifier in both the shot put and weight throw this season. UMass is coming off an exciting weekend at the A-10's where three women had record setting performances.

On the first day of competition, UMass' sole competitor in the pole vault etched her name in at fourth all-time at UMass.

  • Chrissy Silvar (Fitchburg, Mass.) moved up to fourth all-time with a mark of 11-09.75. The mark also prolonged her season another week, the senior qualified for the ECAC and will compete alongside Karen Roa (Jamaica, N.Y.) and Nalis Mbianda (Newton, Mass.).

    On day two of the championships Rebecca Stoyle (Pembroke, Mass.) and Rachelle Bourque (Rowley, Mass.) both had strong record setting performances in their events.

  • Rebecca Stoyle continued to improve week to week in the triple jump and leaped to fourth best all-time at UMass with a mark of 38-04.75. The mark placed her fifth in the A-10 Championships.

  • Rachelle Bourque bested her career high in the shot put and still stands at fourth all-time at UMass. The junior threw for a distance of 43-06.00 placing her eighth overall in the competition.

    Looking ahead to Friday, Chrissy Silvar will kick off the New England Championships at 4:00 p.m. in the pole vault. Some other notables on Friday are Jaclyn Lam (Stockton, Cal.) competing in the long jump and Deanna Julian (Dudley, Mass.) competing in the 1000 meter run. Karen Roa will anchor the distance medley relay squad.



    On day two of the championships Courtney Baldwin (Lowell, Mass.) will compete in the mile run. Rebecca Stoyle will get her shot at qualifying for the ECAC in the triple jump while Nalis Mbianda and Rachelle Bourque will display their talents in the shot put. Finishing off the New England Championships are the 4x800 and 4x400 meter relay teams.

      Event Calendar

      Friday, Feb 12
      at David Hemery Valentine Invitational TBA
      Saturday, Feb 20
      at Atlantic 10 Championship (Day 1) 9:30 AM
      Sunday, Feb 21
      at Atlantic 10 Championship (Day 2) 9:30 AM
      Friday, Feb 26
      at New England Championship (Day 1) 10:00 AM
      Saturday, Feb 27
      at New England Championship (Day 2) 10:00 AM
      Saturday, Mar 5
      at ECAC Championship (Day 1) 10:00 AM
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