The NCAA Northeast Regional Championships marks the end of the women's 2012 cross country season.
The NCAA Northeast Regional Championships women's 6k is set for Friday at 12:00 p.m. in Madison, Conn.
Head Coach Julie LaFreniere hopes to see her squad perform well as they enter their final meet and final week of preparation before the A-10 Tournament.
As a freshman in 2012: Placed sixth for UMass with a time of 23:08.9 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships (11/9) ... Finished seventh for the Minutewomen in the Paul Short Invitational with time of 23:20 (9/28) ... Posted her best time of the season in the Minuteman Invitational with a time of 20:00.72, finishing in eighth place for the team and 43rd overall ... Made her collegiate debut in the season opening UMass Invitational, crossing the finish line at 20:27.38 and placing fifth for UMass and eighth overall.
Before UMass: Two year letter winner for Coach McGrail ... Named MVP and a Hockomock All-Star for track and field as a junior ... Named MVP for cross country and track and field and Hockomock All-Star for cross country ... Personal bests in high school was a 11:29 in the two mile, 5:27 mile, and a time of 18:45 in the 5K.
Personal: Elizabeth Jane Blanchard ... Born December 6, 1993 in Augusta, Maine ... Daughter of Thomas and Mary-Jane Blanchard ... Sister of Anna and Emily Blanchard ... Majoring in Kinesiology.