With most of the Minutewomen's top runners getting rest this week UMass places 26th of 37 in the New England Championships.
The Minutewomen will travel to Charlotte, N.C. for this year's Atlantic 10 Championships.
This will be the second and final trip of the season to the Ocean State for Julie LaFreniere's squad.
As a sophomore in 2012: Placed ninth for UMass with a time of 20:18.5 in the A-10 Championships (10/27) ... Finished the Rothenberg Race ninth for UMass and 36th overall in 20:01.20 (10/19) ... Crossed the finish line at 19:43.12 and placed seventh for the Minutewomen in the New England Championships (10/7).
As a freshman in 2011: Competed in two meets ... Placed tenth on the team and 49th overall in 20:25.21 at the Bryant Universty Invitational (9/10).
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham High School ... Was a four year letter winner under coach Paul Urban Jr. ... Named to the All-Scholastic Team as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... A member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Catherine Ann Ayers ... Born May 23, 1993 in Brockton, Mass. ... Daughter to Paul and Christine Ayers ... Sister to Robert and Colleen ... Majoring in Nursing.