Women's Cross Country

 

  Gina Perno
Gina Perno

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plainview, N.Y.

High School:
St. Anthony's

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
01/26/1989





IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK

--OUTDOOR--
800 Meters; 5th (2:12.15)
4X800 Meter Relay; 2nd (9:04.30)

--INDOOR--
Distance Medley Relay; 1st (11:49.37)
4X800 Meter Relay; 2nd (9:15.10)
1,000 Meters; 5th (2:55.17)

2010-11 (Senior): Cross Country: Took 106th place with a time of 22:14 at the NCAA Regional Championships (11/14)...Grabbed a 43rd place finish as the team's third finisher (18:45) at the A-10 Championships (10/30)...At the Rothenberg Race (10/15), notched an 18th place finish out of 92 runners with a time of 18:30...Grabbed 55th place with a time of 18:51 at the New England Championships (10/9)...Took fourth on the team and 189th overall with a time of 23:02 at the Paul Short Invite (10/1)...Grabbed 12th place overall and second place on the team with a time of 18:18 at the UMass Home Meet (9/18)...Took 42nd out of 121 harriers at the BC Invite (9/11) with a time of 19:04; was the team's second overall finisher.

2009-10 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Was the team's top performer in the 800 meter run...Set a UMass top five all-time mark in the 800 meters and the 4X800 meter relay...Helped the 4X800 meter relay set the second fastest all-time mark at UMass at the ECAC Championships (5/16) with a time of 9:04.30 and a sixth place finish...At the New England Championships (5/8), finished eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.34...Crossed at 2:13.36 and finished fifth in the 800 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/2)...Also at the A-10 Championships, helped the 4X400 meter relay team to a seventh place finish with a time of 3:52.79 and helped the 4X800 meter relay squad to a fifth place finish and an ECAC Championship qualifying mark of 9:08.28...Set the fifth fastest all-time mark at UMass in the 800 meters (2:12.15) at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/24)...Won the 800 meters at the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10) with a time of 2:16.61...Qualified for the New England Championships in the 800 meters at the UConn Invite (4/3) by crossing at 2:14.05 and placing fourth...Indoor Track: Had a phenomenal season running in the 800 meters, distance medley relay, and 4X800 meter relay... Helped set a school record in the distance medley relay and helped set a UMass top five all-time mark in the 4X800 meter relay... Was a New England and ECAC Championship qualifier in all three mentioned events... At the ECAC Championships (3/6), helped the UMass `A' distance medley relay squad of Karen Roa, Courtney Baldwin, and Michelle Jenssen to an eighth place finish with a time of 11:49.96... Was also a member of the 4X800 meter relay team that set the second fastest all-time mark at UMass (9:15.10)... Took sixth place in the 800 meters at the New England Championships (2/26) and set an ECAC qualifying mark in the event (2:14.32)... Was also a member of the 4X8 squad that set an ECAC Championship qualifying mark at the meet with a time of 9:20.66 and a seventh place finish... Nabbed seventh place overall in the 800 meters (2:17.71) and helped the UMass `A' distance medley relay squad to third place (11:56.36) at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... Helped the UMass `A' distance medley relay team set a school record (11:49.37) with a second place finish at the Giegengack Invitational (2/5)... Cross Country Was a top five team finisher in six out of seven meets... Placed fourth on the team and 142nd overall with a time of 25:11 at the NCAA Regional Qualifier (11/14)... At the Atlantic 10 Championships(10/31), placed 69th overall and seventh on the team with a time of 21:46... Set her best time of the season in the 5k at the Albany Invitational (10/17) by crossing at 18:50 and finishing 48th overall.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Top 1500 meter dash athlete for UMass... Took a ninth place finish in the 1500 meters with a season best time of 4:39.38 at the Atlantic 10 Championships... Also at the A-10 Championships (5/3), helped the 4X8 to a tenth place finish with a time of 9:15.40... Grabbed second place in the 1500 meters (4:46.17) at the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/17)... Also at that meet, helped the 400 meter relay to a third place finish with a time of 3:58.17... Competed in the 800 meter run once for the Minutewomen at the UMass Six Way Meet (4/11), posting the second best time of the season for UMass by crossing at 2:17.39 and finishing in sixth place... Indoor Track: At the ECAC Championships (3/7), ranked 15th with the distance medley relay squad, posting a time of 12:19.19 ... At the New England Championships (2/27) finished fourth with the DMR squad with the best time of the season (12:04.19) ... Runs individually in the 1000 meter, finishing fifth overall at the A-10 Championships (2/21) with a time of 3:01.35 after placing third in the prelims ... Cross Country: Ranked fifth on the team, 79th overall, at the Atlantic 10 Championships (11/1) with a time of 19:57.6 ... Posted best mark of the season at the Albany Invitational (10/18) with a time of 18:59.8 in the 5K.

2007-08 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), joined teammates Jen Curtain, Nicole Serapiglia, and Liz Fisk to rank eighth in the 4X800 meter relay with a time of 9:33.12 ... Ranked sixth at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3) with a time of 2:15.89 in the 800 meter ... Placed second in the 800 meter at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26) with a time of 2:17.10. At this meet, also ranked second in the 4X400 meter relay with a time of 3:52.51 alongside teammates Kristen Bakanowski, Alisha Tathum, and Brittany Bakanowski ... Crossed the finish line 14th in the 400 meter dash at the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/19) with a time of 59.82. Also at this meet, ran the 4X400 meter relay with the Bakanowski sisters and Alisha Tathum for a second place finish in 3:52.51 ... Ranked fifth in the 800 meter at the UMass Invitational (4/12) with a time of 2:15.42 ... With teammates Brittany Bakanowski, Holly Heinricher, and Ros Murphy, crossed the finish line in 4:07.36 in the 4X400 meter relay for a sixth place finish at the UConn Invitational (4/5) ... Indoor Track: Tied for fifth all-time at UMass with Shana Smith (1987) in the 1000 meter run with a time of 2:55.17. Recorded this time at the New England Championships (3/1) for a fifth place overall finish. Also at this meet, teamed up with Sam Sacchetti, Liz Fisk, and Jen Curtain to rank 14th in the 4X800 meter relay with a time of 9:43.81 ... Finished 20th at the ECAC Championships (3/9) with a time of 2:58.81 in the 1000 meter ... Ranks first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:19.54 at the NYC Gotham Cup (1/18) ... Cross Country: Finished eighth on the team at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/27) with a time of 21:42.0 ... At the Albany Invitational (10/13), ranked fifth on the team, 77th overall, with a season-best time of 19:30.2 ... Ranked seventh on the team at the Paul Short Invitational (9/28) with a time of 26:27.00 ... At home versus Maine and Vermont (9/15), placed fifth on the team, 21st overall, with a time of 19:58 ... Started the season at the Dartmouth Invitational (9/8) with a time of 23:26.90 to finish 37th overall.

Before UMass: A 2007 graduate of Saint Anthony's High School where she was a two-time All-American ... Was a two-time all-state and four-time all-league performer ... A three-time champion in the NSCHAA outdoor 800 meters, champion in the 400 meters (2004), champion in the outdoor 1,000 meters (2007), and champion in the indoor 1,500 meters (2007) ... Champion in the 800 meters at the Junior Olympics (2005) ... At the USATF Youth National Championships, placed fourth in the 800 meters in 2006 and fifth in 2005 ... Cross country MVP in 2004 and 2007 and track MVP in 2007 ... NSCHAA Indoor League MVP in 2007 ... Holds personal-best times in the 400 meters (58.30), the 800 meters (2:12.99) and the 1,000 meters (2:56.58) ... Named 2007 Athlete of the Year at St. Anthony's.

Personal: Gina Louise Perno ... Daughter of John and Patricia Perno ... Born Jan. 26, 1989 in New York ... Majoring in psychology.

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