Women's Cross Country


  Alexandra Purdue-Smithe
Alexandra Purdue-Smithe

RS Senior

Sharon, Mass.

High School:




Atlantic 10 Announces Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees


Atlantic 10 Announces Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees


League Best 139 UMass Student-Athletes Named To A-10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass had the most student-athletes in the league attain a 3.5 GPA or higher for spring semester


Hilliard Comes Out On Top For UMass At New England Championships

With most of the Minutewomen's top runners getting rest this week UMass places 26th of 37 in the New England Championships.


Due South, Women's XC Off To A10's

The Minutewomen will travel to Charlotte, N.C. for this year's Atlantic 10 Championships.



WXC - UMASS INVITATIONAL Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As A Redshirt Senior In 2014: Was fifth for the team and 192nd overall at the NCAA Regional Championship (11/14) with a time of 23:22.10 ... Placed 35th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championship (11/1) with a time of 18:50.0. Finished the New England Championships 104th overall with a time of 18:57.1... Ran a time of 22:01 (6K) at the Paul Short Championships (10/4) to be 137th overall...Finished 16th with a time of 17:58.00 at the Minuteman Invitational (9/13).

As A Redshirt Junior In 2013: Competed in all seven meets, earning a spot in UMass' top-five in all seven ... Took third on the squad (155th overall) with a time of 22:55.7 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship (11/15) ... Placed 31st overall and third for UMass, crossing the finish line at the Atlantic 10 Championship (11/2) in 18:05.5 ... Finished fifth on the squad and 27th overall at the CCSU Mini-Meet (10/25) with a time of 10:36.53 ... Was UMass' No. 3 finisher (76th overall) at the New England Championship (10/12) with a time of 18:53.0 ... Completed the Paul Short Invitational (10/5) in 22:29.0 as UMass' second finisher (181st overall) ... Placed third on the team and 74th overall at the Boston College Invitational (9/27) with a time of 19:08.0 ... Clocked 18:16.38 in the season-opening Minuteman Invitational (9/14) to claim 18th overall and fourth on the squad.

As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2012: Finished sixth for UMass with a time of 19:45.6 in the A-10 Championships (10/27) ... Crossed the finish line at 20:10.30 for a tenth place finish on the team and a 41st overall at the Rothenberg Race (10/19) ... Finished fourth for UMass for her best time of the season of 19:28.47 at the New England Championships (10/7).

As A Redshirt Freshman In 2011: Competed in two meets ... At the Rothenberg Race (10/14), placed ninth on the team and 31st overall with a time of 20:13.2 ... Clocked in at 19:54.15 at the Minuteman Invite (9/17), good enough for tenth on the UMass squad and 50th overall.

As A freshman In 2010: Did not compete.

Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Sharon High School ... Was a three year letter winner under coaches Tim Cimeno and Alan Conway ... Tabbed Most Improved XC Athlete as a sophomore ... Won the Coach's Cross Country Award as a senior ... Named a cross country captain ... Also played lacrosse for the Eagles, scoring a career total 104 goals.

Personal: Alexandra Cari Purdue-Smithe ... Born June 2, 1992 in North Carolina ... Daughter to Alan Smithe and Susan Purdue ... Sister to Alina ... Majoring in Nutrition.


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